Board Certified Nurses Are Essential Emergency Department Assets
Says New BCEN White Paper
BCEN Releases First White Paper for ED Leaders, Hospital Administrators
OAK BROOK, IL (July 31, 2018) – The Board of Certification for Emergency Nursing (BCEN) today released the white paper “Take Your Emergency Department to the Next Level with Board Certified Emergency Nurses” for emergency department (ED) leaders and hospital administrators. BCEN offers five national board certification programs for emergency nurses working across the emergency spectrum in adult and pediatric emergency care, critical care ground transport, flight nursing, and trauma settings.
“Board certified emergency nurses, much like board certified physicians, bring essential expertise, skills and best practices to hospital-based and freestanding emergency departments,” said BCEN Executive Director Janie Schumaker, MBA, BSN, RN, CEN, CPHQ, CENP, FABC. “The aim of this white paper is to make sure ED leaders and hospital administrators know about and leverage the many ways specialty certification benefits nurses, organizations and most importantly, patients and their families.”
BCEN’s white paper details how certified emergency nurses can be a valuable resource and a welcome ally for ED administrators as they meet the challenges of working in health care’s most unpredictable, high-risk and high-volume setting. Included in the white paper are field reports from ED administrators who have prioritized board certification for their nurses plus highlights from a recent, large-scale study that focused specifically on the value of emergency nursing specialty certification.
“The research literature is making it increasingly clear how emergency departments, hospitals and health systems that don’t support board certification for their nurses end up shortchanging their ED teams, their organizations, their patients and their communities,” said Schumaker, a nurse executive who has previously held chief nursing officer (CNO), director of emergency services, and senior business operations and client experience positions.
To download the free white paper click here.
The nonprofit Board of Certification for Emergency Nursing (BCEN®) develops robust certification exams fostering empowered nurses across the emergency spectrum who contribute noticeably to patient care, safety and outcomes. Over 47,000 BCEN certifications are currently held by registered nurses (RNs) who specialize in emergency, flight, critical care ground transport, pediatric emergency and trauma nursing. BCEN offers the Certified Emergency Nurse (CEN®), Certified Flight Registered Nurse (CFRN®), Certified Pediatric Emergency Nurse (CPEN®), Certified Transport Registered Nurse (CTRN®) and the Trauma Certified Registered Nurse (TCRN®) certifications. The CEN, CFRN, and CPEN certifications are accredited by the Accreditation Board for Specialty Nursing Certification (ABSNC), the only accrediting body specifically for nursing certifications. Follow BCEN on Facebook and LinkedIn.
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