Four Board-Certified Nurses Honored

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Upland Hills Health 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:

  • Sherri, Schurman, RN, CEN (Certified Emergency Nurse)
  • Chris Lindell, RN, BCMS (Board Certified Medical-Surgical)
  • Maria Leary, RN, CIC (Board Certified Infection Prevention and Control)
  • Becky Tank, RN, CCRN (Certified Critical Care RN)

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.

Upland Hills Health 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 others. Many nursing certification bodies exist to serve the full range of specialized nursing care offered in the contemporary healthcare system; national nurse-certifying bodies should be accredited by either the Accreditation Board for Specialty Nursing Certification (ABSNC) or the National Organization for Competence Assurance (NOCA), or both.

Please join Upland Hills Health and the nation’s national nursing certification organizations in honoring these hardworking, dedicated nurses for their professionalism and a job well done!