HARRIS – Catskill Regional Medical Center will celebrate Certified Nurses Day on March 19 by honoring its board-certified nurses. Nurses will be recognized for their professionalism, leadership, and commitment to excellence in patient care according to a statement from the hospital.
“On this special day, our nurses celebrate their certifications and commitment to providing exceptional patient care,” said Chief Nursing Officer, Rolland Bojo. “Catskill Regional encourages national board certification for all its nurses.”
Board certification of nurses plays an increasingly important role as it assures high standards of care for patients and their loved ones. While a registered nurse license provides entry to general nursing practice, the additional requirements of board
certification necessitates education as a strong personal commitment to excellence by the nurse.
Board certification recognizes the nurses who have met the educational preparation required for the role, the specialty practice requirement and who have passed the board certification exam.
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.