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VA Clinic Celebrates Certified Nurses Day

The Canandaigua VA Medical Center and Rochester VA Outpatient ClinicCelebrates Certified Nurses Day March 19By Honoring the 25 Board Certified Nurses On Its StaffThe Canandaigua VA Medical Center and Rochester VA Outpatient Clinic are celebrating Certified Nurses Day, March 19th by honoring its board certified nurses. The following nurses are being recognized for their professionalism, leadership, and commitment to excellence in patient care:Sharon Borrell: American Nurses Credentialing Center: Family Nurse PractitionerJacqueline Coates: American Nurses Credentialing Center: Family Nurse PractitionerRose Curtis: National Certification Board of Diabetes Educators: Certified Diabetes EducatorKaren Curtin: American Nurses Credentialing Center: Adult Nurse PractitionerLinda Dietsche: American Nurses Credentialing Center: Family Nurse PractitionerCheryl Driscoll: American Nurses Credentialing Center: Gerontological Nurse PractitionerLinda Ford: American Nurses Credentialing Center: Adult Psychiatry and Mental Health Nurse PractitionerMelissa Kropf: American Nurses Credentialing Center: Acute Care Nurse PractitionerBonnie Krzyzanowski: American Nurses Credentialing Center: Psychiatric and Mental Health NurseSonia Liberatore: American Nurses Credentialing Center: Adult Nurse PractitionerCatherine Lucas: Certification Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology: Infection Control and Epidemiology and American Nurses Credentialing Center: Gerontological NurseElaine Melia: Commission for Case Manager Certification: Certified Case Manager and American Nurse Credentialing Center: Gerontological NursePeggy Miller: American Nurses Credentialing Center: Family Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner and Clinical Nurse Specialist in Adult Psychiatric and Mental Health NursingNina Mottern: Commission for Case Manager Certification: Certified Case ManagerTonya Murray: American Nurses Credentialing Center: Adult Nurse PractitionerFred Osborne: American Nurses Credentialing Center: Psychiatric Nurse PractitionerDavid Prener: American Nurses Credentialing Center: Family Nurse PractitionerPhyllis Ruetz: American Nurses Credentialing Center: Family Nurse PractitionerBarbara Russak: American Nurses Credentialing Center: Adult Psychiatry and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and Clinical Specialist in Adult Psychiatric and Mental Health NursingDianne Schmidt-Ciminelli: American Nurses Credentialing Center: Adult Nurse PractitionerNancy Swanson: American Nurses Credentialing Center: Family Nurse Practitioner and Clinical Nurse Specialist, Public Community Health NursingWayne Thompson: American Nurses Credentialing Center: Psychiatric and Mental Health NurseLaura Van Buren: American Nurses Credentialing Center: Adult Nurse Practitioner and Geronotological Nurse PractitionerJennie Vegard: American Nurses Credentialing Center: Adult Nurse PractitionerAmy Warner: American Nurses Credentialing Center: Adult Psychiatry and Mental Health Nurse PractitionerBoard 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.The Canandaigua Medical Center and Rochester VA Outpatient Clinic encourages national board certification for all its nurses. Patients are encouraged to inquire whether there are certified nurses on staff when they visit a hospital or their primary care provider. There are many nursing certification specialties such as medical-surgical, pediatric, pain management, cardiac vascular, oncology, hospice, case management, emergency nursing, critical care and many others. Many nursing certification bodies exist to serve the full range of specialized nursing care offered in the contemporary health care system; national nurse-certifying bodies should be accredited by either the Accreditation Board for Specialty Nursing Certification (ABSNC) or the National Organization for Competence Assurance (NOCA), or both. Please join VA Medical Center at Canandaigua and VA Rochester Outpatient Clinic and the nation’s national nursing certification organizations in honoring those hardworking, dedicated nurses for their professionalism, and a job well done!

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