03/13/2009

WVU Hospitals celebrates Certified Nurses Day March 19

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – West Virginia University Hospitals is celebrating Certified Nurses Day, March 19, by recognizing its board-certified nurses for their professionalism, leadership and commitment to excellence in patient care.
 
Nurses can earn board certification in a number of areas including critical care, pediatrics, pain management, oncology, critical care and emergency nursing. Many of WVUH’s 200 board-certified nurses have earned certifications from organizations that are accredited by either the American Board of Nursing Specialties or the National Organization for Competence Assurance or both.

While a registered nurse (RN) license provides entry to general nursing practice, the knowledge-intensive requirements of modern nursing require extensive postsecondary and continuing education and a strong personal commitment to excellence by the nurse.  
 
“We hope that the community will join us along with the nation’s national nursing certification organizations in honoring those hardworking, dedicated nurses for their professionalism and a job well done,” said Mary Fanning, R.N., director of nursing administration American Nurses Credentialing Commission (ANCC) magnet program coordinator for WVUH.

WVUH has celebrated Certified Nurses Day since its inception in 2008 by the ANCC, which is the world's largest and most prestigious nurse credentialing organization and a subsidiary of the American Nurses Association.  March 19 is the celebration day because it is the birthday of Margretta "Gretta" Madden Styles, known as the “mother of nurse credentialing.”

WVUH Nurses with Current Certifications

 

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For more information:
Andrea Brunais, HSC News Service, 304-293-7087
brunaisa@wvuh.com
BC: 3-13-09

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