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Nurse Spotlight - Marie Paulson, RN, BSN, MS, CNOR, CSSM, CPPS

Posted by Kristen Edmunds on Aug 14, 2018 2:55:59 PM

This month we honor CCI’s board president, Marie H. Paulson, RN, BSN, MS, CNOR, CSSM, CPPS. Marie is a highly motivated and engaged perioperative leader who is committed to impacting the perioperative field through promotion of certification. CCI has benefited from Marie’s involvement for many years, as she’s given of her time and talents through service on numerous CCI committees, and board leadership positions.  

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Topics: CNOR, Nursing Spotlight, CSSM

Hospital Highlight - Geisinger Community Medical Center

Posted by Kristen Edmunds on Aug 14, 2018 2:44:44 PM

Located in Scranton, PA, Geisinger Community Medical Center has worked hard over the last couple years to earn recognition as a 2018 TrueNorth Award Honorable Mention. This facility is one of eight hospitals within Geisinger Health System and leads the pack when it comes to CNOR certification.

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Topics: Hospital Highlight, TrueNorth

Hospital Highlight - Parker Adventist Hospital

Posted by Kristen Edmunds on Jul 18, 2018 10:49:05 AM

Parker Adventist Hospital is one of the 2018 TrueNorth Award Honorable Mention recipients. Located in Parker, CO, this recently designated Magnet facility is dedicated to providing a supportive environment for nurses both pursuing certification and those that have already earned the CNOR credential.

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Topics: CNOR, Hospital Highlight

Top 5 Resources for the CNOR Exam

Posted by Kristen Edmunds on May 31, 2018 10:13:06 AM

Preparing for a certification exam can seem overwhelming. To help ease the stress and guide you in the right direction, CCI has developed a list of five must-have resources to best prepare for the CNOR exam.

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Topics: CNOR

Hospital Highlight - Helen DeVos Children's Hospital

Posted by Kristen Edmunds on Apr 26, 2018 9:41:24 AM

Helen DeVos Children's Hospital has worked hard over the last several years, striving towards excellence by promoting certification. Their efforts have lead them to achieve the Magnet designation two years in a row as well as being recognized as one of CCI's 2018 TrueNorth Award Honorable Mentions. Boasting a high retention rate in the OR specifically, the facility has not had a need for travel nurses in several years of operation. We are pleased to feature Helen DeVos Children's Hospital (HDVCH) of Grand Rapids, MI as a Hospital Highlight on the CCI Blog.

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Topics: Hospital Highlight, TrueNorth

Hospital Highlight - VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System

Posted by Kristen Edmunds on Feb 28, 2018 3:30:00 PM

As the newest VA hospital in 19 years opened in May of 2013, there was no doubt that certified nurses would be highly involved in the activation process. Not only did certified nurses assist with design, equipment ordering, vendor collaboration, and departmental organization, but they collectively wrote 43 new Standard Operating Procedures for the facility. Fast forward five years later and VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System (VASNHS) is still highly encouraging and supportive of their certified nurses, allowing them to be recognized as a recipient of CCI's 2018 TrueNorth Award.

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Topics: Hospital Highlight, TrueNorth

Hospital Highlight - The Reading Hospital SurgiCenter at Spring Ridge

Posted by Kristen Edmunds on Feb 28, 2018 10:10:00 AM

In the suburbs of Reading, PA there is a small borough in Berks County that is home to around 10,000 residents known as Wyomissing, PA. While this quaint town has plenty of charm, we are particularly interested because it is the location of the Reading Hospital SurgiCenter at Spring Ridge, one of two 2018 TrueNorth Award recipients. As a 2017 TrueNorth Award Honorable Mention, this facility was eager to continue toward excellence. Highly committed to supporting nurses through the process of certification, this returning applicant caught CCI's attention when they submitted an application even more impressive than the last. 

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Topics: Hospital Highlight, TrueNorth

Hospital Highlight - Arnold Palmer Children's Hostipal

Posted by Kristen Edmunds on Feb 9, 2018 10:23:28 AM

CCI's TrueNorth Award was created to recognize those organizations that use CNOR certification to guide their perioperative nursing staff to be lifelong learners, models of competent practice, and advocates for excellence and patient safety. Arnold Palmer Children's Hospital of Orlando Health does this well. A first-time applicant for the TrueNorth Award, Arnold Palmer Children's Hospital stood out and impressed judges with the ways they support and promote certification amongst their perioperative nurse staff. In fact, their 2018 TrueNorth Award application was so impressive, they were named this year's TrueNorth Award Runner Up and received a recent visit from CCI's CEO Dr. James Stobinski. Their commitment to perioperative certification has shown through in numerous ways.

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Topics: CNOR, Hospital Highlight, TrueNorth

Nurse Spotlight - Renee Hilderbrand, RN, MSN, CNOR, RNFA

Posted by Kristen Edmunds on Dec 4, 2017 2:40:49 PM

Inspiring and determined nurse Renee Hilderbrand, RN, MSN, CNOR, RNFA, has been working in the perioperative field for over 35 years, making a definite impact along the way. Her passion for perioperative nursing eventually brought her to Northern California where she has assisted in the training of hundreds of perioperative nurses.

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Topics: CNOR, Nursing Spotlight

Hospital Highlight - Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento

Posted by Kristen Edmunds on Dec 4, 2017 2:34:21 PM

We recently had the privilege to visit one remarkable facility and host a CNOR Exam Prep Course for a group of exceptional and determined nurses. Part of Northern California's largest health network, Sutter Health, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, is made up of multiple facilities including Ose Adams Medical Pavilion, Anderson Luchetti Women's & Children's Center, and Sutter Center for Psychiatry. While each of these facilities offers patient care in different areas, they all work together to serve the surrounding Sacramento community with compassion and excellence.

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Topics: Hospital Highlight