Awards & Scholarships

BCEN is proud to honor and recognize our nurses and organizations who go the extra mile to support certification. We are also deeply committed to the future of nursing and help fund multiple annual scholarship programs.

Distinguished Awards

BCEN honors distinguished nurses who have gone above and beyond to show their commitment for and dedication to the promotion of BCEN specialty certification.  These individuals are recognized and nominated annually by their peers.

BCEN accepts applications for nurses:

  • Who advocate the importance of specialty certification to hospital leadership.
  • Who have motivated or encouraged peers to attain the specialty credential (CEN, CPEN, CFRN, CTRN, TCRN)
  • Who are knowledgeable regarding issues related to certification.
  • Who demonstrate the ability to comfortably articulate the professional aspects of certification in emergency nursing.
  • Who Serve as a role model by obtaining and maintaining the specialty credential.

Call for Awards are released prior to each conference. Forms will be available when the call for awards goes out.

The following awards are offered by BCEN:

Certified Emergency Nurse Certification Logo

Distinguished CEN Award

  • Awarded at Emergency Nursing Conference (ENA)
  • Call for Awards are released in June of each calendar year

Previous Distinguished CEN Award Winners:

2018 – Wilmar Flores, BSN, RN, CEN (Chula Vista, CA)
2017 – Kathy Ingersoll, BSN, RN, CEN (Richmond, VA)
2016 – Kara Bauman, MN, RN, CEN, CPEN, TCRN (Fairfax, VA)
2015 – Diane Branson, RN, CEN, OR-SANE-A (Albany, OR)


Certified Pediatric Emergency Nurse Certification Logo

Distinguished CPEN Award

  • Awarded at Emergency Nursing Conference (ENA)
  • Call for Awards are released in June of each calendar year

Previous Distinguished CPEN Award Winners:

2017 – Jodi Cregger, RN, MICT, CEN, CFRN, CPEN (Great Bend, KS)
2016 – Brian Johnson, RN, CEN, CPEN (Walnut Creek, CA)
2015 – Kristen Cline, BSN, RN, CEN, CPEN, SANE-A (Sioux Falls, SD)


Certified Flight Registered Nurse Certification Logo

Certified Transport Registered Nurse Certification Logo

Distinguished CFRN/CTRN Award

  • Awarded at CCTMC Conference (Critical Care Transport Medical Conference)
  • Call for Awards are released in January of each calendar year

Previous Distinguished CFRN/CTRN Award Winners:

2018 – Teresa Elder, MEd, BSN, RN, CFRN (Denver, CO)
2017 – Bambi Pish-Derr, DNP, CFRN, CCRN (Mesa, AZ)
2016 – Kimberly Lacina, MSN, ARNP-C, CTRN, CEN, EMT-P (Palm Harbor, FL)
2015 – Mick McCallum, TNS, RN, CFRN, CCRN, EMT-P, FP-C, CMTE (Topeka, KS)


Trauma Certified Registered Nurse Certification Logo

Distinguished TCRN Award

  • Awarded at Society of Trauma Nurses TraumaCon
  • Call for Awards are released in January of each calendar year

Previous Distinguished TCRN Award Winners:

2018 – June Guadalupe, MSN, BSN, RN, CEN, CCRN, CMC, CNRN, TCRN (Owings Mills, MD)
2017 – Andrea Wright, MSN, RN, CEN, TCRN (Roanoke, VA)


Board of Certification for Emergency Nursing Logo

Honorary Certification Recognition Award (for Health Systems, Large and Small Organizations)

  • Awarded at Emergency Nursing Conference (ENA)
  • Call for Awards are released in June of each calendar year

Previous Honorary Certification Recognition Award Winners:

2018 – UCHealth Emergency Care – Northern Colorado – Health System (Loveland, CO)
2018 – Chilton Medical Center in Pompton – Large Health Care Facility (Plains, NJ)
2018 – USC Verdugo Hills Hospital – Small Health Care Facility (Glendale, CA)
2017 – Houston Methodist Hospital System – Large Health Care Facility (Houston, TX)
2017 – Bristol Hospital – Small Health Care Facility (Bristol, CT)
2016 – Avera McKennan Hospital Emergency Department – Large Health Care Facility (Sioux Falls, SD)
2016 – Angel MedFlight – Small Health Care Facility (Scottsdale, AZ)
2015 – Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital EMTC – Large Health Care Facility (Indianapolis, IN)
2015 – IU Health Saxony Hospital Emergency Department -Small Health Care Facility (Fishers, IN)


Scholarships

BCEN proudly donates funds to established scholarship programs to support emergency, flight, transport, pediatric and trauma nursing programs. For more information, please visit the individual websites.

2018 Scholarship Contributions:

ENA Foundation – $70,000
Society of Trauma Nurses (STN) – $35,000
Air & Surface Transport Nursing Association (ASTNA) – $35,000
National Student Nurses Association Foundation (NSNA) – $20,000