Registered nurses who successfully pass the BCEN certification examination are awarded the Certified Flight Registered Nurse (CFRN) credential.
Eligibility requirements for the CFRN exam include a current unrestricted license to practice nursing in the United States or its equivalent. There are no practice requirements to be eligible to take the exam, but it is recommended that the applicant have at least two years experience in flight nursing.
Although there are CFRNs throughout the world, the CFRN exam is based on flight nursing practice in the United States. The CRFN exam is computer based and is made up of 180 questions in multiple-choice format.
• 150 of the question are scored while 30 questions are set as pre-test questions and do not add to the final score.
• Exam results are made available to the candidates immediately at the end of the exam and an ID card and certificate are mailed within four and six weeks.
The CFRN exam has 5 main parts:
• Single System Emergencies
• Multiple System Emergencies
• Patient management
• Safety issues
• Professional Issues
Certified Flight Registered Nurse FAQ:
Q: How many years of experience do I have to have as a flight nurse to take the exam?
A: BCEN recommends two years experience as a flight nurse, however it is not required.
Q: I don’t work in the clinical setting anymore; can I still take the exam?
A: Yes, as long as you have a current RN license.
Q: If I am a retired nurse can I still use the CFRN credential?
A: The CFRN credential can be used up until your CFRN expiration date.
Q: Can LPN’s take the exam?
A: No, only RN’s can take the exam.