CCI Blog

Trends in the Operating Room

Posted by Taylor Niss on Jul 25, 2019 12:55:34 PM

Many professions in the modern era experience a high rate of change and nursing is no different. This is especially true for perioperative nurses, given the challenging environment they face in the operating room. With the continual evolution of technology and recent fluctuation in staff availability, a number of noteworthy trends have begun to develop. 

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Topics: Insider, CNOR, CSSM

CCI Partners with the U.S. Armed Forces

Posted by Taylor Niss on Jul 3, 2019 1:00:56 PM

CCI and U.S. Military CSSM Partnership

CCI has established a relationship with the U.S. Military to ensure all nurses are given the opportunity to develop professionally while enhancing their perioperative knowledge. CCI’s CEO James Stobinski, a former military OR nurse, has assisted CCI in developing avenues that open opportunities for military nurses. “CCI offers a combination of discounts and test preparation resources for military nurses. The discounted price of the certification examination is $275, and we also offer access to an online, recorded preparation course” says Stobinski. CCI continues to emphasize the importance of offering opportunities to these nurses and is continually looking for ways to bridge the gap. Stobinski says it best by stating, “CCI is proud to maintain a close, productive working relationship with all branches of military to facilitate their ongoing professional development”. We are proud to not only have a member of the U.S. Military as our CEO, but to also have a member on our Board of Directors and many within our community of certified nurses.

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Topics: CSSM

Tips to Navigating the Road of CNOR Recertification

Posted by Taylor Niss on Jun 11, 2019 10:31:02 AM

Earning your CNOR represents a deep personal commitment to nursing excellence and outstanding patient care. And that doesn’t end once you pass the exam! To demonstrate your continued competency, you may recertify your credential. Your CNOR credential is valid for a period of five years. After that time period, you may apply for recertification. Simple enough, right? Read on for some useful information on the steps to take, available methods, alternatives, and some hints and tips as you navigate the road to recertification.

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Topics: CNOR, Recertification

Celebrating National Nurses Week

Posted by Taylor Niss on May 1, 2019 2:45:06 PM

 

National Nurses Week is quickly approaching! The celebration begins on May 6, 2019 (National Nurses Day) and continues through May 12 in honor of Florence Nightingale’s birthday, who is well-known as the founder of modern nursing. Nurses week began in 1993, when the American Nurses Association (ANA) declared May 6 – 12 the national week to celebrate and promote the nursing profession. This week is a time for nurses, other health care providers, community leaders, and everyone in between to acknowledge the positive impact and contributions of the 4 million registered nurses in America.

You may be wondering the best way to celebrate your nurses’ during this week. In preparation for National Nurses Week, we’ve pulled together a variety of ways to ensure each nurse in your facility feels appreciated and celebrated!

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Announcing the CCI Research Foundation: Funding Research That Contributes to the Advancement of Perioperative Nursing Science

Posted by Taylor Niss on Apr 2, 2019 2:21:39 PM

 

CCI has established the CCI Research Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to perioperative nursing research. In 2019, the Foundation will award over $130,000 in grants for key funding priorities.

As a credentialing body, CCI is dedicated to advancing the knowledge of perioperative nurses and improving patient outcomes. Establishing the CCI Research Foundation was an extension of CCI’s sustained commitment to the perioperative community.

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TrueNorth Winner 2019 - Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children

Posted by Amy Kilpatrick on Mar 5, 2019 1:13:27 PM

 




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. Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children exemplifies this, and we are pleased to announce they are the winner of the 2019 TrueNorth Award. Their commitment to perioperative certification has shown through in numerous ways.

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Topics: CNOR, TrueNorth

Nurse Spotlight - Beth Bozzelli, MBA, RN, CNOR, CSSM

Posted by Kristen Edmunds on Oct 11, 2018 12:35:54 PM

Beth Bozzelli, MBA, RN, CNOR, CSSM, has maintained a successful perioperative career for more than twenty years. She has experience as a Director of Surgical Services, Division Clinical Manager, and Associate Vice President OR Supply Cost Management. As a high school student working at a physician's office, nurse leader Beth Bozzelli discovered her passion for the perioperative profession early in life. Today, she maintains that same drive as the Director of Surgical Services for Operations for HCA Healthcare.

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Topics: CNOR, Nursing Spotlight, CSSM

TrueNorth Award Application: The Best Advice

Posted by Kristen Edmunds on Oct 10, 2018 11:20:00 AM

As the only accredited credentialing program for perioperative registered nurses, CNOR certification is the gold standard. Earning the CNOR credential is a mark of distinction and a highly sought after personal and professional accomplishment. CNOR-certified nurses are committed to providing the highest quality care to their surgical patients. 

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Topics: TrueNorth

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