UTMB Health is celebrating Certified Nurses Day, March 19, by honoring its board certified nurses who are being recognized for their professionalism, leadership, and commitment to excellence in patient care.
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.
UTMB Health encourages national board certification for all of its nurses and employs approximately 650 specialty-certified nurses in the in-patient, ambulatory and RMCHP settings, as well as in the UTMB School of Nursing. There are various nursing certification specialties including, but not limited to: ambulatory care, medical-surgical, pediatric, cardiac vascular, oncology, case management, emergency nursing and critical care. Nursing certification bodies exist to serve the full range of specialized nursing care offered in the contemporary health care system.
Please join UTMB and the nation’s national nursing certification organizations in honoring those hardworking, dedicated nurses for their professionalism, and a job well done!