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What are the eligibility criteria for the NSPM credential?

The eligibility criteria for the NSPM credential include:

• Current NBCRNA Full Recertification or CPC Compliance
• Current nurse anesthesia clinical practice 
• Documentation of current RN and, if applicable, APRN licensure
• Documentation of two years of nurse anesthesia clinical experience 
• Completion of education activity that demonstrates acquired knowledge in each of the following areas within the immediate prior four years from the date of application: physiology and pathophysiology of pain; imaging safety; assessment/diagnosis/integration/referral; pharmacological treatment; interventional pain strategies; and, professional aspects.
• Submission of a practice portfolio 
• Successful completion of an assessed NSPM cadaver or assessed simulation course
• Successful completion of the NSPM subspecialty certification examination
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