Resources Quick Finder:
At BCEN, we are proud to offer not just our robust certification exams, but also a vast tool chest of support materials for nurses and their supervisors. Here you will find quick, easy links to download the information you need — to prepare for your exam, to offer support to your nursing team and to discover the benefits and value of emergency nursing certification. These resources are provided to simplify and optimize the certification journey. We invite you to explore, learn and get ready for certified success!
As part of our ongoing commitment to provide information and resources to nurses seeking certification and employers seeking to support certification for their nurses, BCEN is publishing a series of free white papers for emergency nurses, ED leaders, and hospital and health system administrators. Our first two white papers are available for free download.
White Paper for Nurse Leaders and Educators
“Support Your Emergency Nurses to Board Certified Success: A Step-by-Step Guide”
White Paper for Healthcare Leaders Across Every Specialty
“Raising the Bar: Why Board Certification for RNs Matters”
White Paper for Emergency Nurses
“5 Compelling Reasons to Get (and Keep) Your Emergency Nursing Specialty Certification: A White Paper for Emergency Nurses”
Nurse White Paper Highlights Presentation
“5 Compelling Reasons to Get (and Keep) Your Emergency Nursing Specialty Certification”
A presentation formatted to showcase the highlights of our White Paper.
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”
Administrator White Paper Highlights Presentation
“Take Your Emergency Department to the Next Level with Board Certified Emergency Nurses.”
A presentation formatted to showcase the highlights of our White Paper.
Digital Informational Flyers
Need quick, easily accessible information on the products and services offered by BCEN? Look no further! These materials put all the facts at your fingertips. Learn more about the certification process, how to maintain your certification and the benefits and value of pursuing board certification from BCEN — the benchmark in emergency nursing certification. Simply click to download. These one-sheets are a free asset provided to you by BCEN.
BCEN offers five accredited exams to take nurses to the next level in their career. From pediatric to transport and trauma, there’s a certification to fit every emergency nurse. Discover which certification is right for you, right here.
Your certification. Your way. At BCEN, we make it easy to maintain your certification, either be re-taking your certification exam or by CE attestation. Learn more about the requirements, deadlines and best practices for each recertification method here.
Test prep, continuing education, free webinars and podcasts… Oh, my! BCEN Learn is full of interactive, up-to-date and cost-effective offerings designed by real nurses and subject matter experts. This all-in-one learning platform is designed to offer nurses relevant, quality continuing education credits.
SPECIAL OFFER EXTENDED: All Practice Exam costs will remain $40 in 2021.
The Impact of Certification
Opportunities for promotion and compensation. Confidence and self-worth. Efficiency and accuracy. And most importantly, improved patient outcomes. All are benefits of board certification. Explore the value of BCEN certification to your career, your organization or your patients right here.
Make Your Case Toolkit
The BCEN Make Your Case Toolkit is a FREE resource available to nurses who want to talk with their administrators about the benefits of certification, and make a case for financial, professional and moral support.
Inside the Make Your Case Toolkit, you’ll find:
- Facts on the impact of board certification from BCEN … on your career, your organization and your patients
- Information on the certifications you might be considering
- Materials to present to your administrator outlining benefits, value and possible cost savings
- Much more!
Support Your Nurses Toolkit
The BCEN Support Your Nurses Toolkit gives you a research-based overview of the true value of certification, along with materials that will help you encourage and support your nurses while they work to achieve more.
Inside the Support Your Nurses Toolkit, you’ll find:
- Facts on the impact of board certification from BCEN … on your ED, your patients and your nurses
- Information on the certifications your nurses might be considering
- Materials outlining benefits, value and possible cost savings
- Break room posters to promote the value of certification to your team
BCEN EDvantage and the Candidate’s Journey
From graduation to certification. BCEN EDvantage and the Candidate’s Journey will take you through the steps to plot your course to success – no matter where you are on your journey.
Nurse Recognition Kit
Let them know you’re a fan.
