CAN A FOREIGN NURSE ANESTHETIST APPLY TO CRNA NCLEX without passing first through RN NCLEX

  1. hello;
    I'm a Nurse anesthetist from Africa/Cameroon, graduated in 2016 from Bangangte School of Health, with 9 years work experience as Registered Nurse. I arrived USA 4months ago and will like to pursue my new professional career here in USA/Minnesota where I presently reside. I read online about RN-NCLEX but did not know if it is possible to apply to CRNA-NCLEX without being a license USA RN.

    Thanks
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  3. by   wtbcrna
    No. The eligibility requirements to sit for the CRNA examination are on page 8. The AANA website summarizes the minimum requirements to become a CRNA.
    https://www.nbcrna.com/certification...E_Handbook.pdf

    Become a CRNA
  4. by   elkpark
    All advanced practice roles in the US require that individuals be licensed as generalist RNs in addition to their advanced practice licensure or certification, and maintain ongoing RN licensure.
  5. by   traumaRUs
    Moved to nurse registration

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