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BCEN offers five specialty certifications:


Certified Emergency Nurse (CEN®)
The CEN is for nurses in an emergency department setting. The exam specifications cover: cardiovascular emergencies; gastrointestinal emergencies; genitourinary, gynecology, and obstetrical emergencies; maxillofacial and ocular emergencies; neurological emergencies; psycho/social emergencies; respiratory emergencies; environment and toxicology emergencies; shock; medical emergencies and communicable diseases; and professional issues. Learn more.


Certified Flight Registered Nurse (CFRN®)
The CFRN is for flight nurses. The exam specifications cover: general principles of practice; patient care principles; trauma; medical problems; environmental emergencies and toxicology; obstetrical patients; and patient care issues and management. Learn more.

 
Certified Pediatric Emergency Nurse (CPEN®)
The CPEN is for any emergency nurse who treats pediatric patients in an emergency department (not just pediatric-specific emergency departments). The exam specifications cover: triage process; assessment; technical skills; medical conditions; surgical and trauma emergencies and procedural sedation; and special considerations. Learn more.


Certified Transport Registered Nurse (CTRN®)
The CTRN is for critical care ground transport nurses. The exam specifications cover: general principles of practice; patient care principles; trauma; medical problems; environmental emergencies and toxicology; obstetrical patients; and patient care issues and management. Learn more.


Trauma Certified Registered Nurse (TCRN®)
The TCRN is for nurses practicing across the continuum of trauma care. The exam
specifications cover clinical practice areas of head & neck; trunk; extremity & wound;
special considerations, such as psychosocial issues; continuum of care for trauma and professional issues. Learn more.  
                                                                      
 
 
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