Good Samaritan is celebrating Certified Nurses Day, March 19, by honoring
its board-certified nurses.
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 Rachel Spalding,
Chief Nursing Officer. “I commend all of our nurses who have earned
and maintained the highest credentials in their specialty, and their commitment
to providing the best, safest care to our patients.”
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!