CCI Blog

2023 TrueNorth Winner: Inova Heart & Vascular Institute Cardiovascular OR

Posted by Lindsey McNorton on Jun 23, 2023 9:09:15 AM

In many ways, certification acts as a compass directing a nurse’s clinical practice toward 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

5 Reasons Why Facilities Should Hire Certified Perioperative Nurses

Posted by Lindsey McNorton on May 19, 2023 11:23:08 AM

You want better patient outcomes. So do we.

 

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Topics: Insider

CNOR vs CNAMB

Posted by Lindsey McNorton on Apr 24, 2023 1:16:06 PM

Understanding the Differences Between Two Specialty Nursing Certifications.

 

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Certification validates a nurse’s knowledge, skills, and abilities in a defined role. The Certified Operating Room Nurse (CNOR) and the Certified Ambulatory Surgery Nurse (CNAMB) are two certifications that demonstrate commitment to exceptional patient safety. While both certifications validate professional competencies, they differ in eligibility standards, are applicable in different surgical settings, and have a different scope of practice. Discover what credential is best suited for your area of practice.

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Topics: Insider, CNOR, CNAMB

Introducing Our New CEO: A Message of Excitement and Innovation

Posted by Lindsey McNorton on Mar 20, 2023 12:37:07 PM

Dear members of the CCI community,

We are thrilled to announce that the Competency & Credentialing Institute has a new CEO. We are excited to welcome Melissa Nosik, Ph.D., BCBA-D, ICE-CCP, SHRM-SCP, to our organization, and we look forward to the positive changes and innovations she will bring to CCI.

Melissa has been previously working as Deputy Chief Executive Officer for the Behavior Analyst Certification Board and has more than nine years of experience related to handling the operations and growth of specialized certification organizations. She has a deep understanding of the importance of competency-based education and its vital role in credentialing, and we are confident that she is the right person to lead CCI into the future.

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CEO of CCI Retires

Posted by Lindsey McNorton on Jan 30, 2023 12:32:41 PM

After six years, James X. Stobinski, Ph.D., RN, CNOR, CNAMB, CSSM(E), CEO of the Competency and Credentialing Institute, announced his retirement, anticipated on February 23, 2023. Stobinski started with CCI in September 2011. Under his leadership, CCI added three credentials, seven microcredentials, and two Certificate of Mastery programs, and received accreditation for four of the six CCI credentials, all with the primary goal of ensuring competency in the perioperative nursing community.

We had the opportunity to sit down and interview Jim to reflect on his time spent with CCI. He provided insight on what he will miss most about employment and how he plans to spend his retirement. 

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Topics: CSSM, CFPN

8 Tips for Preparing for Your Remote Exam

Posted by Lindsey McNorton on Jan 18, 2023 12:57:54 PM

 

Remote Secure Proctored Examinations are new to the realm of test taking. This method of test delivery allows you to take your exam in the comfort of your own home. Enjoy the flexibility and schedule your next exam remotely. 

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Topics: Insider

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