National Board of Certification & Recertification for Nurse Anesthetists (NBCRNA) COVID-19 Impact on Certification Survey Report

The National Board for the Certification and Recertification of Nurse Anesthetists (NBCRNA) engaged SeaCrest to conduct a survey to gather information about how certifying organizations in the United States responded to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) during 2020. In March 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic. The pandemic’s effects have been wide-ranging with the epidemiology continuing to evolve and shift. The survey enabled participants to capture this unprecedented world event for the credentialing industry for institutional knowledge, continuity, and historical purposes.

The COVID-19 Impact – Credentialing Survey sought to answer the following questions:

    • How did organizations respond to the COVID-19 pandemic operationally and programmatically?
    • What changes have been implemented to address the needs of staff and other target audiences?
    • What changes does the organization anticipate institutionalizing?