Join us for our inaugural in-person educational event — BCEN® Learn Live!
We’re creating a new experience for you with a live event next year! We’ll offer you engaging, educational sessions to earn CEs and interactive networking events to connect with your peers and meet new friends. This conference is designed to celebrate, educate and recognize you while transforming the world of nursing!
You won’t want to miss the fun and energizing opening reception, which will include the opportunity to network with your colleagues and friends. In addition, you will be able to explore new products and services with a hand-picked group of vendors.
BCEN’s annual Certibration: Certification Recognition Breakfast will also be returning! Prepare to be inspired by a high-energy keynote speaker with his “rock-the-house” performance. A newly designed, coveted BCEN mug will be featured at the breakfast. This event is included in your conference fee.
You need not be certified to attend the conference or the breakfast.
Date: May 18-20, 2022
Location: Perdido Beach Resort in Orange Beach, AL
Early bird registration: $299 (January 5-February 15)
Regular registration: $349 (beginning February 16)
Be sure to register and book your stay at Perdido Beach Resort by February 15, 2022 to be entered for a chance to win a FREE hotel room for the first night of the conference*!
Hotel booking information will be provided upon completion of conference registration.
- Advanced clinical and leadership sessions
- 15 CEs total – 11 live, 4 virtual
- Beach-side networking reception
- Certibration Breakfast, including the coveted collectible mug!
- Exclusive swag bag
- Relaxing resort location
- An opportunity to recharge and re-energize yourself
Need employer support to attend this conference?
Download a free letter to send to your administration below.
*Giveaway terms & conditions: Must be registered for the conference and have stay at Perdido Beach Resort booked to be entered to win. Winner will be reimbursed for one (1) night’s stay at Perdido Beach Resort ($205 value + hotel fees/taxes). Reimbursement will be processed once the event concludes on May 20, 2022.
Continuing Education Information
- Certibration Breakfast
Keynote Speaker: Clint Pulver
Includes: Breakfast, an up-BEAT and interactive keynote speaker, collectible BCEN mug and more!
- Clinical Sessions
A Snapshot in Time
Presented by: Lorie Ledford, MSN, RN, CEN, CFRN, CPEN, CTRN, TCRN, CCRN
Bizarre and Unusual Cases in Emergency Medicine 2022
Presented by: Allen Wolfe, MSN, RN, CNS, APRN, CFRN, CCRN, CTRN, TCRN, CMTE
Boogers and Booze
Presented by: Shari Flores, DNP, MSN-ed, MBA, RN, CEN, CPEN, TCRN
Burn, Baby Burn – Stabilization and Treatment of Burn Injuries
Presented by: Lori Chiappetta, MSN, RN, CEN, TCRN CNML
Presented by: Sarah McLelland,MS, BSN, RN, CEN, CPEN, TCRN, SANE-A & Hollye Briggs, BSN, RN, CEN, CPEN, TCRN
ECMO, E-CPR, and Utilization of the New Technologies in the ED
Presented by: Dr. Chris Trosclair
Escaping an Ischemic Stroke
Presented by: Stephanie Klavohn, MBA, MS, BSN, RN, CEN, TCRN
Glue the Shoe: Professional Development and Compassion in the Emergency Department
Presented by: Casey Green, BSN, RN, NRP, CEN, CFRN, CPEN, CTRN, TCRN, CCRN-CMC
Go Ask Alice: Plants that Kill
Presented by: Gina Carbino, BSN, RN, CEN, CFRN, CPEN, CTRN, TCRN, SANE-A
Hurricane Prep: How New Orleans Nurses Plan for Natural Disasters
Presented by: Sarah McLelland, MS, BSN, RN, CEN, CPEN, TCRN, SANE-A
Jack of All Trades, Master of None…
Presented by: Abigail Finetti, BSN, RN, CEN, CPEN, TCRN
Lessons Learned from “Untold Stories of the ER”
Presented by: Dr. Edward Panacek
Making a Scene: Asserting the Role of the Flight Nurse During Prehospital Scene Calls
Presented by: Stephanie Suzadail, MSN, MA, RN, PHRN, CEN, CFRN, CPEN, CTRN, TCRN
Oncologic Emergencies: How Can We Improve Our Care Methods?
Presented by: Sorayah Bourenane, MSN, RN CEN, CNL
Outside the Box: Personal and Professional Growth to Impact Patient Care
Presented by: Hollye Briggs, BSN, RN, CEN, CPEN, TCRN
REBOA: The When, Why, and How
Presented by: Brody Eick, MBA, BSN, RN, CEN, TCRN, CCRN
So Why Not Your Nurses? The Value of Specialty Certification
Presented by: Austin Johnson, BSN, RN, EMT-P, C-NPT, CEN, CFRN, CPEN, CTRN, TCRN, CCRN
The Day the Building Collapsed: What Are We Actually Training For?
