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Novant Health Celebrates Certified Nurses Day

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Novant_PW_428x60_V.2MANASSAS, VA — Novant Health celebrated Certified Nurses Day on Wednesday, March 19th, by honoring its 109 board certified nurses. The following nurses are being recognized for their professionalism, leadership and commitment to excellence in patient care:

Certification in Critical Care Nursing (CCRN): Julia Burgess, RN; Rene Ernest, RN; Jan  Griffin, RN; Sarah Herbert, RN ; Katie Hoffman, RN; Darcy Jenkins, RN; Janet Moore, RN; Oi- Mei Yau, RN; Alicia Marie Ruiz, RN; Carlos Bernal, RN; Deana Coy, RN; Jacinta Gomes, RN; Donna Rea, RN; Jamie  Stern, RN; William “Topper” Cramer, RN; Sondra Abraham, RN; Darryl Hampton, RN; Regina Cullen, RN; Tammy Rogers, RN; Umu Benjamin, RN; Erika Wimbish, RN; Hilary Woodier, RN; Mar Tortajada, RN

Cardiac Medicine Certification (CMC): Julia Burgess, RN; Regina Cullen, RN

Cardiac /Vascular Nurse (CV): Betty Wood, RN

Certified Nurse, Operating Room (CNOR): Kathleen Abromavich, RN; Patricia Kerns, RN; Ancy Kulakkattolickal, RN; Oakjoo Lee, RN; Amelia  Atwell, RN; Linda Stohon, RN; Mar Tortajada, RN; Terea Diggs, RN; Melissa Fay, RN

Certification in Emergency Nursing (CEN): Pam Smith, RN; Molly Mello, RN; Debra Oakes, RN; Joanne Broomer, RN; Melissa Morin, RN; Tricia Sutherland, RN; Christel McGovern, RN; Victoria Scott, RN; Bridget Hickson, RN

Certified Pediatric Nurse (CPN): Jeanie Barlow, RN; LeeAnne Green, RN; Dawn Harris, RN ; Illana Naylor, RN ; Donna Pfost, RN ; Dolores Torres, RN; Jessy Tramontana, RN; Carin Ashbrook, RN; Kathy Stevens, RN

Oncology Certified Nurse (OCN): Gail Behrle, RN; Christine Keaveny, RN; Jillian Powers, RN; Sally Randall, RN

Certification in Inpatient Obstetric Nursing (RNC-OB): Theresa Alicea, RN; Claudia Barnish, RN ; Marylou Soto, RN; Jan Dagenhart, RN; Leann McMullen, RN; Christen Grimes, RN; Tracy Flaherty-Byrne, RN; Susan Coxson, RN

Certified Post Anesthesia Nurse (CPAN): M. Kate Edwards, RN; Brenda Primus, RN

Certified Nurse Executive, Advanced (NEA-BC): Beatrice Holt, RN; Karen Webb, RN; Eileen Caulfield, RN

Certified Medical-Surgical Registered Nurse (CMSRN): Kadi Kanu, RN

Orthopedic Nurse Certification (ONC): Mary Pat Blanchette, RN; Cheryl Philistin, RN

Certified Gastrointestinal Registered Nurse (CGRN): Pamela Patterson, RN; Mark Rubin, RN

Certified in Low Risk Neonatal Nursing (RNC-LRN): Leeann Brown, RN; Michelle Curran, RN; Patricia Irvin, RN; Judy Jenkins, RN; Shanna Leary, RN; Constance Rickerson, RN; Sheryl Roloff, RN; Pamela Scarce, RN; Lisa Whitmer, RN; Carrie Banks, RN; Beth Smith, RN

Certified in Neonatal Intensive Care (RNC-NIC): Maryann Savage, RN; Patricia Irvin, RN; Jane Quinn, RN

Progressive Care Certified Nurse (PCCN): Jan Griffin, RN; Pam Smith, RN; Stephanie Fournier, RN; Jennifer McEachin, RN; Kim Gibbs, RN

Adult Care Nurse Practitioner (ACNP-BC): Jan Griffin, RN; Michele Dominguez, RN

Adult Clinical Nurse Specialist (ACNS-BC): Julia Burgess, RN

Psychiatric & Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist (PMHCNS-BC): Susan Campbell, RN

Adult Nurse Practitioner (ANP-BC): Rene Ernest, RN

Certification in Nursing Professional Development (RN-BC): Michele Poblador, RN; Lily Batayola, RN

Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse (CRRN): Vivian Mondoloka, RN

Certified Wound and Ostomy Nurse (WOCN): Tracy Fields, RN

International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC): Teresa Baltuano-Post, RN: Rosemary Wlaschin, RN; Gigi Dann, RN

Certified Childbirth Educator (CCE): Marcy Griffo, RN

Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator (LCCE): Kathryn Orski, RN; Rosemary Wlaschin, RN

Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ): Kathryn Moss, RN

Certified Infection Prevention and Control (CBIC): Kathryn Moss, RN

Legal Nurse Consultant Certified (LNCC): Tina  Stoernell, RN;

Certified Legal Nurse Consultant (CLNC): Pamela Patterson, RN

Certified Professional In Healthcare Management (CPHM): Miriana Gomez, RN

Certified Case Manager (CCM): Monica S. Noonan, RN; Susan Wolfe, RN

Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE): Linda G. McMillan, RN: Jane C. Suliga, RN

Certified Hospice and Palliative Nurse (CHPN): Christel McGovern, RN

National Certified School Nurse (NCSN): Schelly Harrison, RN; Roxanne Scipio, RN

Certified Flight Registered Nurse (CFRN): William “Topper” Cramer, RN

Certified Transport Emergency Nurse (CTRN): William “Topper” Cramer, RN

Certified Neonatal Pediatric Transport Nurse (C-NPT): Jane Quinn, RN

Accredited Case Manager (ACM): Dorothy Mullenix, RN

Family Nurse Practioner – Board Certified (FNP-BC): Evelyn Saldana, RN

Maternal Newborn Nursing (RNC-MNN): Karen Foster, RN; Veronica Hall, RN

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 healthcare 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 post-secondary and continuing education and a strong personal commitment to excellence by the nurse.

Novant Health encourages national board certification for all its nurses. Patients are encouraged to inquire whether there are certified nurses on staff when the visit a hospital or their primary care provider. There are many nursing certification specialties such as medical-surgical, pediatric, pain management, cardiac vascular, 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 American Board of Nursing Specialties (ABNS) or the National Organization for Competence Assurance (NOCA), or both.

Please join Novant Health ABNS, NOCA and the nation’s national nursing certification organizations in honoring those hardworking, dedicated nurses for their professionalism, and a job well done!

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