Simulation Center

The nurse anesthesia program provides the simulation-based skills assessment required for Step 2 of the re-entry program of the National Board of Certification and Recertification for Nurse Anesthetists (NBCRNA). Simulation testing may be scheduled once applicants accumulate 100CEs and successfully complete the National Certification Exam (NCE) once they enroll in the NBCRNA Reentry Program.

Simulation-based NBCRNA Skills Validation

After completing the required 100 hours of continuing education and successfully passing the national certification examination, re-entry program candidates may schedule a visit to a NBCRNA-recognized simulation site to have their clinical skills validated in simulated testing scenarios. This experience is a required portion of the reentry process and is a great confidence-builder for CRNAs who have been out of practice.

To register for the simulation examination, please contact

Our NBCRNA-approved re-entry process includes:

  • A supportive environment for completing NBCRNA Step 2 simulation testing requirements
  • Introduction to simulation
  • Use of anesthesia machines
  • Five carefully-crafted scenarios that allow you to demonstrate the skills required for re-entry to certification

Upcoming examination dates available in 2019:

  • October 23-25

Upcoming examination dates available in 2020:

  • January 13-15 
  • April 6-8 
  • October 21-23