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Certified Success

6/11/2015

Yale-New Haven Hospital
Shoreline Medical Center / Saint Raphael Campus / York St.

SMC Campus of YNHHLess than a year ago the staff and management of Yale-New Haven Hospital (YNHH) started a discussion about requiring nursing specialty certifications.  Now their goal is 100% specialty certification within two years for the nursing staff at all three YNHH emergency departments.  “Certification is about raising the bar – raising the expectations of standards, the level of performance and increasing the comfort level of competency and knowledge,” said Mark Sevilla, MS, RN, CENP, Nursing Director of Emergency Services.

The Chief Nursing Officer was immediately supportive of the idea. Sevilla noted, “We are very lucky.  The CNO knows that if you really want to improve, you have to support education. She committed funds towards certification, and YNHH overall has been committed to keeping funds available.”

“It’s really important for the staff to know that management is supportive, that they want people to be successful,” said Diane Rescigno, RN, BSN, CEN, Assistant Patient Services Manager SRC. In early March, YNHH hosted a certification review class that was free to attend, and Rescigno noticed that the staff came back energized.  She has always believed that certification contributes to positive outcomes. Read the full story.


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BCEN Spotlight

6/22/2015
In BCEN®'s most recent eNewsletter dated Friday, June 12, 2015, it was stated the CFRN/CTRN content outlines and the corresponding exam forms would go into effect on August 5, 2015. The date of the new content outlines and exam forms has been updated to go into effect in Summer 2016.
 
6/11/2015

The Certified Pediatric Emergency Nurse (CPEN) certification program has been granted accreditation by the Accreditation Board for Specialty Nursing Certification (ABSNC), the only accrediting body specifically for nursing certification. The CPEN program is co-owned and managed by BCEN® and the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board (PNCB). This is the first jointly held certification to receive ABSNC accreditation. Both organizations are proud of this accomplishment, as accreditation signifies that the CPEN certification complies with the highest quality standards set forth by ABSNC. Click on the title for access to the ABSNC press release.

 

4/24/2015
The Board of Certification for Emergency Nursing (BCEN®) and the Air & Surface Transport Nurses Association (ASTNA) want to congratulate Mick McCallum, RN, CCRN, CFRN, EMT-PM, FP-C for being selected by both boards as the recipient of the 2015 Distinguished Certified Flight Registered Nurse (CFRN®) Award.  Allen C. Wolfe Jr., MSN, RN, CNS, CCRN, CFRN, CMTE – President of ASTNA presented the award to Mick in April 2015 at the Critical Care Transport Medicine Conference in Charlotte, North Carolina.  Click on the article's title to learn more.

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Accreditation Board for Specialty Nursing Certification

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

Air & Surface Transport Nurses Association