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Good Samaritan To Celebrate Certified Nurses Day March 19

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Good Samaritan is celebrating Certified Nurses Day on Saturday, March 19, by honoring its 74 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.

“Good Samaritan values the commitment our nurses make to their professional practice and patients by achieving specialty certification,” said Rachel Spalding, Chief Nursing Officer. “Our nurses are committed to delivering the best patient care and I could not be prouder of those achievements.”

Good Samaritan encourages national board certification for all its nurses. 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).

“Nursing certification demonstrates a high level of expertise in a specialty practice setting,” said Heidi Hinkle, Good Samaritan Director of Professional Practice. “At Good Samaritan, more than 35% of our nurses are certified. Our community is blessed to have a hospital with so many dedicated professionals and experts in their field.”

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.