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RRNA / SRNA Review Course

When one exam stands between you and your new life as a CRNA, how you prepare matters.

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The roadmap that takes you from student to CRNA.

What if you could crack the code to crush boards and your classroom exams?

What if you had a trusted guide that distills what you’re learning in school and teaches it in a conversational and easy-to-understand way?

How would it feel to learn more in less time so you can win back hours in your busy schedule?

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We can't take your exams for you, but we've got the next best thing.

APEX is the complete A to Z online review course that prepares you for the classroom, boards, and beyond.

Crystal clear teaching that will give you many "a-ha" moments.

Conveniently learn anywhere, anytime on desktop or mobile.

Learn more in less time with study tools backed by neuroscience.

Analytics to measure your progress and performance.

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Say goodbye to information overload and say hello to a more efficient way to learn.

Click each tab to learn more.

Stop memorizing and start understanding.

The APEX curriculum uses a proprietary framework that promotes content mastery.

Each lesson in our question-guided tutorials is organized into four sections:

  1. Pre-Lesson Question = Warm up with a practice question.
  2. Rapid Review = Learn the “must-know” info in a condensed, no fluff list.
  3. In-Depth Review = Learn everything you need to know about the lesson topic.
  4. Practice = Reinforce what you learned in the lesson.

Level up your critical thinking.

Over 3,000 board-type questions are aligned with the style of questions you’ll see on boards.

Detailed explanations of the right and wrong answers help you connect the dots and save you from repeating the same mistakes on test day.

Peer-reviewed by expert CRNA educators and clinicians.

Practice with unlimited calculation questions on our calculation question generator.

Thousands of flashcards and interactive elements help you learn from different angles.

The most beautiful images anywhere!

Over 1,000 gorgeous illustrations give you a more immersive learning experience.

Hundreds of tables condense key information in an easy-to-digest way.

Our growing collection of videos brings the content to life to help you master complex concepts quickly.

More resources to fast-track your learning.

Printable workbooks help you take advantage of the hand-to-brain connection that makes learning stick.

Study plans keep you on track. Each one is strategically designed to help you get the most from your schedule (3 – 14 week plans available).

Advanced analytics identify your strengths and weaknesses. You can also see how you stack up to your peers across the country.

We’ve done the research so you don’t have to. In addition to citing the current references on the NBCRNA NCE Bibliography, we go a step further by cross-referencing multiple textbooks to ensure you get the most accurate and up-to-date information available.

Your plan to crush your exams.

Learning with APEX is easy as 1, 2, 3...

Step 1: Sign up

Get instant access to the entire course when you enroll.

Step 2: Learn

Use APEX to supplement your course work and prepare for boards.

Step 3: Pass Boards

Celebrate your success as you begin your new life as a CRNA.

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Get peace of mind with the best guarantee in the business.

Although thousands of students trust APEX to help them pass boards, you may be thinking, “what if I don’t pass?”

If the unthinkable happens, here’s how we’ll help:

  • Send us your scores after your first attempt, and we’ll schedule a free strategy session to get you back on track.
  • If your course subscription expires, we’ll give you a free extension.
  • If you don’t pass the NCE after 4 attempts, you can keep free access to APEX until you pass or you can stop using APEX and receive a full refund.

A review course is only beneficial to those who actually use it. To be eligible for our guarantee, you must put in the effort and complete the course.

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We've helped over 50,000 students and CRNAs.

We can help you, too.

Tracy Kromer, CRNA

"100 questions and done! I only used APEX to study for boards and I PASSED!! I've raved about you over and over to my fellow SRNAs!"

Dez Cacciotti, CRNA

"I was well prepared, nothing came as a surprise, and I finished in 57 mins with 100 questions. You guys are the best!"

Shanesha Butler, CRNA

"You'll be pleased to know that I passed my boards!!!! Thanks to you guys! I've taken every single APEX exam! I'm so excited right now!"

