CEN Practice Exam (Certified Emergency Nurse)

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206 practice questions for CEN exam

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CEN Practice Test - Updated for 2022!

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The Certified Emergency Nurse (CEN) certification is administered by the Board of Certification for Emergency Nursing (BCEN). A role delineation study is required approximately every five years to ensure that examination reflects latest emergency nursing standards and procedures. 
Topic breakdown: 
  • Cardiovascular Emergencies (13%)
  • Gastrointestinal Emergencies (7%)
  • Genitourinary, Gynecology, and Obstetrical Emergencies (7%)
  • Maxillofacial and Ocular Emergencies (6%)
  • Neurological Emergencies (10%)
  • Orthopedic and Wound Emergencies (9%)
  • Psycho/Social Emergencies (5%)
  • Respiratory Emergencies (12%)
  • Environment and Toxicology Emergencies (7%)
  • Shock (6%)
  • Medical Emergencies and Communicable Diseases (11%)
  • Professional Issues (7%)
This free practice exam features 195 multiple choice questions that will help you prepare for your CEN examination. This practice exam will help you not only review key nursing concepts but also familiarize yourself with the multiple-choice written exam format that you will encounter on test day.
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There are 175 questions (150 graded, 25 ungraded) on the CEN Exam.

The CEN Exam is 3 hours long.

The passing score for the CEN Exam is 70.6% (106 questions out of 150 of the graded questions correct).

Receiving a passing score on the CEN Exam grants the test taker BCEN certification.

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