ABSNC Grants Reaccreditation to the Board of Certification for Emergency Nursing


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BIRMINGHAM, AL (December 21, 2016) – The Accreditation Board for Specialty Nursing Certification, Inc. (ABSNC), announced it has granted reaccreditation to the Board of Certification for Emergency Nursing (BCEN®) for the Certified Emergency Nurse (CEN®) certification program.

ABSNC accreditation is a peer-reviewed mechanism that allows nursing certifying organizations to obtain program accreditation by demonstrating compliance with the highest quality standards in the industry.

“Accreditation is a highly desirable distinction for organizations that certify nurses in a specialty,” said Dottie Roberts, EdD, MSN, MACI, RN, OCNS-C®, CMSRN, ABSNC Accreditation Manager. “Applicant organizations complete a rigorous process to demonstrate maintenance of a quality certification program in meeting the ABSNC standards and earning this prestigious recognition.”

“The accreditation of the CEN program by ABSNC is of great importance to the emergency nurses who hold the credential, and to those nurses who are in the process of achieving the CEN credential,” stated Sandra Samargis, BCEN Executive Director.  “Many employers cover the cost of the exam fee because the CEN program is accredited and meets the high-standards as set forth by ABSNC.” The CEN credential is currently held by more than 32,500 RNs.


About the Board of Certification for Emergency Nursing

The nonprofit Board of Certification for Emergency Nursing (BCEN®) develops robust certification exams fostering empowered nurses across the emergency spectrum who contribute noticeably to patient care, safety and outcomes. Over 47,000 BCEN certifications are currently held by registered nurses (RNs) who specialize in emergency, flight, critical care ground transport, pediatric emergency and trauma nursing. BCEN offers the Certified Emergency Nurse (CEN®), Certified Flight Registered Nurse (CFRN®), Certified Pediatric Emergency Nurse (CPEN®), Certified Transport Registered Nurse (CTRN®) and the Trauma Certified Registered Nurse (TCRN®) certifications. The CEN, CFRN, and CPEN certifications are accredited by the Accreditation Board for Specialty Nursing Certification (ABSNC), the only accrediting body specifically for nursing certifications. Follow BCEN on Facebook and LinkedIn.


About the Accreditation Board for Speciality Nursing Certification, Inc. 

ABSNC is the only accrediting body specifically for nursing certification.  Currently ABSNC accredits more than 60 certification programs from 20 specialty nursing certification organizations. The accreditation standards offered by ABSNC include Examination-Based Certification Programs, Portfolio Assessment Certification Programs, and Assessment-Based Certificate Programs. For more information about ABSNC and its accreditation standards, please visit www.nursingcertification.org (> About ABSNC) or contact Dottie Roberts, ABSNC Accreditation Manager (absnc@nursingcertification.org, 205-795-7127).


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