Accreditation Board of Specialty Nursing Certifications (ABSNC)
BCEN®'s Certified Emergency Nurse (CEN®) and Certified Flight Registered Nurse (CFRN®) credential have been accredited by ABSNC.
ABSNC, formerly the ABNS Accreditation Council, is the only accrediting body specifically for nursing certification. ABSNC accreditation is a peer-review mechanism that allows nursing certification organizations to obtain accreditation by demonstrating compliance with the highest quality standards available in the industry.
Air and Surface Transport Nurses Association (ASTNA)
ASTNA (also known as National Flight Nurses Association) is a non-profit member organization whose mission is to advance the practice of transport nursing and enhance the quality of patient care through commitment to safety and education.
Emergency Nurses Association (ENA®)
ENA advocates for patient safety and excellence in emergency nursing practice.
National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN)
To ensure public protection, NCSBN member board jurisdictions require a candidate for licensure to pass an examination that measures the competencies needed to perform safely and effectively as a newly licensed, entry-level nurse. NCSBN develops two licensure examinations, the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) and the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN), that are used by boards of nursing to assist in making licensure decisions.
Pearson VUE is BCEN's test delivery provider. Examinations are delivered by computer at over 290 Pearson Professional Centers geographically located throughout the world as well as 350 on-base military Pearson VUE Authorized Test Centers. The examinations are adminstered daily depending on appointment availability. (National holidays excluded).
Pediatric Nursing Certification Board (PNCB)
PNCB provides the highest quality certification services for nursing professionals who care for pediatric populations.
Society of Trauma Nurses (STN)
In 2013, BCEN partnered with the Society of Trauma Nurses (STN) to investigate a Trauma Nurse Certification exam program.
STN is a professional nonprofit organization whose mission is to ensure optimal trauma care to all people locally, regionally, nationally and globally through initiatives focused on trauma nurses related to prevention, education and collaboration with other health care disciplines.
BCEN's Certified Emergency Nurse (CEN®), Certified Flight Registered Nurse (CFRN®) and Certified Pediatric Emergency Nurse (CPEN®) credential have been accredited by the Accreditation Board for Specialty Nursing Certification (ABSNC).