Preparing to study for CEN. got the review book from ENA. any other tips? Videos? free online questions?? anything will be appreciated!
There are review courses that you can sign up for and I think get CEUs. Some may even be offered by your hospital. Try an internet search and you'll probably find some. Good luck!
I think the practice test from the BCEN was great — after I had studied, it really gave me confidence. The flavor of the real exam was very similar. I act got almost the same score on the real thing. Good luck!
Mark Boswell's videos were helpful. I also used the BCEN practice tests book.
The CEN book from ENA is probably enough for practice. Mark Boswell has free review videos on YouTube. I didn't get through the whole book and I didn't watch any of the videos. At the last minute I purchased the 150 question practice exam from BCEN, which was helpful. Even though I didn't study as much as I should have, I still passed and I haven't even worked as a nurse yet in the ED or otherwise. Long time medic though, and that saved me for sure.
ENA's CEN Online Review on Facebook has a daily question as well.
Just took and passed CEN yesterday, I did the practice tests from the ENA study guide, used Sheehy's Emergency Nursing Manual for reference and also some ENA online modules that my employer gave me access to when I first started as a nurse 2 years ago. I felt like many of the questions I answered based on my experience but the stuff that I don't see all the time is what I had to review the most.
Mark Boswell's youtube videos are concise. BCEN hand book and the his videos were enough for me. Good luck!
The only thing I did was watch the Jeff Solheim modules ($150) and while they were fantastic I think I would passed without them. I would suggest you look through the CEN blueprint and focus on the stuff you don't see a lot, for me it was ocular emergencies (there's a joke in there somewhere). Good luck!
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