NMC was recently recognized as a “Certified Nurse Operating Room (CNOR) Strong Facility” for its achievement of a high percentage of certified nurses. Nurses become certified through their achievement of specialized education, experience in a specialty area, and passing a qualifying exam. This award embodies the advancement of the culture of patient safety at NMC.
Nurses that receive the CNOR award are assessed based on their knowledge, skills, and abilities and are recognized for their achievements, expertise, and strong sense of clinical judgement. The CNOR Award denotes a high level of quality nursing care throughout the hospital and is a highly sought after personal and professional accomplishment.
“This award is truly an honor to our hospital and we are lucky to have such a knowledgeable nursing staff who provide our patients with the utmost care. I am proud to be a part of an organization that has so many employees who value their job, their patients, and their community.” said Deirdre Young, NMC’s Director of Surgical Services. “I particularly would like to commend our OR Educator, Maike Camp, for her efforts in making this award possible for NMC.”
This CNOR certification validates the professional achievement of identified standards of practice by individual registered nurses providing care for patients before, during, and after surgery. The certification indicates a vast amount of competency each nurse attains in his or her specified field of medicine.
NMC received this award from the Competency and Credentialing Institute, an institution that has been granting the award to worthy recipients for more than 30 years. This award’s validation covers the time period from May 2017 through May 2018.
This award signifies that the nurses of NMC are not only excelling in their everyday responsibilities, but are also leaders in the operating room and the hospital community as a whole.