Fort Loudoun Medical Center observed Certified Nurses Day, Thursday, March 19, by honoring 11 board-certified nurses who work at the hospital.
Board certification of nurses plays an important role in assuring high standards of patient care. “Nursing, like health care in general, has become increasingly complex,” said Janice McKinley, senior vice president and chief nursing officer for Covenant Health, parent company of Fort Loudoun Medical Center. “Board certification means that a nurse has successfully completed extensive specialized education, and has made a strong personal and professional commitment to excellence. These are the expert nurses who work throughout our health system.”
There are many nursing certifications in specialties such as medical-surgical, cardiac/vascular, oncology, hospice, emergency care, critical care, obstetrical care, stroke care, rehabilitation, and others.
Fort Loudoun Medical Center recognized these board-certified nurses with a luncheon at the hospital:
William Gibbens, Certified Emergency Nurse
Deborah Harney, Certified Critical Care Nurse
Joyce Sayers, Certified Post Anesthesia Nurse
Sara Rowe, Certified Emergency Nurse
Kristi Hall, Certified Perioperative Nurse
Rebecca Poston, Certified Perioperative Nurse
Stephanie Jenkins, Certified Perioperative Nurse
Rina Brackett, Certified Medical-Surgical Nurse
Hope Fritts, Certified Perioperative Nurse
Yi Yang, Certified Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurse
Eva Strange, Certified Infection Control Nurse
“Covenant Health is committed to excellence and we want to recognize it at all levels,” McKinley said. “This event allows us to acknowledge and celebrate our nurses’ professional development.”