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About the RNAS-C Exam

The RNAS-C exam consists of 150 multiple choice questions and must be completed in 4 hours. You are allowed one 15-minute break, if needed.

RNAS-C Exam Subject Areas

  • Surgical Patient Care  (33 questions – 22% of exam)
  • Surgical Skills  (33 questions – 22% of exam)
  • Anatomy & Physiology  (33 questions – 22% of exam)
  • Procedure Considerations  (33 questions – 22% of exam)
  • Pre- and Postoperative Considerations  (18 questions – 12% of exam)

RNAS-C Exam Development

The RNAS-C exam was developed by subject matter experts including RNs, RNFAs and RNFA educators. Test questions are regularly reviewed and updated by subject matter experts to maintain accuracy and currency. NASC has been administering the RNAS-C exam since 2009.

RNAS-C Exam Details

  • 150 multiple choice questions.
  • Four hours to complete the exam with one optional 15-minute break.
  • Paper-based proctored exam.
  • Each question has four answer options; only one answer is correct.

RNAS-C Study Plan

Click here to download the RNAS-C Exam Study Guide.

RNAS-C Practice Questions

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RNAS-C Testing Procedures

The RNAS-C exam is offered as a live remote proctored exam through Prolydian. Live remote proctored exams can be taken in the comfort of your own home and workplace. For more information, see Prolydian’s test taker FAQs. You can schedule your exam 24/7 and 365 days of the year.

Applying for the RNAS-C Exam

Click the “Login” link at the top of this web page to Register as an Applicant.

RNAS-C Exam Fees

The fee to take the exam for RNAS-C certification is $425.

Scheduling Your Exam

Once your application is accepted, you will be given an account with Prolydian. You can schedule your exam directly from your Prolydian account.

Changing Test Appointment

You can reschedule your test appointment from your Prolydian account any time up to four hours before your exam appointment. If you fail to reschedule your exam and do not keep your appointment, your entire testing fee is forfeited.

Testing Deadlines

You must test within 4 months of submitting your application. If you do not complete your exam within 4 months, your entire testing fee is forfeited.

Test Results

You will be informed of your test results within 72 hours.

Exam Retake

If you do not pass the exam upon your first attempt, you must retake the exam within 90 days of the original test date, yet no sooner than 45 days. Candidates cannot test more than three times within a 12-month period. The retake fee is $325.

This guide includes handy checklists to check your eligibility and gather your documents before you apply.