Whether you hang a poster in the break room or write a heartfelt note to a team member, with the help of this recognition kit, your nurses will know how valued they are.
Board certified emergency nurses put in endless hard work and tireless dedication to being the best they can be. They do it because nursing is their calling — one they have answered with sincere passion and drive. They do it in the air and on the ground, with young patients and traumatic situations.
This kit is our gift to you. It gives you a toolbox full of shareable elements to recognize and thank your emergency nurses for the work they do in the ED and beyond.
Inside the kit, you’ll find:
- Printable posters and flyers
- Social graphics for multiple platforms with suggested posts
- A recognition certificate designed for board certified emergency nurses
- A customizable email template
Your nurses inspire you every day. Download the kit and let them know.
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. This 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.
Emergency/Trauma/Transport Nursing Workforce Study
BCEN joined forces with MedEvac Foundation and partner organizations to gain a better understanding of the current state of the emergency nursing workforce and gain a deeper understanding of the characteristics of nurses who identify as emergency, transport and trauma nurses and the issues they face.
Our top test prep tool just got even better. Take a practice exam. Earn CEs.
The same authentic test-taking experience you expect from BCEN now has even more value. When you purchase and take one of our practice exams, you’ll be eligible to earn three CEs. And if you’re wondering if it could get any better … it does! After a challenging year, we think nurses deserve a break. We have extended our special pricing of $40 into 2021!
What sets our practice exams apart from others?
- Only our practice exams are created by the same organization designing the actual exams (that’s us).
- We have a committee of nurses and emergency professionals who build our practice exams with the goal of helping you succeed.
- A BCEN practice exam will help you familiarize yourself with the computer-based format of the real exam.
- You will be able to answer questions, then have immediate access to the correct answers, backed up with rationale and references.
Practice exams are available in two formats:
This closely simulates the actual testing environment. Though you can take the practice exam from any location, it will be timed, and you will not have the option to see answers and explanations until the entire exam is completed.
This option allows you to go at your own pace and see answer explanations as you go. You also have the option to test in mini quizlets broken down by category to focus on your weak points.
BCEN practice exams are an investment in your future. For one reasonable price, you’ll be able to access the practice exam as many times as you wish within a 90-day period. You’ll also receive one graded report for your reference.
Note: BCEN makes no guarantees as to the success of a candidate that has taken a practice exam. Taking a practice exam is not required to be eligible to sit for any BCEN exam.
Tackling Test Anxiety Guided Online Course
We’re pleased to introduce a new online test prep course produced by our partners at Sandstone, “Tackling Test Anxiety: A Guided Online Course.” This web-based class is an easy way to learn how to manage anxiety, with tactics that address:
- Increasing your confidence in advance of your exam
- Identifying the true source of your anxiety
- Dealing with intrusive and disruptive thoughts, feelings and emotions
- Managing the impact that stress and anxiety has on your physical well-being
Click here to purchase the course
*The price of the course may vary due to occasional promotions on the Udemy online video course site.
Still need some support when it comes to managing your test anxiety? We’ve put together some answers to your toughest test jitters questions, along with information on how to handle them. Get tips, strategies and more at: https://bcen.org/tackling-test-anxiety/
BCEN Voucher Program
The BCEN Voucher Program is a great way to encourage the nurses in your department to pursue certification. It’s easy to think about all the reasons you “can’t” get certified … but we’re giving you one great reason you can do it! Our voucher program is open to both employers and groups of nurses, and allows you to purchase exam vouchers in bulk … at a great discount!
Purchase vouchers, read up on FAQs, and learn more about the benefits of buying in bulk by clicking the button below.
Everything you need to know for certified success!
Already know the benefits of certification, but need more information on how the process actually works? Our BCEN Candidate Handbook gives you all the details in one convenient document. Determine your eligibility, read more about each certification and learn about recommendations on experience, skills and more. Plus, discover how to register, purchase and schedule your exam, along with all the facts you’ll need to know for your testing day. Download now and start planning your path to certification.