How to Study

When you’re a busy emergency nurse working toward certification, how do you find time to hit the books? We know you don’t have a lot of free time, and many of you have full-time jobs along with other commitments like family, volunteer work and more. However, certification is only a season in the grand scheme of your career, and its value will last far longer than the momentary stress of test prep. At BCEN, we have numerous ways to help you study
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Congratulations on making the decision to achieve your certification and demonstrate your commitment to your patients and career! The secret to success is strong preparation. BCEN® offers the following tools and resources to help you prepare.

STUDY

Preparation Checklist – helps guide you as you prepare, from application, to taking a practice test, to scheduling your exam.

TCRN Content Outline – become familiar with the topics on the exam so you are prepared for what to expect.

TCRN Reference List – provides a list of helpful books, websites, and other resources. (The Board of Certification for Emergency Nursing (BCEN®) does not endorse any resources or have a proprietary relationship with any publishing company).

Take the TCRN Practice Exam – take this at the start to determine your weak areas, and again as your final pretest before the real thing!

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:

Certification Mode:

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.

Study (Practice) Mode:

This highly-customizable option allows users to tailor the exam to their needs, including the number of questions, completion time, randomization and objectives… plus the ability to change your answers before scoring your exam.

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.

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Review Courses Zip Code Search

Search for an upcoming review course near you. Simply enter your zip code and how close you want the course to be to you. Check the “Show online courses” box if you’re interested in including online courses in your search. Courses are added regularly, check back often.

PREPARE

Exam Tutorial – familiarize yourself with the look, feel and navigation of BCEN’s computer-based exam.

Pearson Professional Center Image Tour – know what to expect and increase your comfort level before you sit for the exam.

Pearson Professional Center Video Guide – prepare for the process you will go through on test day.

Read through the Candidate Handbook.

Kick those nerves to the curb.

Check out test day tips from our test anxiety resource page.

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