MHP is celebrating Certified Nurses Day, March 19, by honoring its board-certified
nurses. The following nurses are being recognized 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.
MHP 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 MHP and the nation’s national nursing certification organizations
in honoring those hardworking, dedicated nurses for their professionalism,
and a job well done!