The Informatics Nursing board certification exam is an opportunity for healthcare professionals to demonstrate competence, entry-level knowledge, and skills in the field of nursing informatics. The Informatics Nursing board certification, which is administered by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), helps professionals advance in their career and achieve international recognition.
Registered nurses who successfully pass the exam receive the Registered Nurse-Board Certification (RN-BC) credential. The RN-BC credential is valid for 5 years and has accreditation from The National Commission for Certifying Agencies and the Accreditation Board for Specialty Nursing Certification.
The contents of the Informatics Nursing exam have changed, effective December 12, 2022. To allow time for the exam to be updated, a five-day suspension period is now in effect (December 5-11). You can take the exam anytime after this gap.
How much is the Informatics Nursing Certification exam?
The testing fees for the Informatics Nursing Certification exam are as follows:
American Nurses Association members: $270
American Nurses Informatics Association members: $340
The testing fees listed above include $140 non-refundable administration fee.
How to apply for the Informatics Nursing Certification exam
To apply for the exam, go to the ANCC website. Candidates are required to submit verification documents like official and unofficial transcripts. After applying, candidates will have 90 days to schedule their exam at a nearby Prometric testing location.
How long is the Informatics Nursing Certification exam?
Candidates have 3 hours to complete 150 questions (125 scored and 25 unscored).
What to expect on test day
On test day, candidates are encouraged to arrive at the testing facility at least 30 minutes before the start of the exam. Please bring an active ID, with a photograph and signature. The exam is 3.5 hours, with 175 questions.
How to prepare for the Informatics Nursing Certification exam
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Best of luck on your journey to receiving the Registered Nurse-Board Certification (RN-BC) credential!
Can I retake the exam?
If you have to retake the exam, please wait 5 days before applying for a retest. There is a 60-day window before you can take the retest. You may take the exam up to 3 times in a 12-month period. You may be required to resubmit supporting documentation.
The retest fee is $270.
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