i am familiar with two online cen review courses (there may be others).
the first is the online emergency nurses association online cen webinar. it is offered live during the summer, usually two hours every other week. but all the sessions are archived and can be listened to anytime after the live webinar. the series covers all topics listed by the board of certification of emergency nursing (bcen), and includes the voice of the instructor (jeff solheim), plus a visual of powerpoint slides and over 100 practice questions. if you go to www.ena.org
, you will find a link to the cen review web series on the homepage.
meded seminars also offers an online cen review course. it is archived and has a picture of the instructor in one corner teaching an 18 hour cen review course, and there is a visual of the slides for the course on the screen as well, so you get the advantage of seeing the instructor, seeing visuals and hearing the instructor. there is over 100 practice questions with this course. the link for this one is www.mededseminars.net
. once there, follow the distance learning link.
i highly recommend taking a course of some sort as part of your preparation for the exam. whether you take an online course or a live one, it will help you immensely. also purchase some books with practice questions and do lots of practice questions to "regain" the skill of the multiple choice exam (cen is 175 multiple choice questions) and to assess your readiness and areas of weakness. ena has several good books with practice questions that you can get on their website (www.ena.org
) and go the "shop" menu. jeff solheim - the same guy who does the cen reviews for ena - also has some great review books on his website - www.solheimenterprises.com
good luck! it's such a great feeling when you have passed.