certified emergency nurse


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certified emergency nurse (CEN)

a nurse who has had training in emergency nursing and successfully completed an examination given by the Board of Certification of Emergency Nursing based on emergency nursing practice in the United States. To remain certified, a CEN must be reexamined every 4 years (or 8 years if specified educational requirements are met within 4 years).

certified emergency nurse

Abbreviation: CEN
A nurse who has passed the examination administered by the Board of Certification of Emergency Nursing. To maintain certification as a CEN, a nurse must recertify every 4 years; a formal examination is required every 8 years, and continuing education credits can be submitted as proof of professional competence during alternate 4-year cycles.
See also: nurse
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