CVMC Will Celebrate Certified Nurses Day


March 9, 2011

Catawba Valley Medical Center Will Celebrate Certified Nurses Day March 19;

Honor Board Certified Staff Members

HICKORY, NC—Catawba Valley Medical Center (CVMC) will celebrate Certified Nurses Day on March 19, 2011 by honoring its board certified nurses. Certified nurses will be recognized for their professionalism, leadership, and commitment to excellence in patient care.

Nurse Board Certification plays an increasingly important role in the assurance of high standards of care for patients and their loved ones. Nursing 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.

CVMC 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, including: 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. All national nurse-certifying bodies should be accredited by the Accreditation Board for Specialty Nursing Certification (ABSNC), the National Organization for Competence Assurance (NOCA), or both. Please join CVMC and the Nation’s national nursing certification organizations in honoring those hardworking, dedicated nurses for their professionalism, and a job well done!

Catawba Valley Medical Center in Hickory, N.C., is a not-for-profit, public healthcare system providing and promoting the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being of the public in addition to serving as a center for health education, wellness services, preventative medicine and acute care. Located in Hickory, N.C., CVMC has received three Magnet designations from the American Nurses Credentialing Center and has been recognized for providing “An Outstanding Inpatient Experience” for a third consecutive year by J.D. Power and Associates. For more information, please visit