Distinguished CFRN®/CTRN® Award Nomination

We have already awarded the Distinguished CFRN®/CTRN® Award for 2019 and are not currently accepting nominations. Please check back in early 2020. 

BCEN’s Distinguished Awards recognize board certified emergency nurses who exemplify excellence in their specialty nursing practice and who have demonstrated an exceptional commitment to advocating for, supporting and promoting board certification for emergency nurses.

Please nominate an individual who shows

  • Excellence in pursuing advanced knowledge with a CFRN/CTRN certification
  • Achievement in promoting and advocating for the flight and/or transport nursing certifications
  • Impact to the nursing profession and to patient outcomes

The Distinguished CFRN/CTRN Award is co-sponsored with the Air and Surface Transport Nurses Association (ASTNA). The winner will be honored at the Critical Care Transport Medicine Conference (CCTMC), April 15-17 in Albuquerque, NM.  ASTNA will pay for the award recipient the flight and hotel stay for one night. BCEN will reimburse the cost of the meeting registration.

Eligibility requirements:

  • Nominee for the Distinguished CFRN/CTRN award must hold a current CFRN/CTRN.*
  • Nominee must currently be practicing in the flight and/or transport nursing specialty area.
*Individuals serving on BCEN’s board of directors or exam construction and review committees (ECRCs), or who are engaged in revenue-generating businesses or activities associated with any BCEN certification program, product or service (including providers of certification prep materials and/or review courses) are not eligible to be nominated.


Nomination submission requirements:

In order to be considered, nominations must include the following:

  • Completed form
  • Current CV of nominee
  • Two (2) letters of reference from individuals with relevant professional positions

Checklist of information needed for nomination:

Use this helpful checklist to prepare your nomination.
  • Nominee’s Name
  • Title
  • Organization
  • Work Email
  • Work Phone
  • Work Address
  • Home Address
  • Current CV
  • BCEN Certifications Currently Held by Nominee
  • Example of how the nominee modeled excellence as a board certified nurse in this specialty certification.
  • Example of how the nominee has directly encouraged, motivated and inspired their peers to attain this credential.
  • Examples of how the nominee has advocated for board certification within their workplace.(i.e. What programs have they created or enhanced that support board certification? How have they advocated for the importance and value of board certification to their organization’s leadership? Please include specific examples of best practices, and outcomes.)
  • Examples of how the nominee has advocated for and supported board certification within the profession at large. (i.e. Professional association committee work or workplace committees or special projects.Please include specific examples of best practices, and outcomes.)
  • Example of how the nominee’s work has increased certification rates within their department and/or organization with specific data.
  • Two letters of reference
  • Reference Information
  • Name
  • Title
  • Organization
  • Work Address
  • Work Email
  • Work Phone Number
  • Relationship to Nominee

To learn more about our other Distinguished Awards, click here.