Self-Evaluation Examination (SEE) Resources

The NBCRNA Self-Evaluation Examination (SEE) is voluntary and has three objectives:

  • Provide information to students about their progress in the nurse anesthesia educational program.
  • Provide information to program administrators on how well their programs are preparing students with the knowledge they need for anesthesia practice.
  • Prepare students for the National Certification Examination (NCE) experience.

To meet these objectives, the examination has specifications similar to those of the NCE. The SEE is administered under secure conditions and has a reporting system designed to provide maximum feedback to students and program administrators. Although specifications similar to the NCE are used for the SEE, successful completion of the SEE does not guarantee a passing score on the NCE.

 All students currently enrolled in an accredited nurse anesthesia educational program are eligible to be registered for the SEE.

US Military Base Testing Sites Now Available for SEE/NCE

NBCRNA Credentialing staff have been working with Pearson VUE representatives for several months to provide National Certification Examination (NCE) and Self-Evaluation Examination (SEE) testing access to active duty military at select US military base sites. Periodically, individuals have been deployed soon after completing their nurse anesthesia educational program. This has applied to both civilian students who have post-graduation commitments with the armed services as well as active duty service in our military programs. In these cases, the graduate may experience a significant delay post-deployment until they are able to take their NCE. On-base testing provides defense employees with the opportunity to conveniently test where they serve. 

The on-base Pearson VUE test centers support these individuals to become CRNAs during service and to help diminish the delay, cost and interruption associated with arranging state-side testing, if that option is even available. The military channel can now support NCE testing needs at select US military bases in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and the Pacific. This option is only available to active duty military with valid government ID and authorization to enter the base.