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Certified Success

11/19/2014

Roger Casey, MSN, RN, CEN, FAEN
Base Chief, Northwest MedStar in Richland, WA


Roger Casey, MSN, RN, CEN, FAEN is always striving to take his career to the next level.

  • He went from an Air Force Flight Medic to an emergency department trauma coordinator and is now the base chief for Northwest MedStar critical care transport service.
  • He’s been an emergency nurse for 18 years, has held his CEN credential for 11, and was recently inducted by the Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) as one of only 120 members of the Academy of Emergency Nursing.
  • He has also volunteered with the Board of Certification for Emergency Nursing (BCEN®) in growing levels of responsibility, starting out as a CEN Item Writer eight years ago, and now serving on the CEN Exam Construction Review Committee, and on the BCEN Board of Directors.
Earning a CEN “validates the work you do,” said Casey. “It really does set you apart from your peers.  It’s an inner drive – CEN nurses have gone above and beyond, raised the bar and set a new level of excellence.  For the patient, it’s comforting to know they’re being taken care of by a nurse with extra knowledge, someone with those extra letters behind their name.” Read the full story.

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BCEN Spotlight

10/17/2014
The Board of Certification for Emergency Nursing (BCEN) is offering various scholarships totaling $10,000 to nurses who are ASTNA members and who wish to further their studies in nursing by obtaining a bachelor’s degree, master’s degree or doctoral degree (DNP or PhD). EMTs or paramedics who are ASTNA members pursuing a BSN degree are also eligible.  Nurse applicants must currently hold either a CFRN® or CTRN® designation.  Click on the title for more details and the application form.
 

Application Deadline:  November 30, 2014

10/16/2014
The Society of Trauma Nurses (STN) applauds the Board of Certification for Emergency Nursing (BCEN) for its decision to develop and introduce the Trauma Certified Registered Nurse (TCRN™) examination, which will incorporate the body of knowledge in trauma nursing across the continuum of care, from injury prevention through reintegration to home.  Click on the title for more details.
10/1/2014

Watch this great video from a local news station in Casper, WY (News channel 13- KCWY) where they talk about the value of certification. The video provides information about the emergency nursing staff at the Wyoming Medical Center pursuing their board certification. Click here to view the video.

Please note: Review courses and study materials are not endorsed by BCEN®.

 


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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