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Introducing the new SmartBank for NCE/SEE Exam Review!

Exclusively for APEX Student Review Course Users

  • 1,000+ board-style NCE/SEE practice questions mapped to the exam content outline, not included in our Student Review Course!
  • Get exposure to the NCE/SEE item types you will see on exam day
  • Surface content weaknesses and strengths through the performance Dashboard, including individual category performance and national percentile
  • Student Review Course content references for quick review
  • 1-Year Access — add on today, then activate the SmartBank when you’re ready to start testing!
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It's time to make a choice.
Take your next step on your CRNA journey.

1-Year Access
$449

  • Less than $1.24 per day!
  • Instant access to the entire course
  • Unlimited updates for 1 year

2-Year Access
$499

  • Less than $0.69 per day!
  • Instant access to the entire course
  • Unlimited updates for 2 years

3-Year Access
$549

  • Less than $0.51 per day!
  • Instant access to the entire course
  • Unlimited updates for 3 years

4-Year Access
$599

  • Less than $0.41 per day!
  • Instant access to the entire course
  • Unlimited updates for 4 years

Have Questions?

We have you covered.

Will APEX help me prepare for my classroom exams, the SEE, and NCE?

Absolutely! Our 3- and 4-year Student Review Course subscriptions are the most popular because students use APEX to prepare for their classroom exams throughout their anesthesia programs. 

The Student Review Course will also help you prepare for the SEE and NCE by covering the content that you’ll be tested on. To further enhance readiness for these exams, the NCE/SEE SmartBank, powered by TrueLearn, is mapped to the NCE/SEE Content Outline and contains the specific item types found on the exam.* Through the Performance Dashboard, you’ll be able to identify content weaknesses and strengths as you take practice tests in the SmartBank and track how you are performing compared to the nation. The detailed performance insight will help guide your board prep so you can outperform come exam day!

*Multiple choice, multi-select, drag and drop, and calculation questions available as of April 2024! Hotspot item-types will be added in the future.

Should I use another review course in addition to APEX?

Everyone feels the pressure of passing the NCE and SEE on their first attempt, so lots of SRNAs and RRNAs supplement their study plans with a live review course that teaches from a different perspective.

The problem is that adding an outside review course to your APEX study plan leads to frustration and uncertainty because it’s not consistent with everything we’ve taught you.

That’s why we created  Boards Bootcamp  — a 2-day intensive that gives you a new (and unique) perspective on essential board review topics without conflicting information that can cost you valuable points on test day.

Click here to learn more about Boards Bootcamp.

PS – We also offer an NCE/SEE SmartBank that can be added to your Student Review Course. Check it out here!

What is your refund policy?

We want to provide you with a world-class experience every step of the way.

While thousands of students and CRNAs choose APEX for board review and continuing education, what if you decide it isn’t for you?

Email us within seven days of your purchase, and we’ll give you a full refund.

Because of the nature of digital courses, we do not offer refunds (full or partial) beyond seven days of your purchase.

  • If you’re a CRNA, you must request your refund BEFORE earning credits (you earn credits by taking a post-test).
  • If you’re a student who failed the NCE, then review our student guarantee for our refund policy.

Can I share my account?

Sharing accounts is strictly prohibited. Any violation of our Terms of Service will result in the cancellation of your account.

Do you offer group discounts?

Yes! We’d be happy to provide a discount for your group of students or CRNAs.

Join hundreds of universities, anesthesia practices, and groups of individuals who’ve saved money by enrolling as a group.

Tell us more about your group, and we’ll be in touch within 1 business day.

*Note: Our live Boards Bootcamp conference does not qualify for any discounts.

Why is my coupon code not working?

There are several possible explanations.

1. Your coupon code is expired:

2. Your email address is not connected to the coupon code:

  • If you receive a message during checkout that says “this code is not yours,” then the email you used to register your account is not associated with the coupon code.
  • If you are part of this group, make sure you’re using the email given to us on the group roster.
  • If this does not work, please email us at info@apexanesthesia.com.

