New White Paper for Nurses Released


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OAK BROOK, IL (June 7, 2018) – The Board of Certification for Emergency Nursing (BCEN) today released the white paper “5 Compelling Reasons to Get (and Keep) Your Emergency Nursing Specialty Certification” for nurses working across the emergency spectrum in adult and pediatric emergency care, critical care ground transport, flight nursing, and trauma settings.

“Staying on top of current knowledge, skills and clinical best practices is crucial for nurses practicing in the dynamic, fast-paced and complex emergency environment,” said BCEN Executive Director Janie Schumaker, MBA, BSN, RN, CEN, CPHQ, CENP, FABC. “National board certification in emergency nursing validates that specialty knowledge and expertise and offers a host of compelling benefits.”

BCEN’s first ever white paper explains how national board certification can benefit the everyday practice and career success of individual nurses and describes the value and importance of certification to employers and patients. The white paper highlights the major findings of a recent, large-scale study on the value of emergency nursing specialty certification and includes interactive vignettes of six board certified emergency nurses practicing in a variety of settings around the country. The white paper also connects nurses with tips to overcome common obstacles to getting and staying certified.

“Nurse supervisors, ED leaders, and hospital and health system administrators will also find the white paper informative,” said BCEN’s Schumaker, a nurse leader who has held chief nursing officer (CNO), director of emergency services, and senior business operations and client experience positions during her career.

The white paper can be downloaded for free here.


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 46,500 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. Learn more at Follow BCEN on Facebook and LinkedIn.

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