Riverside Community Hospital is proud to recognize and honor our nurses who have furthered their nursing education through board certification in their specialty. Through certifications, we are able to create a pathway of excellence which results in better patient outcomes.
Today, March 19th, Riverside Community Hospital celebrates National Certified Nurses Day with other hospitals, employers, certification boards and education facilities worldwide on the great achievements these nurses have made and their effort in making a difference and advancements in the nursing profession.
March 19th was the chosen day by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and the American Nurses Association (ANA) in 2008 because it is the birthday of Margrete Madden Styles, a visionary nursing leader and scholar who was known as the 'Mother of Nurse Credentialing.' The purpose of this day is to recognize those who have achieved certifications and to encourage other nurses to seize the opportunity and further their education.
Certified nurse's make a difference in the lives of their patients every day. They work incredibly hard to improve patient outcomes and be extraordinary health care providers. They exemplify professionalism, dedication, expertise, and service to nursing and their patients.
As a certified nurse, there are many opportunities where you can make a difference:
- Build the profession of nursing in your specific specialty
- Mentor and nurture other nurses
- Improve patient care through evidence-based practice
- Serve your community through care and education
At RCH, we have many extraordinary nurses who have contributed to the wonderful things we do each and every day. We would like to recognize these nurses who are setting higher standards and striving to achieve better outcomes in the health and well-being of our patients here at Riverside Community Hospital.
On behalf of the Senior Management Team, we commend you for your hard work and achievements.