Specialty Certification for Burn Nursing: Value, Beliefs and Benefits

This review article traces the path taken from the American Nurses Association recognition of burn nursing as a specialty to the collaboration between BCEN and the American Burn Association on the initial development of the Certified Burn Registered Nurse (CBRN). Research literature describing the value of specialty certification is outlined, “providing an overview for the impact of burn nursing certification on professional development, nurse satisfaction and patient outcomes.” BCEN’s inaugural CBRN Exam Construction and Review Committee Chair, and one of the world’s leading burn nursing experts, Gretchen Carrougher, is among the article’s co-authors.

The 2022 Certified Flight Registered Nurse Pulse Survey

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Responses and comments from nearly 1,000 flight nurses to the first-ever CFRN value of certification survey are featured in this Air Medical Journal original research article. Read which value of certification categories flight nurses most associate with the CFRN, and why nurses choose to earn the CFRN. Workplace and patient demographics, flight nursing experience, transport mode type, CAMTS accreditation, and comments on flight nursing during the COVID-19 pandemic are also highlighted.

The CFRN value of certification research is a companion to The 2022 Certified Transport Registered Nurse Pulse Survey, which focused on critical care ground transport nursing.

On the Cover: BCEN 2023 Distinguished CFRN Stacey Dock, with LifeFlight Eagle. More CFRN 30th anniversary images and history appear on the inside cover. View here.

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The 2022 Certified Transport Registered Nurse Pulse Survey

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Based on a first-of-its-kind survey of RNs who hold BCEN’s CTRN ground transport nursing credential, this article features information about respondents’ ground transport experience and workplaces and highlights the value of certification categories they most associate with the CTRN. The article also summarizes CTRNs’ responses to questions about CAMTS accreditation, their ground transport nursing experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic, and their reasons for earning the CTRN.

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The Roles and Contributions of Certified Transport Registered Nurses in Critical Care Ground Transport Today

The roles and contributions of CTRN-certified nurses in the critical care ground transport environment are described in this feature article that explains key updates to the critical care ground transport nursing body of knowledge and CTRN exam content outline and includes a patient case report.

Air Medical Journal: The Journal of Transport Medicine March/April 2022 Volume 41 Number 2 The Official Journal of the Air & Surface Transport Nurses Association, Air Medical Physician Association, Association of Air Medical Services, National EMS Pilots Association, and International Association of Flight and Critical Care Paramedics. Jacqueline C. Stocking, PhD, RN, NREMT-P & Eric R. Swanson, MD, FACEP Editors

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What Emergency Nurses Told Us About Their Impact on Outcomes and the Biggest Challenges They Face

Article Abstract: As part of the 2019 Emergency/Trauma/Transport Nursing Workforce Survey, nurses practicing across the emergency spectrum described their biggest challenges and recounted examples of when they or an emergency, trauma or transport nurse colleague made an important impact on a human, medical or operational outcome. This article presents 10 top themes from the impact and challenges data, features verbatim open-ended responses, and highlights select quantitative data from this expansive, first ever research.

Free access to this article is available through January 30, 2021.

The Emergency, Trauma and Transport Nursing Workforce: Highlights of Benchmark 2019 Survey

This APEX Award-winning, open-access original research article highlights the major findings of the cirst-of-its-kind 2019 Emergency/Trauma/Transport Nursing Workforce Survey (ETTS). The custom-designed, 60-question survey was the centerpiece of a major research initiative to profile today’s emergency nursing workforce and identify specific resources necessary to ensure a sufficient, well-prepared and well-supported future workforce.

The expansive quantitative findings — including workforce profile and qualifications, occupational profile and work environment, nurse well-being, and career goals and nursing pipeline — are presented for the emergency nursing workforce as a whole, along with select data about the emergency, trauma and transport specialties.

The research was initiated by BCEN, developed in partnership with the Air & Surface Transport Nurses Association (ASTNA), the Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) and the Society of Trauma Nurses (STN), and facilitated by research project manager MedEvac Foundation International.

Enjoy free access to the Nursing Management webinar about the findings here.

Today’s Owners, Tomorrow’s Leaders: Why Supporting Board Certification Matters

Article Abstract: New evidence from a major study on the value of emergency nursing specialty certification advances the case for supporting board certification for nurses across all practice areas. The purpose of this article is to discuss the implications of this research, including how nurse leaders can benefit from tapping into the value of certification, and why nurse leader support for board certification matters.