Good Samaritan is celebrating Certified Nurses Day on March 19 by honoring
its board certified nurses for
their professionalism, leadership and commitment to excellence in patient care.
Board Certification of nurses plays an increasingly important role in the
assurance of high standards of care for patients and their loved ones.
Nursing, like health care in general has become increasingly complex.
While a registered nurse (RN) license provides entry to general nursing
practice, the knowledge-intensive requirements of modern nursing require
extensive education, as well as a strong personal commitment to excellence
by the nurse.
“National Certified Nurse’s Day honors and recognizes nurses
who dedicate their careers to helping others,” said Karen Haak,
Chief Nursing Officer. “Certification affirms advanced knowledge,
skill and practice to meet the challenge of modern nursing. I want to
acknowledge our nurses who have earned and maintained the highest credentials
in their specialty, and their commitment to providing the best care to
Good Samaritan encourages national board certification for all its nurses.
Patients are encouraged to inquire whether there are certified nurses
on staff when they visit a hospital or their primary care provider. There
are many nursing certification specialties such as medical-surgical, pediatric,
pain management, cardiac vascular, oncology, hospice, case management,
emergency nursing, critical care and many others. Many nursing certification
bodies exist to serve the full range of specialized nursing care offered
in the contemporary health care system; national nurse-certifying bodies
should be accredited by the Accreditation Board for Specialty Nursing
Certification (ABSNC) or the National Organization for Competence Assurance (NOCA).
Please join Good Samaritan and the nation’s national nursing certification
organizations in honoring those hardworking, dedicated nurses for their
professionalism, and a job well done!