Full Course Description

Module One: Certified Emergency Nurse CEN®

Program Information

Target Audience

  • Nurses
  • Nurse Practitioners 
  • Clinical Nurse Specialists


Day One

  • Physical preparation
  • Application process
  • Question interpretation
  • Practice questions
  • Study preparations
  • Successful test-taking strategies
  • Cardiovascular and Shock Emergencies
  • Gastrointestinal Emergencies
  • Genitourinary, Gynecology, and Obstetrical Emergencies

Day Two

  • Maxillofacial & Ocular Emergencies
  • Neurological Emergencies
  • Orthopedic and Wound Emergencies
  • Psychosocial Emergencies
  • Respiratory Emergencies
  • Environmental and Toxicology Emergencies
  • Communicable Diseases
  • Professional Issues

Please feel free to review the BCEN® website for specifics on the recommended requirements to sit for the exam.



  1. Consider pearls and pitfalls in both preparing for and taking Certified Emergency Nurse (CEN®) exam.
  2. Organize a study plan for the exam based on understanding the blueprint and domains of practice covered (didactic/clinical knowledge base concerns).
  3. Analyze key components of a comprehensive review of systems, including diagnosis and treatment of medical and traumatic pathologies per the official exam blueprint.
  4. Apply how the core curriculum components of medical and traumatic pathologies are covered in the exam through didactic supplementation and test questions.
  5. Develop a thorough understanding of professional issues facing the emergency nurse, such as ethical dilemmas, withholding, withdrawing, and palliative care, forensic evidence collection, federal regulations (e.g., HIPAA, EMTALA), triage, and disaster management.
  6. Prioritize the core curriculum components of emergency nursing professional issues are covered in the exam through didactic supplementation and test questions.
  7. Support the knowledge gained throughout the day in a comprehensive mini-exam, using realistic questions that simulate typical exam items.
  8. Determine three rapid interventions that can stabilize a patient who is symptomatic with a low blood pressure.
  9. Categorize the most common causes of arterial blood gas abnormalities.
  10. Evaluate the three most common dysrhythmias using rhythm strip interpretation.
  11. Specify the three biggest concerns patients recognize at the end of life.
  12. Investigate the differences between hypovolemic shock, septic shock and cardiovascular shock in both assessment and treatment priorities.

Copyright : 10/02/2018