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BCEN NAMES 2018 DISTINGUISHED TRAUMA CERTIFIED NURSE AWARD WINNER
PORTLAND, OR (MARCH 22, 2018) – The Board of Certification for Emergency Nursing (BCEN), the benchmark for nursing certifications across the emergency spectrum, today named Juanito (June) Guadalupe, BSN, RN, CEN, TCRN, CCRN, CMC, CNRN, a trauma nurse at the world-renowned R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, University of Maryland in Baltimore, as its 2018 Distinguished TCRN Award recipient. The award was presented during the Society of Trauma Nursing (STN) Annual Member Meeting which was held during STN’s TraumaCon 2018 conference at the Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront.
The annual award recognizes a Trauma Certified Registered Nurse (TCRN) who has made an extraordinary effort to promote the value of board certification in trauma nursing. The TCRN credential, which is the first and only national specialty certification focused solely on trauma nursing, recognizes the specialized knowledge and skills necessary to deliver exceptional quality across the trauma care continuum. BCEN developed the TCRN certification program in partnership with the Society of Trauma Nurses.
Guadalupe, who was among the first in the nation to earn the TCRN when it was launched by BCEN in 2016, used his success to create a path to TCRN certification for dozens of nurses in Shock Trauma and the Emergency Department at the University of Maryland Medical Center. In collaboration with administrators and nurse colleagues, he developed and helped deliver educational resources – including a comprehensive TCRN review course whose participants have a greater than 90 percent pass rate on the exam, and removed common barriers to certification by addressing typical test-taking fears and gaining administrative approval to offer the review course for free.
“June is a distinguished colleague who recognizes that board certification raises the bar for trauma nursing and the entire nursing profession given the demonstrated link between nursing specialty certification and safer, higher quality care, higher nursing self-efficacy, expertise and performance, and overall career satisfaction and success,” said BCEN Executive Director Janie Schumaker, MBA, BSN, RN, CEN, CPHQ, CENP, FABC. “He is a true champion whose vision resulted in more than 80 percent of the nurses in the world-class Trauma Resuscitation (TRU) Unit of Shock Trauma earning their TCRN in less than two years.”
A 26-year nurse who has served as a trauma nurse for the past 12 years, Guadalupe works in the TRU, which is where patients are first brought by ambulance or helicopter for emergency treatment and stabilization. Shock Trauma is one of the highest volume trauma center in the United States with more than 8,000 annual patient encounters. Approximately 96 percent of patients brought to Shock Trauma survive their injuries.
“June is an invaluable member of the Shock Trauma team, and someone who brings leadership and inspiration to his work and colleagues every day,” said Karen Doyle, MBA, MS, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, Senior Vice President Nursing and Operations, R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center Care Management, University of Maryland Medical Center. “We are proud of his accomplishments, and congratulate him on this extraordinary recognition for his contributions to nursing.”
“I have always believed that ‘a great nurse is an educated nurse,’” said Guadalupe. “Achieving the TCRN specialty certification, and now this award, provides my colleagues and me with a sense of professional pride and achievement. I am very humbled and deeply honored.”
About the Board of Certification for Emergency Nursing (BCEN)
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. Nearly 46,000 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.
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