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Certified Success


Stormont-Vail Healthcare in Topeka, Kansas, received ANCC Magnet® recognition in 2009, became a Primary Stroke Center in 2010, and was the recipient of BCEN®’s Honorary Certification Recognition Award in 2013. The desire for Magnet® recognition helped put them on the path to certification; their success with certification helped lead to their many other achievements.

“I have no doubt we’re improving the care that we’re giving,” noted Renea Wilson, BSN, CEN, Emergency Department Manager at Stormont-Vail. “Certified nurses understand the big picture of the patients we care for. The ED nurses are seen as leaders in the organization.”  Read the full story.

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BCEN Spotlight


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 2014 ENA Annual Conference in Indianapolis:

  • 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 15, 2014




The Board of Certification for Emergency Nursing (BCEN®) is conducting a role delineation study for trauma nurses, with assistance from the Society of Trauma Nurses (STN), for developing a trauma nurse certification.

Click here to take the survey to help us determine our next steps towards a new certification. We thank you for your valuable input!  Click on this article's title to learn more.

Deadline for survey responses is July 31, 2014


Check out our BCEN Online Store for great savings on CEN®, CFRN®, and CPEN® T-shirts and shorts. Also on sale are CEN "Dickies" brand scrubs.  It's time to go shopping and proudly wear your BCEN certification logo this summer!


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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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