The American Association of Neuroscience Nurses (AANN) and the American Board of Neuroscience Nursing (ABNN) have collaborated on two certificate programs:
Certificate Program for the Seizure and Epilepsy Healthcare Professional
The Certificate Program for the Seizure and Epilepsy Healthcare Professional is an assessment-based certificate program that uses instructional design principles to deliver an online self-study educational course followed by a post-assessment. This course will equip you with the tools you need to safely care for patients with seizures and epilepsy, while providing the type of quality care demanded by your institution. Participants will earn CE contact hours and an American Board of Neuroscience Nursing (ABNN) certificate of added qualification that indicates attainment of knowledge upon successful completion of the course.
The primary purpose of this certificate program is to provide foundational knowledge to provide evidence based care to patients who have seizures and epilepsy, who are admitted to an Epilepsy Monitoring Unit and who are being evaluated for and/or undergoing surgery for medically refractory epilepsy. There are six online modules, presented sequentially, to be completed to earn the certificate. Two additional modules provide information on a nurse’s role in a Comprehensive Epilepsy Specialty Clinic and an Epilepsy Monitoring Unit (EMU). The completion of these two additional modules will enhance the professional’s and facility’s ability to care for patients admitted to a comprehensive epilepsy center or EMU and will meet the National Association of Epilepsy Centers (NAEC) accreditation requirements for nursing expertise in epilepsy.
Spine Certificate Program
AANN and ABNN are currently developing a Spine Certificate Program. More information will be coming soon.