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  1. What is the Nurse Certificate Course?  Who can take it? 
  2. What do I receive for successful completion of the Nurse Certificate Course? 
  3. Does the Nurse Certificate Course provide certification? Can I use the RNC designation? 
  4. I don’t meet the criteria to take the Nurse Certificate Course.  What are my options? 
  5. What is the cost? Is there a discount for multiple nurses from the same practice?  
  6. How long do I have to complete the course once I register?  
  7. What are the requirements for successfully completing the Nurse Certificate Course? 
  8. Can I see which questions I answered correctly/incorrectly? 
  9. What happens if I fail the course? 
  10. How do I access the Nurse Certificate Course? 
  11. What computer equipment do I need? 
  12. Which Internet browsers work with ASRM eLearn®? 

  1. What is the Nurse Certificate Course?  Who can take it?
    The Nurse Certificate Course in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility is a 16-module series designed for registered nurses and nurse practitioners who meet the following criteria: hold a current, active nursing license in a state or territory of the United States or the professional, legally recognized equivalent in another country, and have a minimum of 2000 hours of experience as a registered professional nurse and a minimum of 1000 hours in women's health.

  2. What do I receive for successful completion of the Nurse Certificate Course?
    Nurses who successfully complete the Nurse Certificate Course and pass the Post-Exam receive a formal certificate and a pin from ASRM, and 16 hours of nursing continuing education credit from the National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health, including 2.75 pharmacology credit hours.

  3. Does the Nurse Certificate Course provide certification? Can I use the RNC designation?
    The course confers a certificate, not certification, and the RNC may not be used.  ASRM is not a certifying body and cannot provide this designation.  Currently, there is no other type of recognition program for nurses in reproductive endocrinology and infertility.

  4. I don’t meet the criteria to take the Nurse Certificate Course.  What are my options?
    There are two options for non-RNs. You may take each of the 16 modules as individual courses, and receive the designated nursing CE credits.  The other option is to take the Infertility and Assisted Reproductive Technology Course (MD047), which provides a certificate of completion and Non-Physician CME credits.

  5. What is the cost? Is there a discount for multiple nurses from the same practice?
    The cost of the Certificate Course is $400.00 for ASRM members or $600.00 for non-members.  There is a discount of 10% for group registration of 5-9 or 15% for 10 or more from the same practice.  The ASRM membership fee for nurses is $125, so it makes good sense to join!  Membership of the practice physician or managers does not count for the discount. 

  6. How long do I have to complete the course once I register?
    The course is self-paced and has no time limit for completion. However, since the materials are reviewed and updated every 2 years, content may change.

  7. What are the requirements for successfully completing the Nurse Certificate Course?
    • Meet the stated criteria of holding a current, active nursing license in a state or territory of the United States or the professional, legally recognized equivalent in another country, and having a minimum of 2000 hours of experience as a registered professional nurse and a minimum of 1000 hours in women's health. 
    • Complete the entire series of 16 modules.
    • Read the course overview page containing all CE and disclosure information, including acknowledgement of commercial support prior to the start of each activity.
    • Download and print, if desired, a syllabus containing the presentation, narrative, and exam questions.
    • Complete a 10-question pre-exam prior to each module.
    • Participate in the interactive activity by listening to the audio narration that is synchronized with the PowerPoint presentation; this can be stopped, reversed, or advanced as desired.
    • After completion of the entire series, take a 160-question post-exam, with a minimum score of 70 percent correct in one attempt.
    • Complete the evaluation survey.
    • Print certificate of completion.
     
  8. Can I see which questions I answered correctly/incorrectly?
    Once you have completed the Pre-exam or Post-exam, you will have an opportunity to view your responses and see the questions that were answered correctly or incorrectly.  You may also print this page.  The exam questions are provided in the syllabus for each module.

  9. What happens if I fail the course?
    If you do not score 70% or higher in the Post-Exam, a grade of Fail is registered in My Learning.  You may re-register and pay to take this course again if you wish.

  10. How do I access the Nurse Certificate Course?
    Start at http://www.asrm.org/eLearn/, and login with your ASRM user ID and password.  Select the Nurse Certificate Course from the eLearning catalog at https://www.asrm.org/eLearnCatalog/. Complete the registration process. 

  11. What computer equipment do I need? 
    ASRM eLearn®is compatible with PCs and Mac computers.  You should have high-speed Internet access and a speaker system.   You should also have the latest version of Adobe Reader software installed on your system.  This is a free program available from http://get.adobe.com/reader/. Note that some features may not work on protected computers such as in libraries or institutional systems.
  12. Which Internet browsers work with ASRM eLearn®?
    ASRM eLearn® is compatible with most browsers including Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome. You may need to download an updated version of the browser.  Safari and Firefox are supported on Macs; however only courses designated as iPad-compatible will work on tablets/smartphones. Note that some features may not work on protected computers such as in libraries or institutional systems.

 

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