Pomerene Hospital will recognize the unique contributions of certified nurses on Certified Nurses Day, Saturday, March 19. Pomerene Hospital would like to recognize all of its certified nurses:
“Our nurses continue to focus on the dedication and persistence required to achieve and maintain certification,” stated Nicole Kolacz, CNO of Pomerene Hospital. “These nurses go above and beyond the call of duty, furthering their education to ensure that our patients receive the best care possible.”
Certification validates a nurse’s specialty knowledge for practice in a defined functional or clinical area of nursing. According to data collected by the American Board of Nursing Specialties in 2014, more than 757,912 nurses in the United States and Canada held certifications, an increase of more than 74,228 certificants compared to 2013 survey data. These certifications were granted by 28 certifying organizations and represent 144 different credentials.
Pomerene nurses hold certifications in the areas of nurse executives, emergency care, OB, lactation, grief counseling, perioperative nursing, and medical-surgical.
In addition, certification benefits patients and their families, validating that the nurse caring for them has demonstrated experience, knowledge and skills in the complex specialties of acute and critical care.
Certified Nurses Day is an annual worldwide event dedicated to celebrating certification as a means to ensure high standards of patient care and to promote continuing excellence in the nursing profession. Initially proposed by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, the day honors the birthday of the late Margretta “Greta” Madden Styles, an international pioneer of nursing certification who designed the first comprehensive study of nurse credentialing.
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