is SCRN required and necessary

  1. Hi, I work in stroke unit, and recently they mentioned stroke certified registered nurse exam, do you all take exam? is it hard? how does it help with your stroke patient care? anyway we have yearly continue education about stroke patients, I don't see why we need extra exams.
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  3. by   sherbear01
    It is not a requirement on a stroke unit.
  4. by   Jnurs4
    Quote from wangli73
    Hi, I work in stroke unit, and recently they mentioned stroke certified registered nurse exam, do you all take exam? is it hard? how does it help with your stroke patient care?

    I'm wondering the same thing too.

    Has anyone (who works with stroke patients) taken this test? Has it helped you better care for patients (in addition to better understanding pathophysiology and care)?
    Last edit by Jnurs4 on Nov 16, '14 : Reason: Typo
  5. by   neuroRN14
    To be clear I have not taken the exam but do work in a Stroke Unit. My department/manager feels like the Neuroscience Specialty Exam is a better choice so I plan to take that.

    The nurses I work with that have taken either (and some have taken both) do tell me that it improves their understanding of the pathophysiology but otherwise it doesn't change much.

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