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Coastal Carolina Chapter of the Emergency Nurses Association Receives National Recognition

Pee Dee AHEC is proud to announce that the Coastal Carolina Chapter of the Emergency Nurses Association is the deserving recipient of the 2014 Board Certification for Emerency Nursing (BCEN) Honorary Certification Recognition Award.  This award is an unprecedented achievement; no state council has ever been awarded this honor and all previous recipients have all been from large “Magnet” health care facilities. The award is based on the large number of certifications among its members. Many members have attended the CEN Certification Review and other educational offerings by Educator Pam Bartley, RN, BS, CEN, CCRN, CPEN and conducted through Pee Dee AHEC. The mission of this chapter, consisting of emergency nurses from Horry, Georgetown, and Marion Counties, is to promote education, professional networking, magnetic mentoring, and ending lateral hostility. 

Past achievements of this chapter include sponsoring members to become certified “Car Seat Technicians” by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.  They serve as an official car seat check off station for the community and have sponsored car seats when children were found to be in unsafe conditions. In addition, the chapter has sponsored five of its members’ attendance to the didactic portion of the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) training and the national SANE-A (Adult) certification exam.  The chapter also maintains presence in their community Sexual Assault Response Team.

“I couldn’t be more proud of the achievements from a small group of dedicated nurses in a little over a year and a half,” stated Gina Carbino, BSN, RN, CEN and SCENA Coastal Carolina Chapter President. We salute the achievements of this dedicated Coastal Carolina Chapter.

For additional information or interest in joining the Emergency Nurses Association, please call: (843) 732-1639 or (843) 353-2194 or email www.sc-ena.org

For additional information about conducting or attending a CEN Certification review, please contact Pee Dee CE Nursing Coordinator Cheryl Neuner, BSN, RNC, at cneuner@mcleodhealth.org.

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