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Course Description

Follows American and Canadian Blueprints

This course is a review of emergency nursing designed to assist the participant to be successful in obtaining specialty certification. This course also provides opportunity for the certified nurse to maintain certification and stay up-to-date on emergency nursing care. The course offers lectures, graphics, videos and practice questions in many of the areas that are tested on the Board of Certification of Emergency Nursing (BCEN®) CEN® Exam and the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) Emergency Nursing Certification 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 BCEN®’s CEN® or CNA’s ENC(C) 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:

  • Describe the CEN® or ENC(C) Exam, test plan and the practice requirements to sit for the exam.
  • Construct a study plan for the exam based on understanding the blueprint, competencies and domains of practice covered.
  • Identify common mistakes and pitfalls that are made during studying and testing for the exam.
  • Recall the core components covered in the exam through didactic supplementation and test questions.


Sign-in begins at 7:30 am. Each day includes a one-hour lunch (on your own), as well as a morning and afternoon break of 15 minutes each. The order of lectures presented and break times may vary according to speaker preference.

Day 1, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

  • Exam Process
    Review of Exams | Test-Taking Strategies | Certification and Re-Certification
  • Professional Issues
    Triage, Stabilization, and Transport | End-of-Life Issues | Legal and Ethical Issues | Evidence-Based Practice and Research | Disaster Planning | Critical Incident Stress Management | Nursing Leadership and Delegation
  • Shock
    Hypovolemic Shock | Cardiogenic Shock | Obstructive Shock | Distributive Shock | Resuscitation Management
  • Neurological Emergencies
    Neurological Assessment | Headaches | Seizures | Stroke | Intracranial Trauma | Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Environmental and Toxicological Emergencies
    Heat and Cold Related Injuries | Burns | Submersion and Diving Injuries | Animal and Insect Bites and Stings | Review of Common Toxicological Agents and Management
  • Medical Emergencies
    Communicable Diseases | Electrolyte and Endocrine Disorders | Hematological Disorders | Childhood Diseases

Day 2, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

  • Respiratory Emergencies
    Physiology of Ventilation| Disorders of the Upper and Lower Respiratory Tract | Thoracic Trauma | Blood Gas Analysis | Respiratory Medications
  • Cardiovascular Emergencies
    Coronary Artery Disease | Hypertensive Emergencies | Peripheral Vascular Diseases | Cardiac Medications
  • Gastrointestinal Emergencies
    Medical Disorders Common to the GI Tract | Traumatic Injuries to the GI Tract
  • GU, OB and GYN Emergencies
    Disorders of the Male and Female GU Tract | Renal Disorders | Obstetrical Complications | Care of the Woman and Infant During and After Emergency Delivery | Gynecological Presentations | STIs
  • Orthopedic and Wound Emergencies
    Injuries to Bones, Joints and Soft Tissue | Compartment Syndrome | Fat Emboli | Wound Care
  • Maxillofacial Emergencies
    Ocular Emergencies | Ear and Nasal Emergencies | Mouth and Throat Emergencies | Facial Trauma
  • Psychological-Social Emergencies
    Anxiety Disorders | Psychotic and Mood Disorders | Substance Abuse | Maltreatment Abuse | Medication Review