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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 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