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Certified Success

6/17/2016

For the University of Cincinnati Medical Center (UCMC), prevention is the best way to treat injury. As the only Level One Adult trauma center in the region, UCMC has a commitment to the community to provide injury prevention.

UCMC’s trauma department believes that the TCRN® certification from the Board of Certification for Emergency Nursing (BCEN®) helps spread that awareness, and in a recent unprecedented move, UCMC’s Director of Trauma Services, Shelley Akin, RN, MSN, ACNS-BC, pushed forth an initiative - voted on by the current trauma nurse clinicians - to have all UCMC trauma nurses obtain a specialty certification by 2018. Click on the title of the article for the full story.


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BCEN Spotlight

7/21/2016

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.
 

6/17/2016


LIGHTS! CAMERA! ACTION!

Los Angeles is the place to be as BCEN celebrates all nurses at the Emergency Nursing 2016 Conference, September 15-17, 2016.

As host of the Certification Recognition Breakfast, held on Friday, September 16 from 7:00-9:00 am, BCEN will present the 2016 Distinguished CEN® Award, Distinguished CPEN® Award, and the Honorary Certification Recognition Awards to individuals and organizations that enthusiastically and consistently demonstrate extraordinary efforts in the promotion of BCEN certifications. Look for information on the ‘Call for Award Nominations’ in the upcoming weeks.
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4/8/2016

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)

Air & Surface Transport Nurses Association