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Overview
This is an on-line evidence-based program that aims to educate clinical nurses in the early recognition and diagnosis of stroke, resulting in an increase in patients treated with tissue plasminogen activator (tPA), the only FDA approved treatment shown to reduce neurologic disability and death.   Due to a shortage of vascular neurologists and appropriately trained advanced care nurses, only 3-5% of patients with acute ischemic stroke currently receive tPA within the allowed time interval post-event.  To-date, NET SMART Junior has enrolled over 2500 RNs from across the US - spanning states from as far east as Georgia, to as far west as Hawaii.

Recently, the Association of Neurovascular Clinicians (ANVC)  has endorsed NET SMART-Advanced Practice and NET SMART Junior as the leading evidence-based programs for acute neurovascular practice in the world. They have built two certification exams using NET SMART programs: NVRN (Neurovascular Registered Nurse) certification and the ANVP (Advanced Neurovascular Practitioner) certification.

 For more information about the project, please contact Dr. Alexandrov at annealex@uab.edu