Greetings and welcome to our web page!
This web page is a great place for those interested in transport, as well as those who are already doing the job to find interesting information related to transport medicine.
As the ASTNA president, I welcome you to the ASTNA page. Please look around and see what is available. As a non-member, you are not permitted to see some of the content that is reserved for members only.
I encourage you to join us and become a member. The dues are low, and we offer a variety of memberships, ranging from student to someone actively participating in transport nursing. Discounts to our courses, conferences, and publications are just a small part of what an ASTNA membership will get you. With this in mind, please take a look around our website and become a member today!
Jim Mobley, RN, BSN, CEN, CFRN, CHS, NREMT-P, FP-C, CMTE
If you are interested in becoming a flight or critical care transport team member, stayed tuned!
To take a look behind the scenes and into the life of a Transport Nurse
We are in the process of developing a section on this website describing how to prepare yourself to be a great hiring candidate for a flight nurse or critical care transport nurse
Call for ASTNA Award Nominations
Do you know someone (including yourself) who is making a difference in the field of transport nursing?
Katz-Mason Award for Excellence in Transport Nursing
This award is presented for exceptional leadership to an individual who has had a positive impact on flight transport nursing on a global scale. The recipient must be a registered nurse and an active member of ASTNA.
John Jordan Award for Excellence in Transport Medicine Journalism
This award recognizes an individual who has made a significant contribution to transport medical journalism. The recipient may be an active, inactive or affiliate member of ASTNA.
Contact the ASTNA National Office at email@example.com or by phone 800-897-6362 to request a nomination packet.
Nominations should be e-mailed to the ASTNA office at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Monday, June 3, 2013.
Award winners will be presented with their awards at the ASTNA Annual Meeting, October 22, 2013 at AMTC in Virginia Beach, Virginia. AMTC registration, economy airfare, and one night’s hotel lodging will be provided to the recipient. To view a list of past winners please go to www.astna.org under the “About ASTNA” tab.
2013 BCEN Call for CFRN-CTRN® Item Writers
BCEN item writers are key to the success of its exam programs. As experts in their respective fields, item writers are responsible for creating test questions for their assigned programs. Content experts who write items for BCEN exams represent various aspects of emergency nursing, emergency transport nursing, and pediatric emergency nursing. BCEN strive to screen applicants to ensure geographic, demographic, and practice diversity. No previous item writing experience is needed.
Applications for item writers for the CFRN-CTRN exam program will be accepted until June 1, 2013.
All CFRN-CTRN item writers must meet all of the following eligibility requirements:
- Current CFRN or CTRN
- Currently working in flight or ground transport emergency nursing
- Minimum of a BSN
All new item writers must attend a 2-day item writing workshop, August 8-9, 2013, at BCEN Headquarters. At this workshop you will receive instruction in basic item writing principles, including bias and sensitivity training. The workshop also includes activities in which item structure, the test blueprint, confidentiality, and test security issues are presented.
Assignments are made twice a year. Item writers serve 2-year renewable terms and can expect to write about 20 items a year.
Each item writer part of an item-writing team and is assigned a mentor who reviews all newly written items for accuracy, critical content for the exam, bias and sensitivity issues, and classification. Mentors provide detailed feedback to item writers after every assignment.
If you are interested in applying, please submit the following:
- A cover letter expressing your interest in being an item writer
- A brief description of your experience and where you currently work
- A current curriculum vitae
Once BCEN receives your information and determines that you meet the eligibility criteria, you will be sent a brief item writing exercise. The exercise must be completed in its entirety and returned by the stated deadline. Applications are reviewed by the BCEN Exam Construction and Review Committee, and new item writers are selected based on item-writing aptitude shown on the exercise as well as the demographic needs of BCEN.
Applications should be sent to Lynne Shindoll, BCEN Certification Manager, at email@example.com no later than June 1, 2013.
If you have any questions, please contact Lynne Shindoll at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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