CMC Recognized for Nursing Excellence

Hospital earns CNOR® Strong designation its support of perioperative nursing certification 

Published 12/20/2017

Catholic Medical Center is pleased to announce it has earned the CNOR® Strong designation from the Competency & Credentialing Institute (CCI). The CNOR® Strong designation is given to facilities that have at least 50% of its operating room nursing staff CNOR certified and that reward and recognize its certified nurses.

The CNOR® certification program is for perioperative nurses dedicated to improving and validating their knowledge and skills, and providing the highest quality care to their patients. Perioperative nursing ensures uninterrupted care for patients before, during, and after their procedure. Certification also recognizes a nurse’s commitment to professional development beyond the basics of their RN license.

“Our mission at CMC is to provide health, healing and hope to all who need our care,” says Jennifer Torosian, RN, MSN, NEA-BC, Interim Chief Nursing Officer at CMC. “The CNOR®Strong designation affirms the commitment our operating room nurses make every day in delivering on that mission, ensuring patient safety, and providing the best patient care.”

Research shows that nurses who earn the CNOR credential have greater confidence in their clinical practice. A team of certified nurses who have mastered the standards of perioperative practice advances a culture of professionalism and promotes improved patient outcomes.

CMC recognizes its CNOR-certified nurses in a number of ways, including listing their name in the nursing Annual Report, supporting them through the Professional Recognition Program, celebrating them on Certified Nurses Day, and placing a special designation on their ID badge.

Established in 1979, CCI provides the CNOR® and CSSM® credentials to more than 35,000 registered nurses, making it one of the largest specialty nursing credentialing organizations and the leading certification body for perioperative nurses. The mission of CCI is to lead competency credentialing that promotes safe, quality patient care and that supports lifelong learning.