The CE provider will
determine the length and cost of the modules they produce. The AANA, or another
prior-approval entity, will determine the Class A credit value of each module.
Requirements for Core Modules
modules are optional during the first 4-year CPC Cycle.
Core modules are prior
approved, assessed CE and so provide Class A credit.
Features of Core Modules
Core modules will include a formal assessment, such as multiple choice
Recognition and Prior Approval
Core modules will undergo a recognition process by the NBCRNA and a prior
approval process by an appropriate approval entity, such as the AANA.
Directly Related to One of the Four Core Areas
Each Core Module will
address one of the four core areas in anesthesia:
§ Airway management technique;
§ Applied clinical pharmacology;
§ Human physiology and pathophysiology; or
§ Anesthesia equipment and technology.
Are core modules required
during the first 4-year CPC cycle?
No, core modules will be voluntary
during the first 4-year CPC cycle.
Will credits earned through the core modules also count toward the Class A requirement?
Yes. Core modules provide
Class A credits, which can be applied to the Class A requirement.
How much will it cost to take a core module?
The cost will be determined by the CE provider. We believe market
competition will keep the cost of core modules reasonable.
How will I report that I have completed a core module?
For AANA members, the AANA will automatically report completed Class A
credits earned through core modules to the NBCRNA. For non-members, core module
information and the Class A credits earned will be reported to the NBCRNA
similar to the way CE is currently self-reported.
Will the core module be a good tool to prepare for the CPC Examination?
Yes. One of the strengths of the CPC Program is that the 4 core modules are
linked to the content outline of the CPC Examination; however, the CPC
Examination may cover content not addressed in the modules.
If I successfully complete the core modules, will I pass the CPC
The core modules will serve as learning tools for content on the CPC
Examination; however, performance on the modules will not necessarily correlate
to performance on the CPC Examination.
will I find core modules that qualify for the CPC Program?
The NBCRNA will provide direct links from its website to those CE providers
who offer modules recognized by the NBCRNA.
What is the format for core modules?
The core modules will be available through various electronic media, but
also may be offered at in-person events.