Learn about our certification programs and the people and history behind why BCEN is the benchmark for emergency nursing specialty certification.

Connect with expert information and resources for your next story on the following topics:

  • Emergency nursing specialty certification
  • The value of board certification and how it impacts patients, nurses and institutions
  • Emergency nursing specialty areas: adult and pediatric emergency care, flight nursing, critical care ground transport, trauma and burn nursing

Resources & Tools for Media Professionals

Find news releases, backgrounders, fact sheets and expert resources about BCEN, board certification for nurses, and how board certified nurses are making a big impact across the emergency spectrum.

News Releases

BCEN news releases are below and also available on PR Newswire and PRWeb (keyword: BCEN).

Backgrounders, Fact Sheets & Expert Resources

BCEN-at-a-Glance (PDF)

BCEN History (Interactive Timeline)

Janie Schumaker Bio (PDF)

Certification vs. Certificates: What’s the Difference? (PDF)

CBRN Milestones: The Path to the World’s First Burn Nurse Certification (Interactive Timeline)

Journalists may also be interested in BCEN research and journal articles, BCEN white papers and BCEN’s Commitment to Excellence series.


BCEN 2022 Annual Report (Infographic)

BCEN 2021 Annual Report (Infographic)

BCEN 2020 Year in Review (Infographic)

BCEN Learn Turns One (short version video)

For BCEN logos, wordmarks and certification seal images, please contact Hilde Marnul at hmarnul@bcen.org.

Recent News Releases

For media inquiries, please contact:

Hilde Marnul, Director, Marketing & Communications
hmarnul@bcen.org or 630-352-0811