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CEN®/CFRN® Exam Review

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Course Description

Successfully completing the Certified Flight Registered Nurse (CFRN®) Exam is a challenge that has been accomplished by only a minority of flight nurses, exhibiting to others that the bearer has demonstrated a knowledge base in the specialty of emergency nursing that exceeds their peers.

Held in combination with the Certified Emergency Nurse (CEN®) review course, this course is a review of emergency nursing designed to assist the participant to be successful in obtaining CFRN® and CEN® certification. Much of the material is similar between these two exams, offering lectures, graphics, videos and practice questions in many of the areas that are tested on the CEN® and CFRN® Examinations. This review will provide not only a knowledge base for successfully completing either exam, but also a foundation for further study as the participant works towards flight nursing

Program Learning Outcomes

This program prepares the learner to:

  • Describe the CEN® or CFRN® Exam, test plan and the practice requirements to sit for the exam.
  • Construct a study plan for the exam based on understanding the blueprint 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

  • CEN® Exam Ins and Outs
  • Patient Care Management
  • Shock
  • Neurological Emergencies
  • Environmental and Toxicological Emergencies
  • Medical Emergencies

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

  • Respiratory and Thoracic Emergencies
  • Cardiovascular Emergencies
  • Gastrointestinal Emergencies
  • OB, GYN and Genitourinary Emergencies
  • Orthopedic Emergencies | Wound and Surface Trauma
  • EENT and Maxillofacial Emergencies
  • Psychiatric and Psychological Emergencies

Day 3, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
CFRN® Only

  • CFRN® Exam Ins and Outs
  • Flight Physiology
    Gas Laws | Stresses of Transport | Effects of Altitude
  • Advanced Monitoring and Management
    Art Lines | CVP | PA | IABP | VAD | X-Rays
  • Advanced Airway Management
    RSI with Pharmacology | Management of the Difficult Airway | Alternative Airway Devices | Invasive and Non-Invasive Modes of Ventilation | Capnography | Pneumothorax Management
  • Transport Considerations and Safety
    Communications and Frequencies | Crew Resource Management (AMRM) | Scene Management, Extrication, and Immobilization | Patient Packaging | Survival Concepts | Landing Zone Concepts | New Technology
  • Case Scenarios, Jeopardy, and Practice Exam
    Advanced Pharmacology Review | Advanced Procedures | High Risk OB | Neonates