Course Description

This 2-day course is designed to prepare nurses to take and pass the Certified Emergency Nurse Exam or for those who would like a comprehensive review of emergency room patient care. The course builds upon nursing workforce’s existing knowledge and experience in emergency room environments helping them learn the strategies necessary to successfully pass the Emergency Nurse certification exam.

This course is a review of emergency nursing designed to assist the participant to be successful in 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 provides a foundation for further study as the participant works toward emergency nursing certification.



At the end of the activity, participants will be able to:

  • Describe techniques for preparing for the emergency nurse certification exam.
  • Relate the emergency pathophysiological basis of various disease states to the nursing assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation necessary.
  • Identify outcome criteria and evaluation criteria used by nurses to determine effectiveness of nursing care of various emergency patients
  • Outline the legal, ethical and professional responsibilities inherent in emergency nursing


Course Topics

  • Professional Issues
  • Maxillofacial & Ocular Emergencies
  • Orthopedic Emergencies & Wound Care
  • GI Emergencies
  • Shock
  • GU, GYNE, & OB Emergencies
  • Respiratory Emergencies
  • Cardiovascular Emergencies
  • Neurological Emergencies
  • Medical Emergencies
  • Substance Abuse, Toxicological & Environmental Emergencies
  • Psychological & Social Emergencies
  • Test Overview & Test Taking


Contact Hours

13 Contact Hours Earned



Michele Buraczewski, MSN, RN, CEN, CCRN

Michele Buraczewski is a clinical education specialist with more than 30 years of emergency and critical care nursing experience. Michelle has been teaching the Certified Emergency Nurse Review Course for more than14 years and has won numerous awards for her work in emergency room nursing. Michelle has been actively involved in the Emergency Nurse Association as the current delegate to the General Assembly, as a former past President of the Pennsylvania ENA, and Co-Chairperson for Horizon’s Conference.

Upcoming Courses


Previous Courses

April 25th and 26th, 2017
Geisinger Health System
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