UTMB Health is celebrating Certified Nurses Day, March 19 by honoring its board certified nurses. Fifty-eight percent of UTMB nurses are certified, and 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 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. There are many nursing certification specialties such as ambulatory care, medical-surgical, pediatric, cardiac vascular, oncology, case management, emergency nursing, critical care and many others. 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!