This course is a review of emergency nursing designed to assist the participant in successfully obtaining CEN® certification. The course offers lectures, graphics, videos and practice questions in many of the areas that are tested on the CEN® Exam. This review will provide not only a knowledge base for successfully completing the exam, but also a foundation for further study as the participant works towards emergency nursing certification.
Why Be Certified
Successfully completing the Certified Emergency Nurse (CEN®) Exam is a challenge that has been completed by only a minority of emergency nurses. Successful completion of this exam exhibits to others that the bearer has demonstrated a knowledge base in the specialty of emergency nursing that exceeds his or her peers.
Program Learning Outcomes
This program prepares the learner to:
MEd, RN, CEN, FAEN
Pat has been a registered nurse for 39 years and has spent over 37 of those years in the practice of emergency nursing. Her experience includes over 24 years in a Level I Trauma Center, as well as positions in a school of nursing, a continuing education department of a large hospital and a local college. She has maintained her CEN since 1980, when the testing was first offered.
An active member of the ENA on the local, state and national levels, she is also part of a third-world humanitarian medical group, Project Helping Hands, where she now serves as director of education. She has traveled to Bolivia eight times and has prepared materials such as flyers, coloring and story books; Adopt-A-Village programs; and seminars that help educate the local populations. Pat currently works as an ED staff nurse in a local rural hospital. She also works for Holland America Cruise Lines as ship nurse and is involved in journalistic endeavors in a variety of venues. She has lectured on a wide variety of topics and has published several articles in both professional journals and other magazines.