The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

Clinton

March 19, 2014

Mercy celebrates Certified Nurses Day

CLINTON — Certified Nurses Day honors nurses worldwide who contribute to better patient outcomes through national board certification in their specialty. While a registered nurse license allows nurses to practice, earning certification affirms advanced knowledge, skill and practice to meet the challenges of modern nursing.

Today, Mercy, along with employers, certification boards, education facilities and healthcare providers nationwide, celebrate and publicly acknowledge nurses who have taken steps to earn and maintain the highest credentials in their specialty.

At Mercy, 77 nurses have certifications in specialty areas. Certification is a process by which a nongovernmental agency validates, based upon predetermined standards, an individual nurse’s qualifications for practice in a defined functional or clinical area of nursing.

Most certification programs are created, sponsored or affiliated with professional associations and trade organizations interested in raising standards. Certifications are earned through an assessment process and, in general, must be renewed periodically. Certification credentials are nationally recognized and portable, meaning the credential is accepted from one hospital to another.

Many nurses who choose a clinical specialty area of nursing become certified in that area, signifying that they possess expert knowledge. Registered nurses are not required to be certified in a certain specialty by law. State licensure provides the legal authority for an individual to practice professional nursing, while certification is voluntary, obtained through certifying organizations and validates knowledge, skills, abilities and experience in areas beyond the scope of RN licensure.

Mercy recognizes the following individuals who have earned certifications in specialty fields:

Mary Andresen RN, EFM (Electronic Fetal Monitoring)

Karla Anderson RN, CMSRN (Certified Med/Surg RN)

Brooke Arey RN, BSN, CMSRN (Certified Med/Surg RN)

Jodie Atkinson RN, BSN, CWON (Certified Wound Ostomy Nurse) & CFCN (Certified Foot Care Nurse)

Karen Avery RN, EFM (Electronic Fetal Monitoring)

Deb Bales RN, EFM (Electronic Fetal Monitoring) & CCE (Childbirth Education)

Text Only
Clinton
  • photo-55.JPG UPDATE: 17-year-old fell, airlifted at Eagle Point Park (with VIDEO)

    A 17-year-old male was airlifted to Iowa City Monday afternoon after he fell approximately 80 feet from the bluff at Eagle Point Park. The male was not identified by authorities.

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • Interest in Ernst rises as his game does, too

    Brady Ernst is having a summer to remember.
    The rising River King senior is spending the summer playing for the Iowa Barnstormers traveling basketball team. This weekend they're playing in the Fab48 tournament in Las Vegas.

    July 26, 2014

  • PHOTOS: Clinton Junior Baseball 2014 Tournament Winners

    Clinton Junior Baseball 2014 Tournament Winners - Majors, Minors, Pee Wee

    July 25, 2014

  • JUST IN: Man shot in downtown Clinton

    A 32-year-old man was shot in downtown Clinton early today.

    July 25, 2014

  • YWCA offers lifeguard training

    CLINTON — The YWCA will offer lifeguard training in August.The course will be held from Aug. 4 to 10 at the YWCA. This 30-hour class will meet from 5 to 9 p.m. for four weeknights and from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday. A possibility of adding a class from 1

    July 25, 2014

  • Concurrent terms ordered in burglary case

    CLINTON — A Clinton man will serve four concurrent prison terms for his role in a string of 2012 burglaries.Assistant Clinton County Attorney Amanda Myers on Thursday requested the court to order Cory Mitchell, 38, to serve as much as 10 years in pri

    July 25, 2014

  • Whitecaps take away Clinton offense CLINTON — The Clinton LumberKings (13-19, 43-57) mustered only five hits as the visiting West Michigan Whitecaps (20-12, 61-41) shut down the hometown club at Ashford University Field.Whitecaps’ starter Jonathon Crawford (6-2) allowed only four men t

    July 25, 2014

  • 7-25-14 1B-Photo, Clinton track Clinton king of Brady DAVENPORT — It might not have been the blue oval, but Clinton track can place its mark at the top of the hill.The quartet of Barrion Collins, Marquis Robinson, Quavon Jones and Deshond Robinson won the high school boys division of the Battle Up Brady

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • Habitat for Humanity hosts fundraiser

    CLINTON — Habitat for Humanity will host a fundraiser in Thomson, Illinois.The Clinton County group will showcase Laid Back Luau from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 8, at Heirloom Cafe in Thomson. The event will feature games, prizes, music train rides for

    July 25, 2014

  • 7-24-14 1B-Photo, Choice 2 Cinderella run ends DUBUQUE — The playoff run was fun while it lasted. Dubuque Hempstead, the No. 1-ranked baseball team in Class 4A entering Wednesday, ended Clinton’s chances at back-to-back appearances in the state tournament in Des Moines. The Mustangs knocked out t

    July 24, 2014 2 Photos

Clinton Herald Photos


Browse, buy and submit pictures with our photo site.

Facebook