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When a person thinks about transportation to and from the Emergency Room, the image of an ambulance charging down the street, lights blazing and sirens blaring often come to mind.But, what if the patient had to travel much further down the road? Where would you turn? This is where Angel MedFlight comes in. Click on the title for the full article.

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BCEN Spotlight

BCEN is proud to acknowledge Kimberly Lacina, ARNP-C, MSN, CEN, CTRN, EMT-P, as the 2016 Distinguished Certified Transport Registered Nurse (CTRN) Award winner.  Kimberly was presented with this award at the Critical Care Transport Medicine Conferece (CCTMC), held in Charlotte, NC on April 2. Click on the title of this news article to read more.

The Board of Certification for Emergency Nursing (BCEN®) and the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board (PNCB) have mutually agreed to dissolve the joint ownership of the Certified Pediatric Emergency Nurse (CPEN) program. As such, BCEN is now the sole owner of the CPEN exam and program. BCEN is grateful for our partnership with PNCB these past several years, as together our organizations developed and launched this much needed and valued certification. BCEN is fully committed to the continued success of the CPEN program.

Service to CPEN exam candidates and current CPENs will not be impacted by this change, and the CPEN credential remains valid for all actively certified CPENs. In addition, BCEN is working closely with the Accreditation Board for Specialty Nursing Certification (ABSNC) to ensure this change in ownership does not affect the current accreditation status of the CPEN program. Click on the title to read the full article and to access the press release.


Approximately every five years, BCEN® conducts a Role Delineation Study (RDS) with our examination development partner, Applied Measurement Professionals (AMP). The RDS is the first step in the ongoing development of a job-related certification exam. The purpose of the RDS is to identify the responsibilities of emergency (or flight or transport) nurses, which, in turn, provides BCEN and AMP the data needed to determine the certification exam specifications and detailed content outline. 

Thousands of emergency, flight and transport nurses are invited to participate in the RDS via a survey. At a high level, this is the process used to update the framework for the exam content and to guide the development of future examination forms consistent with US standards and practices in emergency (or flight or transport) nursing care.
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Accreditation Board for Specialty Nursing Certification

BCEN's Certified Emergency Nurse (CEN®) and Certified Flight Registered Nurse (CFRN®) credential have been accredited by the Accreditation Board for Specialty Nursing Certification (ABSNC)

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