Board of Certification for Emergency Nursing Receives Accreditation of its Trauma Certified Registered Nurse (TCRN®) Certification from the Accreditation Board for Specialty Nursing Certification

Mt Laurel, NJ, (January 8, 2019) —The Accreditation Board for Specialty Nursing Certification (ABSNC), is pleased to announce the Board of Certification for Emergency Nursing (BCEN) has been granted accreditation for the Trauma Certified Registered Nurse (TCRN®) certification program.

The Board of Certification for Emergency Nursing (BCEN®) is an independent nonprofit organization whose mission is to develop robust certification exams fostering empowered nurses across the emergency spectrum who contribute noticeably to patient care, safety and outcomes. Founded in 1980, BCEN certifies registered nurses (RNs) who specialize in emergency, pediatric emergency, flight, critical care ground transport and trauma care. Over 49,400 BCEN certifications are currently held. Introduced in February 2016, the TCRN is a national board certification earned by RNs who have demonstrated advanced knowledge, expertise and experience across the trauma care continuum including injury prevention, prehospital care, acute care, rehabilitation and reintegration into society. As of early January 2019, BCEN reports that more than 3,700 RNs have earned the TCRN credential.

“Earning ABSNC accreditation of the TCRN certification program is a pinnacle achievement for the Board of Certification for Emergency Nursing,” said BCEN Executive Director Janie Schumaker, MBA, BSN, RN, CEN, CENP, CPHQ, FABC. “Our candidates and certificants, and the patients who benefit from their expertise, deserve nothing less.”

ABSNC accreditation is a peer-reviewed mechanism that allows nursing certifying organizations to obtain program accreditation by demonstrating compliance with the highest quality standards in the industry. To maintain accreditation, programs must exhibit continuing adherence to the 18 standards set forth. “ABSNC Accreditation represents a recognized standard in certification testing and indicates that the credential meets or exceed legal and regulatory guidelines,” said Felicia Lembesis, CAE, Executive Director.

The mission of ABSNC is to recognize quality specialty nursing and associated non-RN certification programs through accreditation. It is the only accrediting body specifically for nursing certification.  ABSNC currently accredits more than 60 certification programs from 20 specialty nursing certification organizations. The accreditation standards offered by ABSNC include Examination-Based Certification Programs, Portfolio Assessment Certification Programs, and Assessment-Based Certificate Programs. For more information about ABSNC and its accreditation standards, please visit or contact Felicia Lembesis, ABSNC Executive Director, (, 856-439-9080).