CCI Blog

6 Ways Nurses Can Celebrate the Holiday Season

Posted by Lindsey McNorton on Dec 5, 2022 1:34:59 PM

Spread Holiday Cheer this Year! Create fun celebrations at your facility to increase festivities this holiday season.

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Topics: CNOR

Resources Your Facility Can Use to Certify Your Staff

Posted by Lindsey McNorton on Oct 4, 2022 3:00:14 PM

Certification allows nurses to demonstrate their commitment to exceptional patient safety. Nurses who attain certification, and the facilities that support them, demonstrate a commitment to improving patient outcomes and mastering the knowledge it takes to do so. Facilities value having certified staff, but a lot of nurses are not certified upon hiring. Getting your staff certified may sound like a daunting task, however, CCI has many resources available to assist in getting your staff certified.

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Topics: CNOR

8 Tips for Preparing for Your Certification Exam

Posted by Taylor Niss on Aug 3, 2022 12:43:39 PM


Congratulations! You have taken the first step toward earning your credential by recognizing the importance of certification and deciding to begin exam preparation. Now is the time to study and make sure you adequately prepare. Here are a few tips to help as you start this process.

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Topics: Insider

2022 TrueNorth Winner: National Institutes of Health Clinical Center

Posted by Lindsey McNorton on Jun 24, 2022 2:40:09 PM

In many ways, certification acts as a compass directing a nurse’s clinical practice towards nationally accepted standards. Nurses who attain certification, and the facilities that support them, demonstrate a commitment to improving patient outcomes and mastering the knowledge it takes to do so.

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Topics: TrueNorth

Professional Development Recommendations

Posted by Taylor Niss on Feb 22, 2022 1:26:55 PM

Professional development is an integral component of staying informed on new findings and best practices in a continuously changing field. By completing professional development activities, you can learn about current best practices and new findings within the perioperative field. These opportunities come in a variety of forms and are available to everyone. Here are some professional development opportunities for you to consider.

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Topics: Insider

CNOR Recertification by Professional Activity Points

Posted by Taylor Niss on Dec 16, 2021 1:58:17 PM

The modern perioperative setting is continuously changing and evolving, requiring a conscious effort to maintain competency. By pursuing recertification, you demonstrate a continued dedication to perioperative excellence and a personal commitment to patient safety.

Recertification by professional activity points allows nurses to engage in various activities that will count towards the recertification of their credential. Many nurses are already performing activities at work that are worth points. If this is your first time utilizing points, we are confident that you will find professional activity points to be a flexible and convenient path to recertifying your CNOR credential.

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Topics: CNOR, Recertification

6 Ways Nurses Can Celebrate the Holidays in 2021

Posted by Taylor Niss on Dec 8, 2021 11:31:28 AM

As we all work to navigate life among COVID-19, frontline workers will experience another taxing holiday season. As a nurse, you may expect to work some holidays, but this year many find themselves without a choice due to understaffed facilities from COVID-19. Here are a few ideas for making the holidays a little merrier amid the chaos.

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Volunteer With CCI as a Certification Coach!

Posted by Taylor Niss on Nov 18, 2021 4:23:58 PM

CCI established the Certification Coaches program as an opportunity for certified nurses to become more involved with CCI, certification, and their fellow nurses. The Certification Coaches program acts as a volunteer mentorship opportunity for nurses dedicated to helping others achieve certification in the perioperative field, thus increasing overall patient safety.

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Topics: Insider, Coach

Get to Know CFPN

Posted by Taylor Niss on Oct 22, 2021 2:39:25 PM

Overview of CFPN

The Certified Foundational Perioperative Nurse (CFPN) credential is the newest certification from CCI. It is designed to give perioperative nurses with less than 23 months in the operating room a firm foundation for career-long professional development success. Additionally, earning the CFPN certification puts early-career perioperative nurses on the fast track to earning either CNOR or CNAMB.

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Topics: CFPN

TrueNorth Award Application: The Best Advice

Posted by Taylor Niss on Sep 29, 2021 11:52:45 AM

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

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Topics: TrueNorth