2018 CEN Certification Review Workshop

Date & Location
Saturday, April 28, 2018, 8:00 AM - Sunday, April 29, 2018, 5:00 PM, Richmond, VA

Target Audience
Nurse Practitioner, Nursing


This is a 2-day review course for the Certified Emergency Nurse exam. A printed review book with course outline and objectives will be provided.

About the Workshop
This course is a review of emergency nursing designed to assist the participant in successfully obtaining CEN® certification. The course offers lectures, graphics, videos and practice questions in many of the areas that are tested on the CEN® Exam. This review will provide not only a knowledge base for successfully completing the exam, but also a foundation for further study as the participant works towards emergency nursing certification.

Why Be Certified
Successfully completing the Certified Emergency Nurse (CEN®) Exam is a challenge that has been completed by only a minority of emergency nurses. Successful completion of this exam exhibits to others that the bearer has demonstrated a knowledge base in the specialty of emergency nursing that exceeds his or her peers.

Program Content Highlights

This program prepares the learner to:

  • Discuss priorities of the primary and secondary assessment of patient presenting to the emergency department.
  • Describe basic principles of disaster management.
  • Discuss the basic principles of safe Interfacility transfer.
  • Describe anticipated assessment findings of patients with selected respiratory, medical, cardiovascular, neurologic, toxicological, gastrointestinal and genitourinary emergencies.
  • Plan and prioritize interventions of patients with selected respiratory, medical, cardiovascular, neurologic, toxicologic, orthopedic, psychiatric or gastrointestinal emergencies.
  • Select appropriate triage categories for patients in clinical scenarios.
  • Differentiate cardiogenic, hypovolemic and distributive shock with regards to assessment and management.

Class will be held in the VCU Health Medical Center, Main Hospital, First Floor Learning Center


This is for Emergency Department Nurses seeing CEN Certification
  1. Learner will be able to identify, discuss, and describe key components of the CEN Examination


Registration Fees: $100
The registration fee includes continuing education credit and refreshments. Minimum and maximum numbers for attendance at this conference have been established. We reserve the right to substitute speakers or topics, or cancel if necessary. Please register early.

Lunch will not be provided. Participants can purchase lunch at several in-hospital food establishments including the cafeteria, Subway, Chick-Fil-A, Au Bon Pain, Wendy’s, and Einstein Bagels.

Cancellation Policy
Full refund minus $15 processing fee for written cancellations postmarked by April 6, 2018. No refunds will be given for cancellations postmarked after this date.

VCU Health is approved as a provider of continuing nursing education by the Virginia Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Americans with Disabilities Act
VCU Health System is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, genetic information, military status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal or state law. If special accommodation is needed, please contact us at (804) 828-0418. Every attempt will be made to facilitate your participation in this conference.