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Certified Success

2/21/2014

Receiving the BCEN® 2013 Distinguished CEN Award was a testament to Katy Howe’s “adventure in empowering other nurses.” It helps her show that “we [emergency nurses] have our specialty too,” said Howe, BSN, RN, CEN, of Greenwood, Indiana. “It lets the light shine on us.”

It began with earning her CEN four years ago. Howe had spent seven years in the emergency room and realized she was ready for a new challenge.  She had just earned her BSN and felt competent treating both low- and high-acuity patients.  Ron Kraus, the Clinical Coordinator at the time and currently the Clinical Nurse Specialist at the Emergency Medicine & Trauma Center at Methodist, urged her to become certified.

“I didn’t realize the true benefits and impact certification can have on other nurses or the influence on your unit. It has been greater than I could’ve imagined,” said Howe.  Earning her CEN led her to work with Kraus and fostered some healthy competition.  They began a campaign for certification, which ultimately led to Kraus nominating her for the Distinguished CEN® Award. Read the full story.


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BCEN Spotlight

4/23/2014
The Board of Certification for Emergency Nursing (BCEN®) and the Air & Surface Transport Nurses Association (ASTNA) awarded Keith Velaski, RN, CFRN,  with the ‘Distinguished CFRN®/CTRN® Award” at the Critical Care Transport Medicine Conference (CCTMC) Show in April 2014.  Keith was recognized as an outstanding CFRN that has earned and demonstrated support for the CFRN/CTRN credential.  This award is a tribute to Keith, as it is based on nominations from professional peers who have first-hand experience with Keith and his work promoting the importance of the CFRN credential in the field of flight nursing.
3/20/2014

Are you a Certified Emergency Nurse (CEN), Certified Flight Registered Nurse (CFRN) or a Certified Transport Registered Nurse (CTRN)?  Your expertise is needed for the next wave of CENs, CFRNs and CTRNs!

Item writers create and edit new questions for the CEN, CFRN and CTRN exams and play a crucial role in keeping the exams up-to-date for exam candidates. Click here for all of the details.

Deadline for Item Writer applications is June 15, 2014.

3/14/2014
The Board of Certification for Emergency Nursing (BCEN) was awarded the American Board of Nursing Specialties (ABNS) Janel Parker President’s Award at the ABNS Spring Assembly, March 7, 2014, in Tampa, Florida.  Click on this article's title to learn more.

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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