Im brand new here, and just started nursing school about a month ago so please forgive me for what's probably going to be a 'duh' question....
What's a CEN or CCRN? What are the benefits of having it, is it worth the extra effort to get it? (I am interested in going into the ED, and had an EMT license previously, but couldnt get a job without experience...) Do you have to recertify every year? Is there an additional course or formal in school training required? Please feel free to add any other info that may be important, thanks!
The whole process of studying for the CEN exam and taking the test was invaluable for increasing my knowledge of emergency nursing. It definitely made me a better nurse, and continues to do so, and that was the reason I studied for it. I took the exam without having worked in the ER (the requirement was an unrestricted RN license; two years of related experience was a recommendation). It was tough to study for, and the exam was hard. It was well worth it to me because of what I learned.
Last edit by Susie2310 on Jan 7, '13