Carolina Pines honors certified nurses

Carolina Pines nurses were honored on Certified Nurses Day, March 19th. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Hartsville’s Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center recognized the contributions of its certified nurses on Certified Nurses Day, March 19. The following nurses were honored for their care and commitment to patient safety:

●Christy Moody, CCRN-K, RNC

●Amy Holden, RN-BC

●Laurie Jones, RN-BC

●Nikki McInville, RN-BC

●Reyna Perry, RN-BC

●Greta Richardson, RN-BC

●Samantha Lancaster, RN- BC

●Claudia McCollum, RN-BC

●Ty Taylor, RN-BC

●Michelle Hood, RNC-OB

●Mary Sellers, RNC-OB

●Kelly Beasley, CCRN

●Autumn Collins, CCRN

●Ashley Copeland, CCRN

●Jennifer Jones, CCRN

●Ashlee Horton, CCRN

●Faith Kelley, CCRN

●Whitney Roscoe, CCRN

●Danny Trapp, CCRN

●Angela Singletary, CCRN

●Rachel Courtney, CCRN

●Wayne Lockamy, CCRN ●

Michael Kelley, CCRN

●Allan Knight, CCRN

●Effie Smith, CNOR

●Amanda Morrell, CNOR

●Fentrice Thompson, CNOR

●Marie Rhoad, CPAN

●Renee Childers, CPAN

●Tricia Sturgill, CPAN

●Laquinda Easterling, CRRN

●Edie Campbell, CEN

●Tracy Jacobs, CEN

●Sam Joyner, CEN

●Shannon McPherson, CEN

●Brandon Singletary, CEN

●Frank Munn, CEN, CPHQ

●Toni Brewer, WCC

●Karen Butler, WCC, OMS

●Holly Prescott, IBCLC

●Tanya Baker, CIC

●April Winburn, CPHQ

●Dorene Hughes, CCDS, CDIP

●Trena McElveen, COPE

●Lynn Hall, COPE

“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. We are proud of the dedication and persistence shown by our nurses and feel as though obtaining a certification is definitely something to honor,” says Christy Moody, Chief Nursing Officer. Certification validates a nurse’s specialty knowledge for practice in a defined functional or clinical area of nursing. According to data collected by the American Board of Nursing Specialties in 2020, more than 1,013,362 nurses in the United States and Canada held certifications. These certifications were granted by 44 certifying organizations and represent 148 different credentials. Currently, nearly 130,000 certified acute and critical care nurses hold AACN Certification Corporation’s credentials, including CCRN, CCRN-K, CCRN-E, PCCN, PCCN-K, ACNPC, ACNPC-AG, CCNS, ACCNS-AG, ACCNS-P, ACCNS-N, CMC and CSC. In addition, certification benefits patients and their families, validating that the nurses caring for them have demonstrated experience, knowledge, and skills in the complex specialties of critical or progressive care. Certified Nurses Day is an annual worldwide event dedicated to celebrating certification as a means to ensure high standards of patient care and safety. Initially proposed by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, the day honors the birthday of the late Margretta “Greta” Madden Styles, an international pioneer of nursing certification who designed the first comprehensive study of nurse credentialing.

Author: Rachel Howell

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