What is the COA’s rationale for including testers who pass the National Certification Examination on their second attempts, provided they retake the exam within 60 days of program completion (i.e., Method 3 in the policy section of calculating pass rates)?

At its October 2018 meeting, the COA reviewed data provided by the National Board of Certification and Recertification for Nurse Anesthetists (NBCRNA). The data provided by the NBCRNA included a program-by-program listing of all successful NCE takers and identified the number of attempts required for each graduate to pass. Using this information, the COA determined […]

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