Neurovascular registered nurse (nvrn-BC)

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. 

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

2023 NVRN Review Courses & Exams Schedule


April 15-16th - 2-Day Virtual Review Course

August 11-12th - 2-Day Virtual Review Course

October 21-22nd - 2-Day Virtual Review Course

Members: $500.00 USD   Non-Members: $700.00 USD
Become an ANVC member today, and receive discounted pricing towards the NVRN Review Course & Exam!*

*Annual cost of ANVC Membership is $60.00 USD


The NVRN Core Curriculum book is your handout for this review course. No additional handouts will be provided at the time of the in-person or virtual review course.

NVRN 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.

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 then be taken at an authorized testing center a time and date of your choice. There are testing centers located across the USA, please click here for a list of locations. If a convenient test center location cannot be found, you can also arrange remote-proctoring at your home or office through PROMETRIC.

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

In support of improving patient care, 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.

This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive a total of 1 credit hour per activity session of Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credits for learning and change.




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