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April 08, 2010

Central Florida Regional Hospital Celebrates Certified Nurses Day March 19, 2010 By Honoring the 27 Board Certified Nurses on its Staff

Sanford, FL - Central Florida Regional Hospital is celebrating Certified Nurses Day, March 19th, 2010 by honoring its Board Certified Nurses.  The following nurses are being recognized for their professionalism, leadership and commitment to excellence in patient care:

Ginger L. Clippinger, Certified Critical Care RN (CCRN)
Irma I. Rivera, Certified Critical Care RN (CCRN)
Diana L. Smith, Certified Critical Care RN (CCRN)
Charlotte LaBelle, Certified Critical Care RN (CCRN)
Lynn F. James, Certified Emergency Nurse
Kim Callahan, Certified Inpatient Obstetric Nurse
Lisa M. Capko, Certified Inpatient Obstetric Nurse
Linda J. Griffin, Certified Inpatient Obstetric Nurse
Donna M. Sheehan, Certified Medical/Surgical Nurse
Mary K. Davis-Gerstenberger, Certified Post Anesthesia Nurse
Richard A. Dowling, Certified Post Anesthesia Nurse
Diana Lee Dunn-Roberts, Certified Case Manager
Barbara L. Haskell, Certified Case Manager
Sherry Markell, Certified Case Manager
Joanne Barnett, Certified Infection Control
Linda J. Fink, Certified Perioperative Nurse
Catherine Faulkner, LRN, Certified Low Risk Neonatal
Kara A. Kinley, Oncology Certified Nurse
Lisa M. McCann, Oncology Certified Nurse
Kelly Saundry, Oncology Certified Nurse
Amanda Stobo, Oncology Certified Nurse
Valerie Baker, Certified Diabetes Educator
Karen Campbell, Certified Occupational Health Nurse
Reidun Lindquist, Certified Pediatric Nurse
Theresa Hutchins, Certified Pediatric Nurse
Katheryn Bucci, Certified Wound Care Nurse
Laura Tischler, Certified Nurse Operating Room (CNOR)

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 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.

Central Florida Regional Hospital encourages national board certification for all its nurses.    There are many nursing certification specialties such as medical-surgical, pain management, cardiac vascular, oncology, orthopedics, 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.

Please join Central Florida Regional Hospital and the nation’s national nursing certification organizations in honoring those hardworking, dedicated nurses for their professionalism and a job well done!

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