Good Samaritan Celebrates Certified Nurses Day

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!

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