February 1, 2021
Glendale, CA – The Board of Certification for Emergency Nursing (BCEN) has selected PSI Services LLC (PSI) as its test administration provider. BCEN, the leading provider of certification exams across the emergency nursing spectrum, develops and delivers certification exams to registered nurses who specialize in emergency, flight, critical care ground transport, pediatric emergency, and trauma nursing. PSI will deliver BCEN’s Computer Based Testing administration at test centers and via online proctored delivery. As part of this new agreement, PSI will also conduct forensic analyses of BCEN examinations to identify the existence and prevalence of statistical trends associated with fraudulent test activity. Finally, PSI will provide web crawling services to scan for test content posted online.
Launching early February, nurses taking BCEN certifications will have the option to do so via online proctoring with PSI Bridge™. Previously, nurses only had the option to take their certification at testing centers – now for the first time they will be able to take their certifications via online proctoring at their home or workplace.
BCEN candidate scheduling will open on February 1, with both test center and remote proctored testing beginning on February 8.
PSI offers the industry’s most robust multi-modal exam delivery system with proven success delivering certification examinations worldwide. In addition to an extensive test center network, PSI offers multiple testing modalities to meet a wide range of testing needs, including local event testing, performance-based testing, and multiple online proctoring modalities. PSI has long been a leader in the design and delivery of online proctoring solutions and continues to innovate online proctoring for both low and high stakes testing globally. PSI Bridge™ provides online proctoring with customizable test security, lock-down browser capabilities, candidate identity authentication, reporting, and analytics.
“Our number one focus with offering live remote proctoring is ensuring our candidates and certificants have an excellent experience when sitting for any of BCEN’s rigorous and respected exams,” said BCEN CEO Janie Schumaker, MBA, BSN, RN, CEN, CENP, CPHQ, FABC. “BCEN is pleased to grow our long-time relationship with PSI to include PSI’s advanced and customizable remote and in-person test delivery services and round-the-clock support.”
BCEN chose PSI as their test development and delivery provider due to their ability to administer the BCEN CBT examinations securely and with flexible candidate options and 24/7 candidate support. Partnering with PSI to provide secure, robust and efficient testing for candidates is a key priority for BCEN to continue to be the benchmark for nursing certifications across the emergency spectrum.
“We are incredibly proud of our long-standing relationship with BCEN for test development and psychometric services, as well as the opportunity to expand this partnership. Being the provider that supports BCEN with their first endeavor into online proctoring is an exciting prospect for PSI,” comments Rory McCorkle, PSI’s SVP of Business Development and Client Success. “With the pressure put on emergency care due to COVID-19, nurses require more flexibility than ever to treat and care for people on the front line. Supporting BCEN in their efforts to elevate the quality of care given in these emergency nursing roles by providing this flexibility in testing is a great honor for PSI. We are very proud to add BCEN to the list of our esteemed partnerships in the specialty nursing certification community.”
See BCEN’s press release here.
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Founded in 1980, the independent, not-for-profit Board of Certification for Emergency Nursing (BCEN®) offers robust certification programs fostering empowered nurses across the emergency spectrum who contribute noticeably to patient care, safety and outcomes. Nearly 57,000 BCEN board certifications are currently held by registered nurses (RNs) who specialize in emergency, flight, critical care ground transport, pediatric emergency and trauma nursing. BCEN offers the Certified Emergency Nurse (CEN®), Certified Flight Registered Nurse (CFRN®), Certified Pediatric Emergency Nurse (CPEN®), Certified Transport Registered Nurse (CTRN®) and Trauma Certified Registered Nurse (TCRN®) certifications. The CEN, CFRN, CPEN, and TCRN certification programs are accredited by the Accreditation Board for Specialty Nursing Certification (ABSNC). Learn more at bcen.org. Follow BCEN on Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram.
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