CEN study tips

  1. Preparing to study for CEN. got the review book from ENA. any other tips? Videos? free online questions?? anything will be appreciated!
  2. 7 Comments

  3. by   amzyRN
    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!
  4. by   Pixie.RN
    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!
  5. by   Lev <3
    Mark Boswell's videos were helpful. I also used the BCEN practice tests book.
  6. by   firegirlpj
    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.

    Good luck!
  7. by   Bobmo88
    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.
  8. by   Saflanut
    Mark Boswell's youtube videos are concise. BCEN hand book and the his videos were enough for me. Good luck!
  9. by   CX_EDRN
    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!