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Neurovascular Registered Nurse


The NVRN certification examination is the only certification for registered nurses that focuses exclusively on acute neurovascular care. Attainment of the NVRN-BC status demonstrates nursing expertise in the provision of acute neurovascular care to highly vulnerable, hospitalized, acute stroke patients. The NVRN certification was the first stroke certification recognized by Magnet and has been continuously available since 2011. Review courses supporting attainment of the NVRN-BC credential are available throughout the year. Exams can be taken year-round at Prometric Testing Centers. 


Upcoming Virtual NVRN Review Courses & Exams

December 1st-2nd, 2022 - Review Course Only



Upcoming In-Person NVRN Review Courses & Exams




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ANVC's Refund/Cancellation policy is as follows:
Cancellation 30 days prior to event = Full Refund
Cancellation 15 days prior to event = 50% Refund
Cancellation less than 14 days prior to event = 0 Refund

Cost: $500 USD for members; $700 USD for non-members. If the Review Course is offered in-person, the Exam will be taken in-person on the second day of the review course. If the Review Course is offered virtually, the computerized exam can be taken at various authorized testing centers across the country (at a day and time of your choice), or at another in-person NVRN event of your choice. You have up to 1 year to attempt the computerized version of the exam

Eligibility requirements include:
  • Licensed as a registered nurse in country of origin
  • Evidence of provision of a minimum of 1,000 hours of clinical care to acute stroke patients in the immediate 12 months preceding application; Clinical care hours may include provision of any of the following:
    • consultation
    • direct clinical care
    • participation in research or quality improvement projects
    • administration
    • stroke center coordination, or provision of nursing staff or patient education

If you do not have 1000 hours, but believe you have accumulated enough expertise to be successful on the examination, you may obtain your supervisor's signature indicating that he/she agrees that you have the requisite knowledge to sit for the certification examination.

Find out what's going to be on the NVRN exam


In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Arizona State University and ANVC.  Arizona State University is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Purchase any of the following in the NRVN store!

  • Review Course & Certification Exam
  • Certification Exam
  • ANVC Core Curriculum

***You must fill out this form and upload here before you register for the NVRN exam***

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