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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

July 2015 Kicks-Off BCEN’s 35th Anniversary!

BCEN delivered the first Certified Emergency Nurse (CEN®) exams in July 1980 when 902 nurses across the United States successfully achieved their CEN credential. In honor of all BCEN certified nurses over the last 35 years, and those that are new to this elite group, we welcome you to our year of celebration!

To those of you who are attending the Emergency Nursing 2015 conference for the first time (or the first time while holding a BCEN® credential) – and to those who are seasoned conference attendees – we want to brief you on BCEN’s presence and participation in Orlando, September 30 - October 2, 2015, so you can get the most out of your BCEN experience.

Click on the title of this article to read more about BCEN’s presence at the Emergency Nursing 2015 conference.

Do You Know an Outstanding CEN®, CPEN® or Organization?

BCEN will present the following three awards at the "Certification Recognition Breakfast" sponsored by BCEN and held during the Emergency Nursing 2015 conference in Orlando, FL:

  • BCEN Honorary Certification Recognition Award 
  • Distinguished CEN Award
  • Distinguished CPEN Award

BCEN annually recognizes one individual CEN, one individual CPEN and one organization who has shown notable dedication to and ongoing support for certification in emergency nursing. Click on this article's title for more information and for details on submitting nominations. 

Deadline for submitting nominations is August 14, 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.

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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