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RIVERSIDE MEDICAL CENTER CELEBRATES CERTIFIED NURSES DAY

March 19 a Day to Recognize Board Certified Nurses

Posted: Monday, March 18, 2013 12:00 am

KANKAKEE (March 18, 2013) - Riverside Medical Center is celebrating Certified Nurses Day, March 19 by honoring its board certified nurses. The following nurses are being recognized for their professionalism, leadership and commitment to excellence in patient care:

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.

Riverside Medical Center 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, cardiovascular, 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 Riverside Medical Center and the nation’s national nursing certification organizations in honoring those hardworking, dedicated nurses for their professionalism, commitment to development and patient care in our region.

For more information on the award-winning care Riverside provides, visit www.RiversideMC.net.

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Media Contact:

Judy Pretto
Manager of Marketing & Public Relations
815-935-7544 Ext. 6764
Judith-Pretto@RiversideHealthcare.net

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