ASNEN is proud to partner with the Association of Neurovascular Clinicians (ANVC) to offer Australian nurses the opportunity to obtain the prestigious international stroke nursing credential, Advanced Stroke Coordinator (ASC-BC) certification examination.


Similar to ASNEN, the ANVC are an organisation of stroke professionals who are dedicated to improving quality and access to acute stroke care. The organisation was formed to meet the needs of interdisciplinary health professionals engaged in the care of stroke patients. 


The ANVC’s ASC-BC is the only certification for registered nurses that focuses exclusively on the   nursing expertise involved during the provision of the stroke coordinator role. Successful completion of the exam allows nurses to add the credentials ‘ASC-BC’ after their name.


Normally only available in the USA, ASNEN has previously partnered with the ANVC to offer our members special access to other rapid review courses and exam once a year at one of the Australian stroke conferences. 


This course and exam is ideally suited to those nurses who have undertaken the international Neurovascular Education and Training in Stroke Management and Acute Reperfusion Therapies (NET SMART) Junior course, or  stroke nurses who have worked approximately 1000+ hours of clinical care with stroke patients in the preceding 12 months (i.e. patient consultation, direct clinical care, research or QI activities, stroke unit coordination, nursing education).


The ANVC currently offers the  and Exam to ASNEN members at a heavily discounted price.  available to Australian nurses for AUD$105). Head here for more information and a link to register