Please join UTMB Health, along with the national certification organizations, in honoring our nurses for their professionalism and devotion to achieve and maintain specialty certification.
UTMB encourages certification for all qualified registered nurses.  National certification promotes and enhances the health of the public and unites nurses in their dedication to raise the level of practice within their area of specialty.
Certification signifies a commitment by the nurse who:
  • Goes beyond their required education to engage in rigorous study and learning
  • Demonstrates a desire for personal as well as clinical, educational, and administrative excellence in nursing practice
  • Successfully passes a national nursing certification exam reflecting standards of practice within their specialty

To showcase Certified Nurses Day, celebrated on Friday, March 18, nurses will host a display with information about nursing certification from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the brown hallway located on the first floor of John Sealy Hospital. The nurses will be accepting “Dollars for Scholars” to be donated to the Margaretta Styles Fund for Credentialing Research in Nursing Certification. Dr. Styles was an outstanding ANA leader and pioneer in nursing certification. Stop by the display to learn more.

Look for the eye-catching posters on display throughout the units and around campus in celebration of Certified Nurses Day. Individual recognition ribbons, with the certification logo, will be distributed to all UTMB certified nurses to proudly wear on their name badges. Over 50 percent of our registered nurses from Inpatient, Ambulatory Care and the School of Nursing hold specialty certification.

Congratulations to all UTMB specialty certified nurses!