Presented by: Michael Dexter, MSN, RN, NREMT, CEN, CFRN, CPEN, CTRN, TCRN, CCRN
What I Learned From Bad Nurse Leaders
Presented by: Janie Schumaker, MBA, BSN, RN CEN, CENP, CPHQ, FABC
Who is Writing Your Story?
Presented by: Deb Spann, MSN, RN-BC, CEN, FAEN
Location & Hotel Information
- General hotel and location information
We invite you to delight in the lush grounds, warm breezes, and friendly atmosphere at Perdido Beach Resort. Nestled on an island oasis where the pelicans perch, the blue herons stroll and sugar white sand and emerald waters are so captivating you won’t want to leave, this beautiful resort awaits you.
Situated directly on the Gulf of Mexico in Orange Beach, Alabama, Perdido Beach Resort is exclusively located near Alabama Point, locally known as “The Pass,” where the Intracoastal Waterway meets the deep waters of the Gulf. The spacious guest rooms and suites feature private balconies with beautiful beach views. You’re never more than a few steps from the clear waters of the Gulf.
Hotel booking information will be provided upon event registration.
Conference rates start at $205/night + taxes.
- COVID-19 Policy
BCEN Learn LIVE will abide by state and local COVID mandates for Orange Beach, AL per CDC guidelines.
Please check back here closer to the event for current policies to be listed.
The resort and beaches are in close proximity to two major interstates: I-10 and I-65.
Cities like Atlanta, Memphis, Nashville and Houston are all within a day’s drive of Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. And, the resort is just a few hours away from cities such as New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Birmingham and Jackson.
If flying is your speed, there are several options to get to the resort and Gulf. Most major airlines service Mobile Regional and Pensacola International Airports.
Mobile Regional Airport is located in Mobile, Ala., less than a two-hour drive from the beach. Served by most major airlines, they offer several daily non-stop flights.
Pensacola International Airport is about an hour away in Pensacola, FL. They also offer non-stop flights from many major cities.
- Sorayah Bourenane, MSN, RN, CEN, CNL
Sorayah Bourenane is an emergency oncologic clinical nurse leader from Houston, Texas. Named as one of the Emergency Nurse’s Association’s 20 under 40, Sorayah has an energetic enthusiasm for inspiring nurses and educating on the needs of patients suffering from a number of oncologic diseases.
- Hollye Briggs, BSN, RN, CEN, CPEN, TCRN
Hollye Briggs has worked in emergency medicine for 13 years, working in multiple staff and leadership roles. She holds three BCEN certifications and is passionate about education, certification and professional development.
- Gina Carbino, BSN, RN, CEN, CFRN, CPEN, CTRN, TCRN, SANE-A
Most of Gina’s professional background has been spent clinically practicing at the bedside in critical care and emergency nursing. She lectures at professional conferences at a national level and has accepted national awards from the Emergency Nurses Association, the International Association of Forensic Nurses (IAFN), and the Board of Certification for Emergency Nursing (BCEN). She holds multiple certifications from the BCEN, IAFN, and the American Association of Critical Care Nurses.
- Lori Chiappetta, MSN, RN, CEN, TCRN CNML
Lori Chiappetta is currently the manager of an adult ICU and a cardiac tele unit, her primary clinical area(s) of expertise are emergency and trauma nursing. She has spent the majority of her career working in Level 1 trauma centers. Lori uses her passion for education and making connections to all areas of her work.
- Michael Dexter, MSN, RN, NREMT, CEN, CFRN, CPEN, CTRN, TCRN, CCRN
Michael Dexter is the Director of Professional Development at the Board of Certification for Emergency Nursing. Having worked in emergency, transport, and cardiac care areas, Michael uses his experiences to tie clinical conditions together across the entire emergency care spectrum.
- Brody Eick, MBA, BSN, RN, CEN, TCRN, CCRN
Brody Eick has spent his career working in trauma, critical care, and emergency medicine at the bedside and in supervisory roles. His passion is resuscitative medicine and he strives to expand the knowledge and skills of nurses around him related to new advances in his fields.
- Abigail Finetti, BSN, RN, CEN, CPEN, TCRN
Abigail Finetti is a registered nurse with 17 years experience in frontier Oregon (fewer than six people per square mile); while her main focus is trauma and emergency nursing (with an emphasis on pediatrics), providing quality care to her community has become her true passion. An advocate for the rural/frontier area in which she chose to raise her family, Abigail sees rural nurses as unique like no other.
