CHICAGO, March 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Certification Corporation (NCC) is pleased to announce the launch of our video sharing app – Certified Nurses.
NCC, in collaboration with other certifying organizations, created the Certified Nurses app to give certified nurses an opportunity to share how certification has affected their nursing career, enhanced collegial and interprofessional relationships, improved the ability to effect change in the workplace and provide opportunities to serve as an advocate for quality and safe patient care. The Certified Nurses app is free and available through iTunes & Google Play.
Video stories are shared on the CertifiedNurses.org video wall, social media and on many certifying organizations websites. Some of the shared stories will be edited into one cohesive message for a new recognition campaign - "Certification is Transformational."
Currently, there are over 80,000 NCC certified nurses in the obstetric, neonatal and women's health care specialties. NCC supports the commitment and expertise of certified nurses and has engaged in several public awareness campaigns to bring much deserved recognition to NCC Certified Nurses (YouTube.com/user/NCCcertifies)
Nurses are probably the foremost providers of care throughout the health care system. . . Nurses certified in their clinical specialties serve as agents of change and advocates of best practice for the patients they serve.
-- Robin L. Bissinger, PhD, APRN, NNP-BC, FAAN,
Executive Director of NCC.
What makes a Certified Nurse different?
Certified Nurses and Certified Advanced Practice Nurses. . .
- choose to seek out certification to demonstrate expertise, knowledge and commitment
- have validated their specialty knowledge through a rigorous national examination
- are clinical experts - dedicated to providing quality, evidenced-based clinical care
- meet and exceed nationally recognized standards of proficiency and professionalism
- are committed to life-long learning, patient advocacy and professional practice
- maintain their specialty knowledge through specialized continuing education
- are advocates for continuing competency in an increasingly complex healthcare environment
What is Certified Nurses Day?
Certified Nurses Day is a national day to honor and recognize the important achievements of Certified Nurses.
Certified Nurses Day is March 19, the birthday of Margreta 'Gretta' Madden Styles, the renowned expert of nurse credentialing. Styles designed the first comprehensive study of nurse credentialing and was an accomplished advocate for nursing standards and certification. Styles spent more than two decades advancing nursing practice and regulation.
NCC is a non-profit organization committed to promoting quality health care to women, neonates and their families. NCC provides credentialing, recognition and educational programs for nurses, physicians and other licensed health professionals in the obstetric, gynecologic and neonatal specialties. More than 120,000 licensed health care professionals have been awarded prestigious NCC credentials since its inception in 1975.
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SOURCE National Certification Corporation