Held by over 5,800 registered nurses (RNs) worldwide, the CFRN certification validates a nurse’s ‘mastery of flight nursing clinical knowledge and professional issues, as well as safety, survival, disaster preparedness, scene operations management, communications, equipment, and aircraft knowledge’, BCEN explained.
“Since 1993, the CFRN has stood as the hallmark of exceptional flight nursing patient care and safety,” said BCEN CEO Janie Schumaker. “BCEN salutes the thousands of CFRN-certified RNs, past and present, for their commitment to their patients, flight nursing excellence, and advancing flight care worldwide.”
Throughout July, CFRN 30th anniversary celebrations will include:
• Commemoration on the cover and inside the July/August 2023 Air Medical Journal
• CFRN tributes from medical transport leaders and flight nursing pioneers
• The 30 Years of Flight Nursing Excellence visual timeline
• A CFRN 30th Anniversary special edition of BCEN’s InformED newsletter
• #ThrowbackThursday and #CFRNTributeFriday social posts celebrating the #CFRN30th
• CFRN Turns 30 commemoration on 24 July, the day RNs sat the first CFRN exam.
BCEN also plans to launch a new Certified Burn Registered Nurse (CBRN) certification program this summer.