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CNRN® Exam Review

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Course Description

The CNRN Exam Review course is designed to provide the neuroscience nurse a review of the topics presented in the CNRN Examination. The course outline is based upon the blueprint of the CNRN Examination provided by ABNN. The course provides the participant with hints and easy ways to remember certain pertinent information.

Program Learning Outcomes

This program prepares the learner to:

  • Describe the CNRN Exam, test plan and the practice requirements to sit for the exam.
  • Construct a study plan for the exam based on understanding the blueprint and domains of practice covered.
  • Identify common mistakes and pitfalls that are made during studying and testing for the exam.
  • Recall the core components covered in the exam through didactic supplementation and test questions.


Sign-in begins at 7:30 am. Each day includes a one-hour lunch (on your own), as well as a morning and afternoon break of 15 minutes each. The order of lectures presented and break times may vary according to speaker preference.

Day 1, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

  • Neurotrauma
    Traumatic Brain Injury | Spinal Cord Trauma
  • Seizures
    Definitions | Classifications | Post Seizure | Diagnostics | Treatment Status Epilepticus
  • Cerebrovascular
    Risk Factors | Physiology | Symptoms | Emergency Management
  • Pediatric and Developmental
    Chiari Malformations | Spina Bifida | Cerebral Palsy

Day 2, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

  • Chronic Neurological
    Pain Management | Benign Headaches | Balance Disorders | Dementia | Movement Disorders
  • Tumors
    Classification of Brain Tumors | Common Primary Brain Tumors | Presentation | Prognosis | Treatment
  • Immune/Infections
    Meningitis | Prion Disease | Multiple Sclerosis | Myasthenia Gravis | Demyelinating Polyneuropathy | Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis