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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