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iUTMB  •  Published Friday, March 14, 2014, 12:00 AM

UTMB Health Celebrates Certified Nurses Day - March 19

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.
All certified nurses receive a Certified Nurses Day ribbon for their badges and a gift. A certification display will be featured  from 11-1 p.m. in the hallway outside of Café on the Court and everyone is invited to stop by and learn more about nursing certification. 

Certified nurses are invited to come to one of the receptions being held in their honor on March 19 from 7:30-8:30 a.m. and 1-2:30 p.m.in Room  7.134 JSA.

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 685 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!