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Denial and Revocation of Certification
Certified Medical-Surgical Registered Nurse (CMSRN®) recertification can be denied or revoked for any of the following reasons:
1. Failure to meet certification or recertification criteria.
2. Any restrictions to professional RN license, such as revocation, suspension, probation, or other sanctions by a nursing authority.
3. Failure to pay any appropriate and required fees.
4. Failure to supply requested material by deadline.
5. Falsification of information on the MSNCB examination/recertification applications, or supporting documentation.
6. Cheating on the certification examination.
7. Misrepresentation of certification status.
No fees will be refunded if recertification is denied. If CMSRN recertification is denied, depending on reason for denial, an applicant may apply to take the CMSRN examination or may appeal the decision.
For more information, download the Recertification & Exam Exemption Application Guide.