No, the complimentary certification certificate will need to be mailed into the BCEN office. Please contact a BCEN Candidate Experience Specialist at +1-877-302-BCEN (2236), or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The methodology used to set the minimum passing score is the Angoff method, which is commonly used in the credentialing industry. During the CEN passing point study, subject-matter experts (SMEs) rate each question on the examination based upon the percentage of minimally competent practitioners who would be expected to respond correctly to each item. Your ability to pass the examination depends on the knowledge and skill you display, not on the performance of other candidates.
Please note: The passing score can change every few years based upon the results of a job analysis (or role delineation study). The job analysis surveys thousands of ED nurses to determine the knowledge and skills that an ED nurse needs to know to practice as a CEN. The passing score is established by a systematic procedure that employs the judgement of ED nurse experts from around the country as well as the assistance of BCEN’s test development vendor. The final determination of the passing score is approved by the BCEN Board of Directors.
BCEN's Certified Emergency Nurse (CEN®), Certified Flight Registered Nurse (CFRN®) and Certified Pediatric Emergency Nurse (CPEN®) credential have been accredited by the Accreditation Board for Specialty Nursing Certification (ABSNC).