If you’re part of a group, do NOT process your payment without using the group discount code, because you won’t receive your discount.

Do you guarantee that I will pass the NCE?

Although thousands of students trust APEX to help them pass boards, you may be thinking, “what if I don’t pass?”

If the unthinkable happens, here’s how we’ll help:

  • Send us your scores after your first attempt, and we’ll schedule a free strategy session to get you back on track.
  • If your course subscription expires, we’ll give you a free extension.
  • Students who purchased the NCE/SEE SmartBank independent of their institution, are eligible for complimentary access to a new subscription, equal in length to the subscription that was originally purchased. A score report must be provided. Score reports must include the exam taker’s name, score, and date of exam in order to be considered for the pass guarantee. Subscriptions that are purchased institutionally do not qualify for the pass guarantee. 
  • If you don’t pass the NCE after 4 attempts, you can keep free access to the APEX Student Review Course until you pass or you can stop using APEX and receive a full refund.

A review course is only beneficial to those who actually use it. To be eligible for our guarantee, you must put in the effort and complete the course.

Does my student course come with a workbook or printed material?

While we’ve made it incredibly easy for you to access our course material from your electronic device, we certainly understand the value of printed material.

When we write things, we’re more likely to remember them later. For this reason, you have access to our workbooks that’ll give you over 800 pages of activities, diagrams, and content you complete as you work through the course.

This is a true workbook – it’s not a textbook or a printed version of the course. We do not offer a textbook or a printed version of our student review course.

We’ll provide you with the digital file. You can use it with an app, such as Good Notes or Notability. Alternatively, you may print the workbook yourself or send the original (unedited file) to a third party printer.

Can I renew or extend my subscription?

We offer 1-, 2-, 3-, and 4-year subscriptions to our Student Review course and 1-year NCE/SEE SmartBank access.

We strongly suggest that you purchase a subscription that will cover you for a few months beyond graduation so that you’ll have uninterrupted access to APEX when you need it most.

Subscription renewals beyond the initial subscription period will be charged at full price. In other words, if you purchase a 1-year subscription  and later decide you wish to have another year of access, then you’d need to repurchase another year at the end of your initial subscription.

If you don’t pass the NCE, we’ll keep your subscription active for FREE. Check out our student guarantee for details.

What are the software and hardware requirements to use APEX?

You can access APEX from your computer, tablet, and smartphone.

Since APEX lives on a server, all you need is an internet connection with a minimum speed of 1.5 Mbps and a compatible browser. You can start on one device and pick up where you left off on another device.

Browsers we support:

  • Chrome
  • Safari
  • Firefox
  • Edge

*Browsers must have Javascript and cookies enabled. Browser version must be within the two most recent updates. 

Devices we support:

  • Apple 
  • Android 
  • Windows 

Operating Systems we support:

  • Operating system (Mac OS or Windows) that the manufacturer no longer supports (i.e., it’s beyond end of life).
  • Click the links to see if your operating system is beyond end of life (Mac | Windows).

*Computer screens must have a minimum screen resolution of 800×1280

APEX cannot be used on e-readers or Kindle Fire. Additionally, we don’t fully support Android LG devices.

We do not support screen readers.

Is APEX founded and operated by CRNAs?

Yes! APEX is founded and operated by CRNAs who care about you.

Does APEX offer a live review course for students?

Everyone feels the pressure of passing the NCE and SEE on their first attempt, so lots of SRNAs and RRNAs supplement their study plans with a live review course that teaches from a different perspective.

The problem is that adding an outside review course to your APEX study plan leads to frustration and uncertainty because it’s not consistent with everything we’ve taught you.

That’s why we created  Boards Bootcamp  — a 2-day intensive that gives you a new (and unique) perspective on essential board review topics without conflicting information that can cost you valuable points on test day.

Click here to learn more about Boards Bootcamp.