My hospital claims to be offering to pay for a CEN review course by Jeff Solheim, who I have read good things about. I would have to pay for the course, the hospital would reimburse me, the money I get back would be taxed, so I will already be out some money. It is unknown if the hospital will cover the cost of the exam itself. I have been in a very small ER for 7 years and am now in an ED that sees about 3500 pts/month, so I am seeing things I have never seen before.
Would going to a 2 day CEN review course help my knowledge level in my everyday work? Or is it truly just a course to prepare you for the exam? I am tempted to take the course just to learn more about how to take care of ED pts, and then not take the test (or at least not until I find out if the exam cost is covered, which will be after this review course is already over)
Thanks for any insight
I have taken a web based CEN review course by this person. I found it very informative and thorough, and helpful both in preparing me for the CEN exam and in consolidating the information I had been studying prior to taking the test. I do not work in the ER, but my opinion on the course is that it was excellent, and that it helped me to become a better nurse. I would have found the course just as valuable even if I had not planned to take the CEN exam.
Last edit by Susie2310 on Aug 25, '12