The cornerstone credential for emergency care and ED nursing excellence.

Working in the dynamic, challenging and rewarding ED environment, certified nurses are prepared to assess, triage, stabilize, and help manage and care for every patient who walks through the door.

The Certified Emergency Nurse (CEN) is the foundational nursing specialty certification for RNs working in the ED and across the emergency spectrum. Nurses with a CEN are lifelong learners who demonstrate expertise in clinical practice and are better prepared for professional development and overall career success.

Be recognized, respected, and sought after. Be a Certified Emergency Nurse.

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The Certification Process The Certification Process
Follow your journey to the highest level of emergency nursing!
Eligibility Eligibility
Do you have what it takes to be BCEN certified?
CEN Exam Fees & Discounts CEN Exam Fees & Discounts
Price of the exam? Minimal. Value of certification? Limitless.
Live Remote Proctoring Live Remote Proctoring
Certified Success ... from wherever you are.
Study and Prepare Study and Prepare
Practice exams, review courses and other study tools to get you ready to tackle exam day.
Apply & Schedule Your CEN Exam Apply & Schedule Your CEN Exam
It’s time to get this ball rolling.
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About the Exam About the Exam
How our certification exams are crafted and administered.
Answers to all your questions… even the ones you didn’t know you had.
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This value kit includes a proud certified nurse mask and lotion, as well as a CEN sticker and pen, to show off your certification with pride!

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