Mercy Jefferson Recognizes Certified Nurses

March 21, 2017

Mercy Hospital Jefferson celebrated Certified Nurses Day, March 19, by honoring its board certified nurses. Mercy Jefferson has more than 60 nurses with at least one board certification.

Board Certification of nurses plays an increasingly important role in the assurance of high standards of care for patients and their loved ones.

Certified nurses were honored at a special celebration on Monday. Mercy Jefferson has more than 60 nurses with at least one board certification.

Certified nurses were honored at a special celebration on Monday. Mercy Jefferson has more than 60 nurses with at least one board certification.

Mercy Hospital Jefferson celebrated Certified Nurses Day, March 19, by honoring its board certified nurses. The following nurses were recognized for their professionalism, leadership, and commitment to excellence in patient care:

Whitney Amsden, Jennifer Aumann, Lisa Axley, Dana Baldwin, Rebecca Barker, Lisa Basham, Kelly Bishop, Dawnette Black, Stacy Blankenship, Randy Bohnert, Donna Boyer, Peggy Brown, Sarah Buechting, Marcia Carr, Debby Custodio, Angela DeLeal, DJ Dill, Katie Donahue, Kelli Everett, Ami Faerber, Lori Fechter, Linda Ferrara, Jo Guthmiller, Christine Hays, Lisa Heath, Karen Hendren, Kathy Hesketh, Jennifer Holt, Judy Huffman, Minetta Johnson, Krista Kimbrell, Chris Klittich, Dianna Kornhardt, Mary Leonard, Pamela Lopez, Krista McKenzie, Tara Messer, Vicki Moore, Susan Moser, Audrey Moyer-Harris, Polly Muehlberg, Sam Myers, Nena Nanney, Stephanie Patek, Barbara Perkins, Brittany Peterein, Betty Phillips, Mark Picou, Amanda Pinson, Barb Ploesser, Louise Rayfield, Pat Reed, Michele Richards, Tammy Rifenburg, Amy Schwent, Patty Street, Sam Temperato, Tom Tevlin, Suzanne Turner, Chastity Williams, and Kelly Withington.

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.

Mercy encourages national board certification for all its nurses. 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 either the Accreditation Board for Specialty Nursing Certification (ABSNC) or the National Organization for Competence Assurance (NOCA), or both.

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