BCEN Celebrates 40 Years of Board Certified Emergency Nursing Excellence, Achievement and Impact

OAK BROOK, Ill., Jan. 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The Board of Certification for Emergency Nursing (BCEN), the benchmark for specialty certification across the emergency spectrum, kicked off its 40th anniversary celebration today. BCEN's five national board certification programsa??the CEN, CPEN, CFRN, CTRN and TCRNa??represent the highest professional credentials for RNs specializing in adult/mixed emergency, pediatric emergency, flight, critical care ground transport and trauma nursing, respectively.
BCEN Celebrates 40 Years of Board Certified Emergency Nursing Excellence, Achievement and Impact
Founded in 1980 as an independent certification organization, BCEN introduced its first board certification program for RNs, the Certified Emergency Nurse (CEN), that same year. Today, over 39,000 RNs hold the CEN, making it the most-held emergency nursing specialty certification in the world. In total, over 54,000 BCEN credentials independently validate the specialty knowledge and expertise of nearly 48,000 nurses."Patients and families receiving care from a nurse who displays a BCEN credential on their badge can expect a proven level of clinical knowledge from these dedicated professionals," said BCEN Executive Director Janie Schumaker, MBA, BSN, RN, CEN, CENP, CPHQ, FABC. "BCEN's commitment to excellence, achievement and impact spans 40 years, and we are incredibly proud of the accomplishments and commitment of BCEN-certified nurses.""For healthcare teams and organizations, BCEN credentials distinguish nurses who noticeably contribute to improved patient outcomes, stay on top of the latest advances and best practices, champion clinical standards, promote safety and efficiency, solve problems, enhance collaboration, mentor novice nurses, and advocate for patients and their families," added Schumaker.A 
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