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Certified Success


Emily Colyer, BSN, RN, CEN, CTRN, NREMTP
Critical Care Transport Nurse
Children’s Hospital and Medical Center in Omaha, NE

With more than fifteen years in emergency settings large and small and spanning five states, Emily Colyer, BSN, RN, CEN, CTRN, NREMTP, knows that emergency nurses have a common bond no matter where you practice. She likes taking care of people and likes working with others who also like to take care of people. “No matter where I’ve been, the staff has made a difference in the patients’ outcomes. Both emergency and transport nurses are really dedicated to deepening their knowledge base and refining their clinical skills,” said Colyer.

Colyer earned her Certified Emergency Nurse (CEN) credential in 2004 and her Certified Transport Registered Nurse (CTRN) credential in April of this year, and has no plans to let either BCEN certification lapse. She said, “Any increase in your knowledge base is a good thing. Keeping my certifications means I have to keep current with advances and practices in my field and work on becoming a better clinician.” Read the full story.

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BCEN Spotlight


Discover BCEN at ENA’s Annual Conference in Indianapolis on October 9-11, 2014.  Come join us and get the most out of your BCEN experience while at the conference.

  • Visit BCEN Booth #339 in the Exhibit Hall
  • Register for the annual, and very popular, Certification Recognition Breakfast sponsored by BCEN and held on Saturday, October 11 from 7:00 am - 9:00 am in the Grand Ballroom of the JW Marriott hotel.  This event is exclusive to BCEN credential holders.
  • Visit with other BCEN certified colleagues and relax between sessions in the Certification Lounge sponsored by BCEN on Thursday, October 9 and Friday, October 10.  The lounge is for all who hold a current BCEN credential and will be located in room 109 in the Indiana Convention Center

For full details on these events, including where to register for the BCEN breakfast event, click on the title of this article.  See you in Indy!


Check out our BCEN Online Store for great savings on CEN®, CFRN®, and CPEN® T-shirts and shorts. Also on sale are CEN "Dickies" brand scrubs.  It's time to go shopping and proudly wear your BCEN certification logo this summer!


The Board of Certification for Emergency Nursing (BCEN®) and the Air & Surface Transport Nurses Association (ASTNA) awarded Keith Velaski, RN, CFRN,  with the ‘Distinguished CFRN®/CTRN® Award” at the Critical Care Transport Medicine Conference (CCTMC) Show in April 2014.  Keith was recognized as an outstanding CFRN that has earned and demonstrated support for the CFRN/CTRN credential.  This award is a tribute to Keith, as it is based on nominations from professional peers who have first-hand experience with Keith and his work promoting the importance of the CFRN credential in the field of flight nursing. Click on this article's title to learn more.

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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)

Air & Surface Transport Nurses Association