Assistant professor earns CEN certification

The University of Tulsa Oxley College of Health Sciences is proud to announce that Tedi Courtney, MSN, RN, CEN, recently received her Certified Emergency Nurse (CEN) certification. The CEN certification is specific to emergency nursing and measures the attainment of a defined body of nursing knowledge pertinent to that specialty. Courtney has worked at St. John Medical Center in Tulsa for eight years, six of which she worked as a bedside nurse in the emergency department.

Courtney is a clinical assistant professor in the School of Nursing and teaches in the BSN program. She graduated from the undergraduate program at TU in 2009.

“To be declared an RN means you are a competent nurse. To earn the distinction of Certified Emergency Nurse means you are an expert. This prestigious certification had a national pass rate of 61 percent in 2016. For me, this means being able to tell my patient that not only am I competent, I am confident,” said Courtney upon receiving her certification.

College of Health Sciences Dean Robin Ploeger stated, “This is a great accomplishment for Tedi, and we congratulate her. Obtaining this certification exemplifies the expectations that we have for faculty. We want them to continue to learn and practice in their respective areas because doing so enhances their abilities as classroom instructors. We can be assured that our faculty will have the latest knowledge and current practices to bring to their students.”