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Begin your appli­ca­tion today. RAN Cer­ti­fi­ca­tion is free for mem­bers and costs $200 for non-mem­bers. It only costs $150 to become a mem­ber, sav­ing you $50 on RAN certification.

Our Remote Area Nurse or RAN Cer­ti­fi­ca­tion process has estab­lished a min­i­mum stan­dard for pro­fes­sion­al prac­tice. The cer­ti­fi­ca­tion process aspires to improve remote health­care, pro­vide pro­fes­sion­al recog­ni­tion of the spe­cial­ty of remote area nurs­ing and help to quan­ti­fy a large amount of edu­ca­tion­al preparation. 

CRANAplus mem­bers are pro­vid­ed with the cer­ti­fi­ca­tion process for free as part of their mem­ber­ship. Non-Mem­bers will need to pur­chase the cer­ti­fi­ca­tion process.

What is RAN Certification?

RAN Certification is a self and peer assessment to evidence that a remote area nurse meets the minimum essential requirements to be a safe provider of remote health care in isolated, rural and outback areas. Cer­ti­fi­ca­tion lasts for three years from the date of issuing.

How Was It Developed?

We are committed to excel­lence when it comes to deliv­er­ing high qual­i­ty, prac­ti­cal and rel­e­vant pro­grams and ser­vices, that build the capac­i­ty of the remote nurse work­force for the pro­vi­sion of com­pe­tent, safe and qual­i­ty remote and isolated health care. The Pro­fes­sion­al Stan­dards of Remote Prac­tice for nurs­es are the foun­da­tion from which the min­i­mum stan­dards are built. The entire process has been devel­oped in con­sul­ta­tion with an indus­try-wide expert advi­so­ry group.

The Cer­ti­fi­ca­tion Process

During your RAN application, you will need to go through nine stan­dards and pro­vide the req­ui­site answers, upload the evi­dence and/​or indi­cate that you have read the links. The process can be completed over multiple sessions. One of our CRANAplus pro­fes­sion­al offi­cers will review the sub­mit­ted appli­ca­tion. Once deemed com­plete you will be auto­mat­i­cal­ly issued with a three-year cer­tifi­cate of remote area nurse certification.

RAN Cer­ti­fi­ca­tion Myth Busting

CRANAplus believes that RAN Cer­ti­fi­ca­tion is the min­i­mum stan­dard require­ment for remote and iso­lat­ed nurs­ing prac­tice. The inten­tion of the video below is to dis­pel those grow­ing mis­be­liefs around the pur­pose, require­ments and process­es of RAN Certification.

Begin your appli­ca­tion today. RAN Cer­ti­fi­ca­tion is free for mem­bers and costs $200 for non-mem­bers. It only costs $150 to become a mem­ber, sav­ing you $50 on RAN certification.