NORWOOD, Mass., March 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Professional recognition is always important. For nurses who achieve and maintain certification and healthcare organizations that support nursing certification, it's particularly important. Certified Nurses Day, March 19, honors the invaluable contributions of board-certified nurses to the advancement of nursing professionalism and to higher standards and better outcomes in patient health. The Infusion Nurses Society (INS) and its sister organization, the Infusion Nurses Certification Corporation (INCC), are proud to support Certified Nurses Day and the contributions certified nurses make to their specialty.
March 19 was designated Certified Nurses Day by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) in honor of Margretta "Gretta" Madden Styles, an innovator and pioneer in defining the critical work that recognizes and differentiates quality in all aspects of nursing practice. Dr. Styles was a driving force behind the creation of ANCC, and she is considered the "Mother of Nurse Credentialing."
Certification demonstrates the holder's advanced knowledge, skill, and practice to meet the challenges of modern nursing. The Certified Registered Nurse Infusion (CRNI®) credential awarded by INCC is the only nationally accredited certification for infusion nurses. Our accreditation, along with a track record of more than 25 years, assures the public, employers, and nurses that the CRNI® credential is a credible and reliable method of validating a nurse's experience in the specialty of infusion therapy.
Studies have shown that certification empowers nurses. Certification can lead to greater job responsibilities and opportunities, not to mention a profound sense of accomplishment. CRNI®s often become mentors to others in the infusion specialty, acting as teachers, facilitators, and proctors. Their expertise is sought by nurses, physicians, and other healthcare personnel. Many become the designated infusion therapy resource for their organization, ultimately enhancing clinical outcomes.
INS and INCC CEO Mary Alexander, MA, RN, CRNI®, CAE, FAAN, lauded the contributions of certified nurses: "Certification validates a nurse's experience and demonstrates to her or his organization and patients the nurse's commitment to continuing education and professional advancement. Let's recognize the accomplishments of our certified nurse colleagues and encourage those not certified to pursue it."
The Infusion Nurses Society (INS) is a professional association dedicated to enhancing infusion practices that will improve patient outcomes. Recognized as the global authority in infusion therapy, INS is dedicated to exceeding the public's expectations of excellence by setting the standard for infusion care.
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