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The Certified Flight Registered Nurse (CFRN) certification measures the attainment of a defined body of nursing knowledge specific to flight nursing. Currently, more than 3,400 nurses hold the CFRN certification. Although there are CFRNs throughout the world, the CFRN exam is based on flight nursing practice in the United States.
You must pass the CFRN exam to attain initial certification. To be eligible to sit for the CFRN exam, you must be a Registered Nurse with a current unrestricted license. A nursing certificate that is equivalent to a registered nurse in the United States is also acceptable. BCEN® recommends 2 years of experience as a flight nurse; however, it is not required.
Throughout BCEN's website you will find resources to help you study and understand the exam material. Upon successful completion of the certification exam, the CFRN credential is valid for 4 years.
Flight or Transport Certification?
If you are a transport nurse who practices exclusively in the flight environment, you can obtain or maintain the CFRN credential. If you are a transport nurse who practices in critical care ground environments, or if you practice in both ground and air environments, then you should choose whichever exam is most appropriate for your practice population or even become certified in both!
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).