“Certified emergency nurses make positive impacts for both patients and hospitals, and with the right support, they can be key to forging a strong emergency care team.”
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)
- BCEN announces 2020-2021 board of directors, chaired by Kyle Madigan, MSN, RN, CEN, CFRN, CTRN, CCRN, CMTE, director, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center.
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.
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.
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.
“Becoming certified in a specialty can be a major career asset that benefits both nurses and patients, particularly when it comes to emergency nursing.”
BCEN’s Janie Schumaker describes a turning point that happened during one fateful ED night shift early in her career. The article also describes why employers, nurse leaders and nurses value specialty certification with highlights from BCEN’s landmark Value of Certification study that surveyed over 8,800 certified and noncertified emergency nurses and over 1,000 nurse leaders.