Bristol Hospital celebrated Certified Nurses Day, March 19, by honoring its board certified nurses. The following nurses were recognized for their professionalism, leadership, and commitment to excellence in patient care:
Stephanie Adkins, MSN, RN, CCRN – ICU ; Kara Aparo, BSN, RN-BC – F South; Barbara Banda, MSN, RN, CEN – Documentation Specialist ; Debbie Barnes, MS, RN, CCM – Case Management; Diane Bernier, MSN, RN-BC – Barnes 3 ; Elaine Bernier, RN-BC OB, CEFM- Families are First; Kimberly Boory, BSN, RN-BC- Float Pool; Diane Bouffard, BSN, RN, MHA, CPHQ– Quality Improvement; Darlene Bourgoin, BSN, RNC-OB – Families are First; Sue Byrnes, RNC-OB – Families are First; Ruth Camacho, RN, BSN, IBCLC- Families are First; Jenny Cannon, BSN, RN, SANE/SAFE – Float Pool; Maria Cantito, RN-CV – Diagnostic Services; Patricia Carobini, BSN, RN, CGRN, SGNA – Endoscopy RN4; Patricia Caruso, BSN, RN, CNML – Quality Improvement; Caren Chalfant, BSN, MSN(c), CHPN – Home Care and Hospice; Sonja Chambers, RN, CNOR – Operating Room; Cathy Chasse, RNFA, CNOR – Operating Room; Kara Cleveland, RN, CEN – Professional Development; Nancy Cocchiola, BSN, RN, PCCN – ICU ; Patricia Coviello BSN, RN, OCN – Cancer Care Center; Crystal Cunningham BSN, CEN – Emergency Care Center; Kathy Cutter, BSN, RN, CRNI – IV Therapy ; Allan Czellecz, RN, CNOR – Operating Room; Susan Danielowski, BSN, RN, CCRN – ICU RN4;
Christy D’Aquila, BSN, RN, CIMS – Families are First; Donna Desaulniers, BSN, RN, CCRN – ICU ; Katherine Dodaro, MSN, RN-BC– G South RN 4; Betsey Dreher, BSN, RN, CCRN – ICU RN4; Patricia Duclos-Miller, MS, RN, NE-BC – Quality Improvement; Lisa Emerich RN, CEN- ED; Miles Everett, RD, RN, CDE, – Bristol Hospital Diabetes Center; Sue Ferreira RN, CPAN- PACU; Aleksandr Frenkel, BSN, RN-BC- G-South; Patricia Goggins, BSN, RNC-OB – Families are First; Kathryn Graves, MSN, RN, CCRN – ICU RN4; Francine Hallinan, BSN, RN, CCRN – ICU; Ariel Herren RN, CCE- Families are First; Macrina Hopko, MSN, RN-BC – ICU RN4; Mary Beth Johnson, MSN, RN-BC – G South RN4; Pamela Kamens, RNC-OB, IBCLC – Families are First; Patricia Kenney, BSN, RN, CPAN – PACU RN4; Katie Kileen, RN, BSN, PCCN, Home Care and Hospice; Ellen Kraemer, RN, MS, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC – Families are First; Barbara Labbe RN, CDE- Home Care and Hospice; Francine Leach, MSN, RN, CCM – Professional Development; Michelle Leece, RN, BS, SANE/SAFE – Emergency Care Center; Laura Leonetti, RN, COHN-S – MedWorks ; Jill Lincoln, BSN(c) RN-BC – Home Care and Hospice; Tina Loarte-Rodriguez RN, BSN, BS, CIC- Quality;
Jennifer Mallia, MSN, RN, CEN – Professional Development; Martha Mamrosh, BSN, RN-BC – F South; Donna Marrero, RN, CHPN – Hospice; Sigrid Matthias, RN, CNOR – Operating Room; Chris Ann Meaney, DNP, MHA, RN-BC, NE-BC – Patient Care Services; Catherine T. Milne APRN, MSN, BC-ANP/CNS, CWOCN – Wellness Center; Ellen Pappalardo, RN, IBCLC – Families are First; Sharon Petersen RN, BSN, COS-C- Home Care; Carolyn Pollack, RN, CCRN – ICU ; Lynne Ramer, MSN, RN, CNOR – Perioperative Services; Thomas Riordan, MSN, RN, CEN – Emergency Care Center; Korrine Roth, MSN, RN-BC, NEA-BC, CPHQ, FACHE – Patient Care Services; Margaret Scott, RN, CNOR, CMLSO – Operating Room; Julie Serrano, BSN, RN-BC – Diagnostic Services RN4; Josephine Soucy, MSN, RN, CCRN, NE-BC – ECC, Critical Care, Cardiology, Oncology ; Joan Terciak, BSN, CMSRN, WCC- F-South; Rebecca Theriault BSN, RN, FAF Prepared Childbirth Educator; Karen Tolli, BSN, RN, WCC – Home Care and Hospice; Deb Valk, RN-BC – F South RN3; Kim Ward, BSN, RN, CNOR – Perioperative Services; Jake Wayne, BSN, RN, CEN – Emergency Care Center RN4; Sophie Whitlock, RN, CHPN – Hospice ; Kerry Yeager, MSN, RN-BC – Professional Development.
Board Certification of nurses plays an increasingly important role in the assurance of high standards of care for patients and their loved ones, explained a press release from Bristol Hospital. Nursing, like health care in general has become increasingly complex. While a registered nurse 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, said the release.
Bristol Hospital encourages national board certification for all its nurses, said the release. Patients are encouraged to inquire whether there are certified nurses on staff when they visit a hospital or their primary care provider, said the release. 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 Accreditation Board for Specialty Nursing Certification or the National Organization for Competence Assurance, or both.