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Can somebody help me? I am a first year nursing student who is looking for info on educational requirements and certification of ER nurses. Any help would be appreciated.

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The Emergency Nurses Association, based near Chicago has all the info. I don't know their exact web address but search for it under The certification they offer is CEN or certified emergency nurse. Good luck


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Kudos to you for wanting to go into ER nursing. Generally any nurse should be able to work in the ED (as a holding nurse). What makes a superior ER nurse is of course years of experience and a CEN(certified emergency nurse). As well ACLS(advanced cardiac life support), PALS(Peds ACLS), NRP (Neonatal ACLS), and contact hours in ED nursing are an absolute must.

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