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Saturday, March 19, 2022 - Roper St. Francis Healthcare celebrates Certified Nurses Day on March 19

The Roper St. Francis Professional Advancement Council celebrates Certified Nurses Day on March 19 by honoring over 400 board-certified nurses in hospitals, Roper St. Francis Physician Partners and administration.

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 healthcare 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.

Roper St. Francis Healthcare 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, pain management, obstetrics, 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 Roper St. Francis Healthcare 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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