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Get Ready for the Exam!

Congratulations on making the decision to earn your certification and demonstrate your knowledge! BCEN® offers a variety of study materials and resources to help you prepare.

Use this checklist to help guide you in preparation from application, practice test to scheduling your exam.

Review the Content Outline
Use the content outline to become familiar with the topics on the exam.

View the CFRN® Content Outline.

Take a CFRN Practice Exam as Your Final Pretest and Determine Your Weak Areas
Taking a CFRN practice exam can identify content areas to concentrate your study and help you become familiar with the types of questions that may be on your exam. If you purchased a CFRN practice exam, do a final run-through.  Plus, you can access the CFRN practice exam mulitple times within your 90 day window.

Purchase the CFRN Practice Exam.

Identify Your Learning Style and Create a Study Plan
Are you an auditory, kinesthetic, or visual learner? Identy your optimal learning style. Learn more.

Apply for and Schedule the Exam
Read through the Candidate Handbook.

Then apply for the exam on your BCEN account and schedule your exam appointment at the test delivery provider.

Familiarize Yourself with a Computer Based Test Delivery System
You may also familiarize yourself with the look, feel and navigation of a Pearson VUE computer-based exam before your scheduled exam.  Click here to view a Pearson VUE testing tutorial and practice exam.

Exam Day - What to Expect
Increase your comfort level before you sit for your exam – take a tour of a Pearson Professional Center so you will know what to expect on your scheduled exam day.

Check out what to expect on test day at a Pearson Professional Center.


Sit for the Exam
If successful, renew your certficiation in 4 years. If unsuccessful, you may re-test 3 months after studying your lower-scoring content areas.

Accreditation Board for Specialty Nursing Certification

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).

Air & Surface Transport Nurses Association