CVRN-BC - Cardiovascular Nursing Level I
Cost of the Cardiovascular Nursing Level I Board Certification Examination |
Scope of Practice:
The Scope of Practice for Cardiac Nurses has been divided into two categories due to the fact that Scope of Practice is different for the Non-Acute vs. Acute Care Cardiac Nurse. Level I or the non-acute Cardiac Nursing Scope of Practice includes the performance of physical Assessment of the cardiovascular system, Management and Treatment of episodic cardiac illnesses, chronic cardiac illness, and the general Evaluation of health status (including but not limited to ordering laboratory procedures, x-rays, and physical therapies, recommending diets, and referring to Specialty Clinics when indicated). They develop, implement, and participate in nursing and inter-professional cardiovascular research to address the knowledge gaps in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of cardiovascular diseases. Emphasis on Assessment, Management, Treatment, and Evaluation (AMTE) sum up the Scope of Practice for Non-Acute Cardiovascular Nurses. Each of these skills requires a vast amount of knowledge of cardiovascular diseases and anomalies, needed by the cardiac nurse in order to function optimally at the bedside of the non-acute cardiac patient. Therefore, the ABCM has added ongoing Cardiovascular Nursing Education to the Scope of Practice because it is essential for cardiac nurses to understand the role of primary prevention, how to conduct a head to toe cardiac assessment, knowledge of up to date disease management and treatments, and how to evaluate the clinical outcomes of care provided to cardiac patients.
Who is Eligible to Take the Cardiovascular Nursing Level I Board Certification Exam?
This Exam is open only to Registered Nurses or Nurse Practitioners in any corner of the globe. If you are a licensed Registered Nurse, you are required to provide your nursing license number and the state your license was issued in, on your Application.
Requirements to take the Cardiovascular Nursing Level I Board Certification Exam (CVRN-BC Level I)?
Knowledge is the Key Requirement. We recommend that Cardiac Nurses working in Cardiology and apply themselves diligently to the study of Cardiovascular Nursing practice, and have at least 1 year of practice in a Non-Acute Care Setting such as PCU, Telemetry, PICU, and Interventional Cardiology settings, before attempting to take this Exam. CEs are not required to sit for the exam, however 30 CEs in Cardiology will be required for the recertification process every three years.
We recommend an in depth study of the following areas of study for CVRN Level I Board Certification Examination:
1. Bedside Assessment of the CV Patient
2. Basic to Intermediate Electrocardiography including Recording, Reading, and Responding
3. Coronary Artery Disease including: STEMI, NSTEMI, and Unstable Angina
6. Heart Failure
7. Non Invasive and Invasive Cardiology Procedures
Purchase Group Exam Seats: Levels I and II
Group Seats Available | Group Seats of 25, 50 or 100
1. 25 or more - $299.95
2. 26-50 - $280.95
3. 51-100 - $274.95
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to obtain group rates. There is a six month time frame for your Exam candidates to take the Exam online after the bulk seats are purchased. If a nurse fails the exam, they may take it a second time for a fee of $150.
HOW TO PREPARE FOR THE EXAM?
The Marriott Heart Foundation and the American College of Cardiovascular Nurses developed the Cardiovascular Nursing Course that not only provides Nurses with an update in clinical cardiology, it also provides an excellent targeted review for the Cardiovascular Nursing Certification Examination.
The Course is recorded and online on demand. Log in and out of the course until finished; no need to complete all at once, spread it out over days or weeks (up to 6 months).
When you order the course, you will be sent a soft bound course manual by 2 day priority mail, and you will be given a link with the password to enter the Course modules in an email.
The cost of the Course is $199.95 and includes 15 CE credits toward your licensure or recertification.
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There are 150 questions in the online version of the exam.
1. Bedside Assessment = 14.5%
2. Basic ECG Concepts = 18%
3. Coronary Artery Disease & ACS = 9.5%
4. Hypertension = 9.5%
5. Heart Failure = 9.5%
6. Cardiomyopathy = 6.5%
7. Cardiovascular Pharmacology = 11.5%
8. Pacemakers/ICDs = 6.0%
9. Non-Invasive and Interventional Cardiology = 15%
Apply for the Exam:
Exam Application - To apply for the CVRN-BC Level I Exam, follow this Exam Application link, complete and submit the Application.
After the application is submitted, make the payment by clicking on the Pay Here. After receipt of both the application and payment, we will send an email with instructions on how to access our Exam Scheduler online. This process may take a week as we validate the exam application. After the validation process an email is sent with instructions on how access the Exam Scheduler online; this is not an overnight application process.
Frequently Asked Questions About the CVRN-BC Level I Exam
How do I purchase the CVRN-BC Level I Exam?
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When and Where Can You Take the CVRN-BC Level I Exam?
You may test Online from your home computer with built in webcam, but not from a cell phone or tablet due to stability; our ABCM approved testing facilities are currently closed due to COVID.
Computer Requirements for the CVRN-BC Level I Exam:
Check to see if your Computer has a built in Webcam, most do. If not, you may purchase a $10-$15 external Webcam and connect it to your computer.
Which Browser Should you use:
Try not to use the Internet Explorer to access the Exam. If you have Firefox or Google Chrome, use one of them to log in as Microsoft no longer supports the Internet Explorer.
How Many Questions are in the Online CVRN-BC Level I Exam?
There are 150 questions in the online Cardiovascular Nursing Level I Board Certification Exam.
How Much Time is Allowed for the CVRN-BC Level I Exam?
3 hours; the an average time spent by examinees is 2.5 hours.
What is the Passing Score for the CVRN-BC Level I Exam?
A score of 70% is required to pass the Exam.
What to do when you receive the CVRN-BC Level I Exam results?
You will receive an email shortly after completing and submitting your exam with your pass/fail statement and a final score. You will be able to print this document. As soon as you receive your results, please forward your Exam results to Bobbi Lucido (Assistant Exam Director) at email@example.com. She will assist in obtaining your results and with processing your certification should you pass the exam. We will send you an electronic copy of your Certificate and a hard copy in the mail, along with your Certification award lapel pin.
What if you don't Pass the CVRN-BC Level I Exam at first try?
You will be allowed to take it a second time for a fee of $150. After that you will have to pay the full fee for your third try. There are no restrictions as to how many times you may take the Exam. If you fail the exam a second time you will have to wait 90 days before taking the exam a third time.