Jamin Rankin named 2024 Distinguished TCRN – Trauma System News
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Jamin Rankin named 2024 Distinguished TCRN – Trauma System News

The Board of Certification for Emergency Nursing (BCEN) has announced that Jamin Rankin, BSN, RN, CEN, CFRN, TCRN, CPEN, CTRN, is the recipient of the 2024 Distinguished TCRN Award.


Rankin is trauma program manager at Ochsner LSU Health Monroe Medical Center in Monroe, Louisiana. In his role as a trauma leader, he provides education to both nurses and paramedics on responding to trauma and pediatric emergencies. In addition, Rankin is actively involved in providing hemorrhage control and driver safety education in Louisiana.

Rankin also led efforts at Monroe Medical Center to earn Level III trauma center designation from the Louisiana Emergency Response Network (LERN) and Level III verification from the American College of Surgeons.

The Distinguished TCRN Award recognizes a board certified trauma RN who demonstrates an exceptional commitment to clinical excellence and professionalism through specialty certification as well as leadership and innovation in supporting other nurses to earn national specialty credentials.

Rankin was nominated for the Distinguished TCRN Award by Deborah Spann, LERN’s statewide education coordinator.

“JR is the example of what a truly dedicated registered nurse should look like,” Spann said. “The way he interacts with other nurses, communicates with industry leaders, portrays his nursing professionalism to the community, and connects with patients is directed and guided by the education gained in preparing and maintaining the varied certifications.”

Rankin is one of more than 7,500 nurses who have earned the Trauma Certified Registered Nurse (TCRN) certification, trauma nursing’s highest professional credential. Nurses who earn the TCRN must demonstrate advanced clinical knowledge and expertise across the continuum of trauma care from injury prevention to acute care to rehabilitation.

To find out more, read Meet Jamin Rankin: BCEN’s 2024 Distinguished TCRN Award Winner.

In addition to the Distinguished TCRN Award, the BCEN has also announced the 2024 winners of its other award programs:

  • Distinguished CEN Award (emergency): Tina Owens, BS, RN, CEN, CCRN, CRSN, CNML, MEDSURG-BC, NHDP-BC, Administrative Director of Clinical Quality at Buchanan General Hospital in Grundy, Virginia
  • Distinguished CPEN Award (pediatric emergency): Jordan McAdam, BSN, RN, CPEN, Emergency Department Registered Nurse and Clinical Coach at Northern Navajo Medical Center in Shiprock, New Mexico
  • Distinguished CFRN Award (flight): Tyler Reeves, RN, NRP, CFRN, CEN, Flight Nurse/Paramedic, Base QA Coordinator and Clinical Coach with EagleMed in Great Bend, Kansas
  • Distinguished CTRN Award (critical care ground transport): Austin Johnson, BSN, RN, EMT-P, C-NPT, CBRN, CCRN, CEN, CFRN, CPEN, CTRN, TCRN, Critical Care Transport Nurse with AdventHealth Orlando in Orlando, Florida

“Through their unflagging commitment to clinical excellence and professionalism, and in very personal and innovative ways that elevate their teams and organizations and benefit their patients and communities, the 2024 BCEN Distinguished Award honorees show us just how impactful emergency, trauma and transport nurses can be when they practice at the top of their specialty,” said BCEN CEO Janie Schumaker, MBA, BSN, RN, CEN, CENP, CPHQ, FABC. “These five nurses represent national specialty certification at its best.”

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