Certification Exam Question...

  1. Hey, all. Sorry if this has been asked and answered elsewhere, but can a student nurse anesthetist who has graduated and has been hired at a hospital continue to practice if he/she has failed their board exam? Also, out of PA, NJ and DE, which states would let them practice if it were possible?
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  3. by   nilepoc
    Quote from Sean O.
    Hey, all. Sorry if this has been asked and answered elsewhere, but can a student nurse anesthetist who has graduated and has been hired at a hospital continue to practice if he/she has failed their board exam? Also, out of PA, NJ and DE, which states would let them practice if it were possible?
    That totally depends on the BON for the states you are interested in (you should probably contact them). In MD you cannot work once you have failed the exam. I beleive that in NY you can work for a period of time post failure.

    I really am hoping to not find out the reprecussions of failure.
  4. by   Sean O.
    Thanks for your reply. Yeah, I don't blame you. I haven't failed - I'm still a junior student - I have to find this information for a class tomorrow - it would be too late too contact anyone at this point. Do you know of any websites that may contain that information?
  5. by   air
    Quote from Sean O.
    Thanks for your reply. Yeah, I don't blame you. I haven't failed - I'm still a junior student - I have to find this information for a class tomorrow - it would be too late too contact anyone at this point. Do you know of any websites that may contain that information?
    This information is available under the aana website.
    check COA.

    I am not sure but i think in NJ you have to pass the exam before even practicing. I also know, OK, OH require that Cert. before hospitals are permitted to grant you practice priviliges.
    Now, KY, it is must unusuall there, after failure you go on strict supervision to practice.
  6. by   Just a CRNA
    Individual hospitals can also apply institutional sanctions and withhold [font='Times New Roman']privileges for those who fail boards.

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