CVRN-BC - Cardiovascular Nursing Level I
Cost of the Level I Cardiovascular Nursing Board Certification Examination |
$349 for non Members, or $297 for ACCN and ACCNP Members
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?
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.
Purchase Group Exam Seats
Group Seats Available | Group Seats of 25, 50 or 100
Contact our director 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 $100.
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 Exam, fill out the Application in this link. Please wait for approval from the ABCM in the form of an Email. This process should not take longer than a week unless there are extenuating circumstances beyond our control. Even though there is a payment link below to purchase your exam, please do not make the purchase until you have been approved for your Exam.
After you Submit your application, providing it is complete, you will receive an email from the ABCM instructing you to login and pay your Exam Fees. You will then receive your Testing voucher letter, containing your Exam Candidate ID number; save this number. You will be instructed in the letter to click on Exam Scheduler to be directed to set up your Exam date and time. Please note that there is a three day delay from the date you sign up, till you can take the Exam.
Questions About the Level I CVRN Exam
How do I pay for the Level I Exam?
Click on Pay Here after your application is approved:
When and Where Can You Take the Exam?
You may test Online or at a designated Testing site in your area. Please note that the fee for Testing sites will cost an additional $50 over the fee for online testing.
Computer Requirements for the 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. If you prefer to take the Exam at a testing site, the fee will be higher than if taking it online.
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 Exam?
There are 150 questions in the online Cardiovascular Nursing Level I Board Certification Exam.
How Much Time is Allowed for the Exam?
3 hours; the an average time spent by examinees is 2.5 hours.
What is the Passing Score for the Exam?
A score of 70% is required to pass the Exam.
What to do when you receive the 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 Jennifer Ragan (Assistant Exam Director) at email@example.com. She will process your Certification and send you both 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 Exam the first try?
You will be allowed to take it a second time for a fee of $100. 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.