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Am I eligible to take the exam?
You are eligible if you:
Are a registered nurse (RN) in the United States or any of its territories with a current, unrestricted license.
Educated or licensed outside of the United States? Rollover here for more information.Hold a current, full, and unrestricted license as a first-level nurse in the country in which one's nursing education was completed, AND meet the eligibility for licensure as a registered nurse (RN) in the United States in accordance with the requirements of the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS).
Have practiced 2 calendar years as an RN in a medical-surgical setting.
Have accrued a minimum of 2,000 hours of practice within the past three (3) years in a medical-surgical setting. Practice may include clinical, management, or education.
Currently certified as a medical-surgical nurse through ANCC? You may be eligible for exam exemption certification.