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Certified Nurses Day


Downstate is celebrating Certified Nurses Day by Honoring our Board Certified Nurses for their professionalism, leadership, and commitment to excellence in patient care.

Certified Nurses Day™ is an annual day of recognition for and by healthcare leaders dedicated to nursing professionalism, excellence, recognition, and service. Ultimately, board certification contributes to higher standards of patient care and protects the public. Nurses who voluntarily choose to achieve professional certification deserve public recognition and appreciation. While a registered nurse (RN) license provides entry to general nursing practice, the knowledge-intensive requirements of modern nursing require extensive education and a strong personal commitment to excellence by the nurse.

Downstate encourages national board certification for all its nurses. Patients are encouraged to inquire whether certified nurses are 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 modern healthcare system; the Accreditation Board should accredit national nurse-certifying bodies for Specialty Nursing Certification (ABSNC) or the National Organization for Competence Assurance (NOCA).

Along with national nursing certification organizations, please join us in honoring the hardworking, dedicated nurses for their professionalism and a job well done!

Below you will find the entire list of Board-Certified Nurses at Downstate:


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