Riverwood receives national recognition for certification of surgery nurses

Riverwood Healthcare Center is pleased to announce it has recently earned the CNOR® Strong designation from the Competency & Credentialing Institute (CCI) This designation is given to facilities having at least 50 percent of perioperative nurses on the surgical nursing staff CNOR certified, and provides programs that reward and recognize its certified nurses.

Jennifer Schneider, Laura Eisenbraun, Carrie Stueven

The CNOR® certification program is for perioperative nurses interested in improving and validating their knowledge and skills, and providing the highest quality care to their patients. Certification also recognizes a nurse’s commitment to professional development. It is an objective, measurable way of acknowledging the achievement of specialty knowledge beyond basic nursing preparation and RN licensure.

The recent CNOR certification of Registered Nurses Jennifer Schneider (left) and Carrie Stueven (right) brings the number of Riverwood perioperative nurses with this certification to six.

“We are proud of the perioperative nurses on our surgical services nursing staff,” said Kristine Layne, chief nursing officer at Riverwood. “They are committed to making a difference for our patients both inside and outside of the OR. Their completion of this specialized training further advances a culture of professionalism and promotes improved patient safety and outcomes.”

Established in 1979, CCI provides the CNOR® and CSSM® credentials to more than 35,000 registered nurses, making it one of the largest specialty nursing credentialing organizations and the leading certification body for perioperative nurses. The mission of CCI is to lead competency credentialing that promotes safe, quality patient care and that supports lifelong learning. For more information about the Competency and Credentialing Institute, visit www.cc-institute.org