Spring Lewis, critical care nurse in the McLeod Dillon Intensive Care Unit (ICU), recently received certification as a Critical Care Registered Nurse (CCRN) from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN).
CCRN certification is awarded to critical care nurses who have completed a strenuous exam process assessing their knowledge base and who also meet the eligibility requirements for hours of clinical practice in care of acutely and/or critically ill patients.
"Healthcare is becoming more complex," said Marcia Wilds, AVP of Patient Services and Chief Nursing Officer at McLeod Dillon. "It has become increasingly vital to assure our patients that healthcare professionals are highly skilled and competent. Receiving this certification validates a nurse’s mastery of skills, knowledge and abilities. Everyone in the healthcare equation – patients and families, employers and nurses – all benefit from CCRN certification as it is a mark of excellence."
About The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN)
The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN), the world’s largest specialty nursing organization, has been serving the needs of nurses caring for acutely and critically ill patients since 1969. AACN Certification Corporation was established in 1975 as a separate entity to provide comprehensive credentialing for nurses to ensure that their practice is consistent with established standards of excellence in caring for acutely and critically ill patients and their families. AACN Certification Corporation accomplishes its mission through providing certification exams, renewal programs and credentialing opportunities for individuals involved in care of acutely and critically ill patients.