A bit of history…
In 2020, the American Nurses Association recognized burn nursing as a specialty.
In 2021 the American Burn Association Nursing Professional Committee wrote and published Burn Nursing: Scopes and Standards of Practice which outlined competency standards specific to burn nursing.
Fast forward to today… only 18 months since specialty recognition, the first meeting to identify content for a burn nursing certification exam has occurred. Twelve select burn nurses (featured here with Amy Grand MSN, RN/BCEN, center) met last week to begin the process.
The ABA has partnered with the Board of Certification for Emergency Nurses/BCEN to develop a burn nurse certification examination.
Gretchen (left, front row) is our NWRBMS program coordinator. BCEN expects that an exam will be available in 2023.