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How/where did you get your CEN?

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by northmississippi northmississippi (Member)

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For the ER nurses on the forum, how did you go about getting CEN? Are there different organization that offer it? When I took my ACLS, I made sure it was AHA endorsed because some hospitals won't recognize it if it's not AHA endorsed. Is that how it is with CEN? Anyone best place to get it?

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CEN is only offered through the BCEN, you can go to their website for more information. You take the actual exam at a Pearson Vue testing center which you can schedule after you pay for the exam. It's been awhile but I think you have to schedule within a certain time frame after you've paid, maybe 90 days? Good luck!

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Pixie.RN has 18 years experience as a MSN, RN, EMT-P and works as a Infection Preventionist/Nurse Epidemiologist.

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The CEN is a board certification (very different than a two-day certification class like ACLS), so it is only offered through the Board of Certification for Emergency Nursing. You can visit them at bcencertifications.org.

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