BCEN Releases Step-by-Step Guide For Supporting Emergency Nurse Board Certification

New White Paper Features Certification Support Idea Center Plus Online Resources  


OAK BROOK, IL (January 16, 2020) – The Board of Certification for Emergency Nursing (BCEN), the benchmark for board certification across the emergency nursing spectrum, today released the white paper Support Your Emergency Nurses to Board Certified Success: A Step-by-Step Guide for nurse leaders, administrators and healthcare organizations interested in helping their registered nurses (RNs) earn their specialty board certifications. BCEN offers five national board certifications for emergency, trauma and transport RNs.

“Board certified emergency nurses bring unmatched levels of motivation and knowledge to the table,” said BCEN Executive Director Janie Schumaker, MBA, BSN, RN, CEN, CENP, CPHQ, FABC. “BCEN’s new white paper details specific ways leaders and organizations can generate an environment that cultivates nursing excellence by supporting their nurses to achieve and maintain board certification.”

The new step-by-step guide describes tried-and-true and creative ways to encourage, support and reward board certification. Throughout the guide, nurse and physician leaders from institutions of all sizes share how and why board certification thrives in their emergency departments, trauma centers and organizations, leading to better quality of care and nurses with exceptional specialty knowledge and expertise, confidence, engagement and satisfaction.

Featured in the white paper are:

  • Four key steps to create and sustain a culture of certification
  • Idea Center with 50 ways to support certification
  • How to overcome common objections
  • Secrets of success from hospital leaders committed to certification

Support Your Emergency Nurses to Board Certified Success, which is a follow-on to BCEN’s first two white papers, also connects readers with a variety of online and downloadable resources for nurses, nurse leaders and organizations such as exam content outlines, full-length practice exams, test anxiety tips, a nurse recognition toolkit and BCEN’s volume discount certification voucher program.

To download the free white paper, visit: https://bcen.org/white-paper-step-by-step-guide/


About BCEN

Founded in 1980, the independent, not-for-profit Board of Certification for Emergency Nursing (BCEN®) is celebrating 40 years of robust certification programs fostering empowered nurses across the emergency spectrum who contribute noticeably to patient care, safety and outcomes. Over 54,000 BCEN board 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 Trauma Certified Registered Nurse (TCRN®) certifications. The CEN, CFRN, CPEN, and TCRN certification programs are accredited by the Accreditation Board for Specialty Nursing Certification (ABSNC). Learn more at bcen.org. Follow BCEN on Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram.

CONTACT:  Hilde Marnul, Director of Marketing & Communications | hmarnul@bcen.org | 630-352-0811

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