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Annual Report


Our e-newsletter keeps you up-to-date on BCEN news and events and connects you with the information you need to know to stay current on issues and information about emergency nursing specialty certification. Subscribe today.

White Papers

As part of our ongoing commitment to provide information and resources to nurses pursuing certification and employers seeking to support certification for their nurses, BCEN has published a series of free white papers for emergency nurses, ED leaders, nurse educators, and hospital and health system administrators. Accompanying PowerPoint presentations are also available for free download.

White Paper For Nurse Leaders and Educators

Support Your Emergency Nurses to Board Certified Success: A Step-by-Step Guide”

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BCEN’s Newest White Paper!

White Paper to Support Specialty Certification

“Raising the Bar: Why Board Certification for RNs Matters”

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White Paper For Emergency Nurses

“5 Compelling Reasons to Get (and Keep) Your Emergency Nursing Specialty Certification: A White Paper for Emergency Nurses

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White Paper For Emergency Department Leaders

Take Your Department to the Next Level with Board Certified Emergency Nurses: A Special Report for ED Leaders & Hospital Administrators”

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BCEN Value of CEN® Certification Research Study

As part of our ongoing commitment to promote, support and advance certification research, BCEN commissioned a rigorous, large-scale study on the value of CEN® certification. The first-of-its-kind study was based on responses from over 8,800 certified and non-certified emergency nurses and over 1,000 over their supervisors. Read study highlights below.

Read highlights of the study.

Emergency/Trauma/Transport Nursing Workforce Study

BCEN joined forces with ASTNA, ENA, HumRRO, the MedEvac Foundation, and STN to gain a better understanding of the current state of the emergency nursing workforce as well as the characteristics of emergency, transport and trauma nurses and the issues they face. Read peer-reviewed articles describing the findings in Nursing Management and Nurse Leader.

Commitment to Excellence Series


September 2023

In Pursuit of Excellence: The TCRN


July 2020

40 Years of Excellence: The CEN

Pediatric Emergency

October 2020

Pediatric Emergency Excellence: The CPEN

Ground Transport

March 2021

Grounded in Excellence: The CTRN