Anne Givens has completed the exciting coursework and earned her Certified Emergency Nurse designation. Anne has been employed at RCH for 6 years and been an RN for 15.
The Certified Emergency Nurse (CEN) is a mark of excellence based on rigorous national standards that validate a nurse’s specialty knowledge, skills and clinical judgment in the Emergency Department, one of health care’s most complex and dynamic environments.
Learning and maintaining emergency nursing specialty certification demonstrates a commitment to lifelong learning and always being at your best when it matters the most.
Certification promotes consumer confidence and contributes to better patient care, better patient outcomes and higher patient satisfaction. This certification adds value to individual nurses including annual pay, level of career, nursing self-efficacy, empowerment, employability, and career satisfaction.
The exam Anne took for certification required self-directed studying. As of 2017 there has been only a 60% pass rate on the examination.
The certification is valid for 4 years and can be renewed by either taking the exam again or completing 100 contact hours in nursing education. The certification program and testing is conducted by the Board of Certification for Emergency Nursing.
Congratulations Anne on this achievement!