- Shari Flores, DNP, MSN-ed, MBA, RN, CEN, CPEN, TCRN
Shari Flores is a Clinical Specialist in Emergency Medicine for Common Spirit Health Care. Shari is a mom of 7 kids, 3 dogs and a turtle, a little league coach, wife to a hunky hubby and wine sipping kinda chick.
- Casey Green, BSN, RN, NRP, CEN, CFRN, CPEN, CTRN, TCRN, CCRN-CMC
Casey Green is a nurse in the Pediatric Cardiac ICU at Johns Hopkins Hospital, a critical care transport nurse, and a nursing clinical instructor. Before the PCICU, Casey worked in emergency departments across Baltimore City and Maryland, where she saw firsthand how a little compassion can go a long way for patients and staff.
- Austin Johnson, BSN, RN, EMT-P, C-NPT, CEN, CFRN, CPEN, CTRN, TCRN, CCRN
Austin Johnson is the Emergency Workforce Development Clinician for Broward College, providing Emergency Nursing education to nurses in the Broward County hospital systems. Austin is an advocate for nursing specialty certification and a mentor for nurses with the goals of advancing their knowledge and skill base.
- Stephanie Klavohn, MBA, MS, BSN, RN, CEN, TCRN
Stephanie Klavohn is the Owner of Pride Nursing Education, LLC. Working as an emergency department nurse, trauma coordinator, clinical educator, and nursing education specialist, Stephanie created Pride Nursing Education, LLC to support nurses through effective and quality eLearning education.
- Lorie Ledford, MSN, RN, CEN, CFRN, CPEN, CTRN, TCRN, CCRN
Lorie Ledford is a flight nurse in Arizona. She has over 30 years of experience in ICU, ED, Trauma and flight nursing. Lorie has worked as a clinical educator but loves bringing her talents to the patient at the bedside.
- Sarah McLelland Mendoza, MS, BSN, RN, CEN, CPEN, TCRN, SANE-A
Sarah McLelland is a Clinical Educator for the Emergency Department for Tulane Medical Center in New Orleans. After starting her career 22 years ago at Charity Hospital, she completed travel assignments in various hospitals across the country that provided valuable skills and experiences that she uses daily to develop her staff.
- Ed Panacek, MD, MPH
Dr. Panacek is the Professor and Chairman of the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of South Alabama and Director of the Level 1 University Hospital ED. He has won numerous teaching and research awards and is also a featured physician on the “Untold Stories of the ER” TV show.
- Janie Schumaker, MBA, BSN, RN CEN, CENP, CPHQ, FABC
Janie Schumaker is the CEO of the Board of Certification for Emergency Nursing, beginning her BCEN journey as a volunteer item writer in 2003. A strong advocate for professional certification and advancement in nursing leadership, Janie has made a significant contribution to nursing through her leadership, clinical expertise, and multiple board positions.
- Deborah Spann, MSN, RN-BC, CEN, FAEN
Deborah Spann is a Coordinator for the Louisiana Emergency Response Network. In this role, she facilitates improved access to emergency care, provides education for clinicians at all levels, and works diligently to ensure that resources are best utilized to reduce morbidity and mortality due to trauma and time-sensitive illness.
- Stephanie Suzadail, MSN, MA, RN, PHRN, CEN, CFRN, CPEN, CTRN, TCRN
Stephanie Suzadail is a flight nurse in Central Pennsylvania. She has been involved with emergency services for 16 years and holds all BCEN certifications in addition to her MSN in Forensic Nursing.
- Chris Trosclair, MD
Dr. Chris Trosclair is a board certified emergency medicine physician and practicing intensivist in the northwest region of Louisiana. His unique clinical interests include the education and management of extracorporeal support and critical care transportation. Dr. Trosclair recognizes the integral link between emergency medicine and critical care practices leading to positive patient outcomes.
- Allen Wolfe, MSN, RN, CNS, APRN, CFRN, CCRN, CTRN, TCRN, CMTE
Allen Wolfe is the Senior Director of Clinical Education at LifeLink III in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He is a Critical Care Clinical specialist with extensive experience in trauma resuscitation and ventricular assist devices (VADs). He is the author of multiple research articles and books. He is the co-editor of the Principle and Practice textbook, the industry’s biggest-selling publication for air and ground clinicians. He has received the Katz-Mason (2007), the Community Service Award (2010), the Jordan award in 2009, the Barbara A. Hess award (2010), and in 2017 he received the prestigious Marriott-Carlson Lifetime Achievement Award. He was the president of ASTNA (2014) and sits on the Board of Certification for Emergency Nurses.