BCEN white paper makes the case for nursing specialty certification
The Board of Certification for Emergency Nursing (BCEN) in the US has released its fourth white paper, Raising the Bar: Why Board Certification for RNs Matters
The white paper looks at the significance and value of nursing specialty certification across all medical specialties. It will be of interest to healthcare C-suite executives, administrators, nursing professionals, and hospital department/unit heads, as well as payors, regulators and policy makers.
The paper discusses how registered nurse (RN) licensure increasingly falls short, how board certification helps ensure RNs practice at the top of their specialty, that supporting specialty certification meets consumer expectations and that building a specialty certified workforce gives organizations an economic and competitive advantage.
BCEN Executive Director Janie Schumaker said: “Specialty board certified nurses are raising the bar by improving patient care and outcomes, elevating the efficient and effective delivery of health care, advancing nursing and specialty practice, and creating centers of excellence wherever they work.”
The white paper can be read on the BCEN website.