Littleton Regional Healthcare Celebrates Certified Nurses Day

March 17, 2016

Certified Nurses Day[Littleton, NH] - Littleton Regional Healthcare recognizes the unique contributions of certified nurses on Certified Nurses Day, Saturday, March 19.

Certification validates a nurse's specialty knowledge for practice in a defined clinical area of nursing. According to data collected by the American Board of Nursing Specialties in 2014, more than 757,912 nurses in the United States and Canada held certifications, an increase of more than 74,228 certificants compared to 2013. Certification benefits patients and their families, validating that the nurse caring for them has demonstrated experience, knowledge and skills in the complex specialties of acute and critical care.

Certification is voluntary. By taking and passing a specialty examination, the nurse validated his or her knowledge, skills and abilities. Currently, nearly half of LRH Nurses have achieved certification in their chosen nursing specialty.

"Littleton Regional Healthcare is quite fortunate to have such dedicated and committed nurses among our excellent staff. Attaining certification is a means to demonstrate a nurse's high standard of patient care and to promote continuing excellence in their chosen profession. Certification provides an official recognition of achievement, expertise and clinical judgment. On Certified Nurses Day, and every other day of the year, we want to thank our exceptional nurses here at LRH for their continued devotion to our patients, each other and their profession." states Chief Nursing Officer/Chief Administrative Officer, Linda Gilmore.

For more information on Littleton Regional Healthcare, contact Linda Gilmore, RN, Chief Nursing Officer/Chief Administrative Officer at 603-444-9280.

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