Nonsurgical Pain Management Examination
Application Windows for NSPM Exam- 2019
If you are planning to take the NSPM Examination, contact NBCRNA at NSPM@nbcrna.com or (855) 285-4658 to have an application activated.
In 2019, the NBCRNA will offer the NSPM Examination on the following dates:
|Applications for Exam Accepted||Test Dates|
|4/8/19 - 5/3/19||6/10/19 - 6/24/19|
|9/23/19 - 10/18/19||11/25/19 - 12/9/19|
Total Number of NSPM CertificantsSince the inception of the NSPM program in 2015, through December 2018, 51 CRNAs now hold the NSPM-C credential. There have been a total of 61 exam attempts. During FY 2015 (9/1/14-8/31/15) and FY 2016 (9/1/15-8/31/16), 14 CRNAs passed the NSPM exam and two failed, during FY 2017 (9/1/16-8/31/17) six CRNAs passed the exam and two failed, in FY 2018 (9/1/17-8/31/18), 21 CRNAs passed the exam and five failed, and in FY 2019 thus far, ten CRNAs passed the exam and one failed for a total pass rate of 84%. The next exam window is in Spring 2019 -- see above table.
The NBCRNA’s Nonsurgical Pain Management (NSPM-C) credential program is accredited by both the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) and the Accreditation Board for Specialty Nursing Certification (ABSNC).
Call for NSPM Core Competency Module Development
The National Board of Certification and Recertification for Nurse Anesthetists (NBCRNA) is soliciting the development and offering (hosting) of a new category of Core Competency Module that will be used by nurse anesthetists who seek to maintain their subspecialty certification in Nonsurgical Pain Management (NSPM-C). This offering will need to be prepared and ready for use by January 1, 2020. Download the information packet for more information.