BCEN officially launched BCEN Learn, an all-in-one continuing education platform for nurses and nurse leaders practicing in emergency, pediatric emergency, trauma and critical care transport settings. The learning portal, which previously only included practice exams, will now house a wide range of CE courses developed by subject matter experts with webinars and the BCEN & Friends podcast coming soon!
BCEN 2020 National Certification Champions Recognized for Commitment to Emergency Nursing Excellence
BCEN announced the 2020 National Certification Champion Award winners: Childress Regional Medical Center in Childress, TX (small healthcare organization), the University of Vermont Health Network – Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital in Plattsburg, NY (large healthcare organization), and Life Link III, headquartered in Minneapolis, MN (healthcare system).
BCEN named Jude Lark, BSN, RN, CEN, CCRN, with Atlantic Health System’s Overlook Medical Center in Summit, NJ, as the 2020 Distinguished CEN Award winner, and Lisa Chambers, MSN, MPS, RN, CEN, CPEN, TCRN with CHOC Children’s Hospital in Orange, CA, as the 2020 Distinguished CPEN Award winner.
BCEN Marks 40th Birthday Of Emergency Nursing Certification & The Certified Emergency Nurse (CEN) Credential
This July, BCEN marks the 40th birthday of the CEN — the most widely held emergency nursing professional credential — and the advent of emergency nursing certification, as part of its yearlong 40th anniversary celebrations.
BCEN’s newest white paper — Raising the Bar: Why Board Certification for RNs Matters — takes a high-level look at why specialty certification matters for RNs in every specialty area. Nursing and physician specialty board leaders and certification researchers join BCEN in describing the importance, value and impact of board certification for RNs.
BCEN’s first-ever certificate program, BCEN EDvantage, is designed to give final-year nursing students, recent grads and RNs aspiring to work in the emergency department (ED) a hiring and training advantage and contribute to a stronger emergency nursing workforce right now and for the future.
BCEN named First Lieutenant Mariah Pruett, NC, BSN, RN, CEN, CFRN, CPEN, TCRN, CCRN, from the 60th Medical Group/Emergency Services Flight at David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, California, as the 2020 Distinguished TCRN Award winner.
BCEN named Pafford Air One flight nurse Tonya Barnard, BSN, RN, CEN, CFRN, CCRN, CTRN, CPEN, TCRN, EMT-B, as the recipient of BCEN’s 2020 Distinguished CFRN Award. Barnard is based in Ruston, Louisiana.
BCEN announced a new international candidate evaluation process for RNs educated and/or practicing outside the U.S. and joined the annual, international celebration of Certified Nurses Day.
BCEN’s third white paper — Support Your Emergency Nurses to Board Certified Success: A Step-by-Step Guide — describes how nurse educators and nurse leaders can cultivate a culture of certification support and includes an Idea Center with over 50 ways to encourage, support and recognize certification.
ABSNC reaccreditation of BCEN’s Certified Pediatric Emergency Nurse (CPEN) certification program demonstrates that the CPEN program continues to meet the highest industry standards.
BCEN kicked off its year-long celebration of 40 years emergency nursing certification.