Certified Success


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

BCEN recognized four distinguished award winners in a "star-studded" way at the Certification Recognition Breakfast at the Emergency Nursing 2016 Conference in Los Angeles on September 16, 2016. These awards highlighted extraordinary efforts in promoting the value of certification in emergency nursing. Click on the title of this article to read more.
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.

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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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