Littleton Regional Healthcare Consultation

Surgical Services Nurses Achieve CNOR Certification

October 7, 2014

Littleton, NH - CNOR® certification is defined as "the documented validation of the professional achievement of identified standards of practice by an individual registered nurse providing care for patients before, during, and after surgery."

The CNOR credential is given to perioperative nurses who have shown interest in as well as validating their specialized knowledge and skills. The CNOR certified nurse is committed to the highest quality care to their surgical patients, are more confident in their abilities and have a strong commitment to quality patient care and continuing education. Survey results have shown that patients were more confident in the care they receive from a certified nurse.

Certification recognizes the professional achievement demonstrated when an individual nurse's knowledge in the perioperative role exceeds that which is necessary for competency in practice. It indicates the attainment of a practice standard - licensure and registration are based on competence while certification denotes proficiency.

"Littleton Regional Healthcare is pleased to have so many competent, capable and caring CNOR's as part of our Operating Room staff." states Linda Gilmore, RN, Chief Nursing Officer/Chief Administrative Officer. "The breadth and depth of knowledge mastered through achievement of the CNOR certification directly benefits the patients who receive surgical care at LRH."

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