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ABNN Certification

The American Board of Neuroscience Nursing (ABNN) is the independent, not-for-profit corporation established to design, implement, and evaluate a certification program for professional nurses involved in the specialty practice of neuroscience nursing and its sub-specialties.

ABNN LogoABNN is responsible for the development, administration, and evaluation of the Certified Neuroscience Registered Nurse (CNRN®) and Stroke Certified Registered Nurse (SCRN®) certification and recertification programs. The ABNN Board of Trustees is composed of nine volunteers dedicated to contributing to the future development of certification and continued competency of neuroscience nursing and its sub-specialties.

ABNN firmly believes in

  • advancing nursing practice through accredited specialty certification programs
  • developing fair and rigorous examinations
  • collaborating with the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses (AANN) and the Agnes Marshall Walker Foundation (AMWF) to provide neuroscience nurses with resources to support certification and recertification.

Learn more about the CNRN and SCRN exam requirements, applications, and details at abnncertification.org.

CNRN Certification

AANN15 WebRedesign StoreImgs CNRNThe CNRN credential formally recognizes the attainment and demonstration of a unique body of knowledge necessary for the practice of neuroscience nursing.

CNRN exam preparation resources are available in the AANN online store.

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SCRN Certification

AANN15 WebRedesign StoreImgs SCRNThe SCRN credential formally recognizes the attainment and demonstration of a unique body of knowledge necessary for the practice of stroke nursing.

SCRN exam preparation resources are available in the AANN online store.

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Please note: The CNRN and SCRN logos are registered trademarks and may not be used or reproduced without express written permission from ABNN.