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 MSCN Certification Guidelines

It is recommended that candidates have at least two years of experience in multiple sclerosis nursing. Candidates must meet the following requirements:

  •  Currently registered as a Registered Nurse, or the equivalent in other countries
  •  Completion and filing of an Application for the Multiple Sclerosis Nursing International Certification Examination.
  •  Payment of required fee.

 MSCN Recertification Guidelines

The Multiple Sclerosis Certified Nurse (MSCN) certification is recognized for five years.

For those who certified in May/June, the expiration
date will be June 30th, and those who certified in November, the expiration date will be December 31st. Application for recertification must be submitted online at least 3 months prior to the expiration date.

MSCN-e (EMERITUS) Guidelines

MS nursing professionals who currently hold the MSCN credential but who retire from active practice may apply for Emeritus Status, which will be conferred on a one-time basis and will not require renewal, as it will be valid indefinitely. Those who are granted Emeritus Status will be able to use the designation of MSCN-e but will no longer be able to use the original MSCN designation.

The world of MS is ever-changing. The continuous advances being made in MS research is improving our knowledge of the disease and leading to new treatment options which only benefits our MS patients. Becoming an MS Certified nurse provides formal recognition of your knowledge and expertise in caring for persons living with MS.

As always, I am available to speak to you with any questions you may have about the exam process or becoming a member of our board. Please don’t hesitate to reach out. My email address is:

Please join us!

Patricia Melville, RN, MSN, ANP-BC, MSCN

Welcome to MSNICB!

I would like to extend a warm welcome to you! Thank you for exploring the MSNICB website and for your interest in the MSCN examination!

I would like to start by thanking the IOMSN for allowing me to serve as President of the MSNICB and be a part of an organization that has been instrumental in recognizing, fostering and mentoring nurses and other health care providers involved in the field of Multiple Sclerosis. I am following in the footsteps of great leadership and I am hopeful that I can meet the standards set by their excellence.

The MSNICB was established by the IOMSN to develop a certification exam for those caring for individuals with MS. The certification exam is a voluntary process wherein nurses and other health care providers can sit for the exam which formally recognizes their excellence and knowledge in the care and treatment of MS patients and their families.

Our board is composed of international members whose goal is to continue to elevate the standards of MS nursing by providing a certification exam that validates your knowledge in caring for your MS patients. Becoming an MS certified nurse is intended to promote quality and consistent care for those individuals living with MS. The exam is comprised of sections on MS pathology, epidemiology, disease modifying therapies, symptomatic management, rehab and psychosocial aspects of MS care. Benefits of becoming an MS certified nurse includes a sense of personal accomplishment, professional credibility, job satisfaction, respect from your peers and in some instance, increased earning power.

The last 2 years have been challenging for all of us. We have all had to embrace the virtual world as we have interacted with our patients and one another on a professional level. We at the MSNICB have adapted as well and we have been able to offer the certification exam to be given online with online proctoring.

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Educational Programs

Online Events With CEUs Offered

2024 CMSC Annual Meeting

The leading research and educational conference for MS healthcare professionals in North America. Date: May 29, 2024 – June 1, 2024 Conference

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Fundamentals of Multiple Sclerosis Care

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of physicians, advanced practice clinicians, nursing professionals, pharmacists,

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Some Amazing Stuff From Our Events


Login To PTCNY Website (
Click Test Sponsors & Exams from the Main Menu.
Search MSNICB and click on the icon.

At the bottom of the page, under Recertification:
Click Apply to access the Online Recertification Processing System.
Log-in using your username & password provided by PTC.

At the bottom of the page, click on Track Recertification Hours:
Under MSCN Certification & Recertification History, click on the '+' button on the left of your MSNICB-MSCN History.
This will open your current hours tracking.
If you have enough credit hours, click on the Application for Recertification in the green box.
Follow the next instructions.


What Our Nurses Say About Us?

Proud To Be MSCN!

It’s not only the recognition of my qualification but also the access to continuous training and the possibility to share with people of great experience.

Philippe Calay, RN, MSCN (Belgium)

Excited and proud!

Having an MS certification validates that my colleagues and I have the clinical knowledge, experience and skills set to provide high quality care to those living with MS. I remember when I first passed the exam, I was so excited and proud! Today, I am still delighted to list MSCN alongside my nursing credentials.

Rachael Stacom, MSN, ANP-BC, MSCN

MSCN recognizes knowledge.

Certification in MS nursing (MSCN) recognizes knowledge necessary for multiple sclerosis care delivery and sets a baseline level for a trusting nurse-patient relationship.

June Halper, MSN, APN-C, FAAN, MSCN

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