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Grant Parish Native Earns 2020 Distinguished CFRN Award

Watch and listen to KALB News Channel 5 coverage of the 2020 Distinguished CFRN Award and interview with honoree Tonya Barnard, a Ruston, Louisiana-based flight nurse with Pafford Air One.

Daily Nurse

The Path to Board Certification for Emergency Nursing

Daily Nurse interviewed BCEN Executive Director Janie Schumaker, MBA, BSN, RN, CEN, CENP, CPHQ, FABC, on the value and how-to of becoming a board certified emergency nurse, whether you practice in the U.S. or anywhere around the world.

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Heartstrings, Hugs and Healing: Reflections on Becoming a Certified Pediatric Nurse

Written by: Rebecca Steinmann

Rebecca Steinmann, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital ED clinical nurse specialist and BCEN Board Chairperson-Elect, shares her insights on embarking on a career as a pediatric emergency nurse, including the importance of becoming a CPEN. Early-career ED nurse and first-time CPEN, Catherine Fitt, talks about how to get your start and what you can expect as a pediatric emergency nurse, biggest challenges and rewards, and more. (Image courtesy of: NSNA/Imprint)

AirMed & Rescue

BCEN announces 2020-2021 board

  • BCEN announces 2020-2021 board of directors, chaired by Kyle Madigan, MSN, RN, CEN, CFRN, CTRN, CCRN, CMTE, director, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center.
Daily Nurse

Working as a Certified Pediatric Emergency Nurse

Pediatric emergency nurse Cara Szeglin, BSN, RN, CPEN, talks about the joys, challenges and rewards of working in the emergency department at NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital and why she chose to get board certified early in her career.

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Conquering Test Anxiety (and How Not to Let it Conquer You)

Written by: Christina L. Aranda, Janell M. Mihelic and Janie Schumaker

BCEN’s Janie Schumaker teamed up with test anxiety experts Dr. Christina Aranda and Dr. Janell Mihelic to help nursing students and nurses everywhere:

  • Recognize the signs and symptoms of test anxiety
  • Learn how to manage anxiety before, during and after tests and exams

View a complete list of test anxiety tips and other resources on BCEN’s Tackling Test Anxiety page.


Get up to Speed on Transport Nursing

Learn about transport nursing from one of the world’s leading experts and innovators in flight nursing, BCEN board member and board certified flight nurse extraordinaire, Allen Wolfe, and follow nursing student Dylan McCloud as he shadows a LifeNet 2-2 flight crew.

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