The Board of Certification for Emergency Nursing Receives Reaccreditation of its Certified Flight Registered Nurse Program from the Accreditation Board for Specialty Nursing Certification

Mt Laurel, NJ, 4/12/2022 —The Accreditation Board for Specialty Nursing Certification (ABSNC), is pleased to announce the Board of Certification for Emergency Nursing (BCEN®) has been granted reaccreditation for the Certified Flight Registered Nurse (CFRN®) certification program.

Founded in 1980, BCEN is an independent, not-for-profit organization that develops and delivers robust certification programs for emergency, transport and trauma nurses.  The CFRN program was launched in 1993 and is the only credential representing specialized nursing experience and knowledge in the care of patients within the flight transport setting.  The CFRN program has been accredited by ABSNC since 2007 and has over 5,200 certified nurses.

“Reaccreditation demonstrates that the CFRN program continues to meet the highest industry standards and also serves as an independent indicator for nurses, consumers and healthcare organizations of the continued, consistent quality of the credentialing body—in this case, BCEN,” said Amy Grand, MSN, RN, BCEN Director of Certification and Accreditation.

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, ICE-CCP, 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 nearly 70 certification programs from 26 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).