After careful review and consideration, CCI has decided to streamline the Certified Foundational Perioperative Nurse (CFPN®) credential by removing all components outside of the Knowledge-Based Test. CCI has also added an extension year for individuals to remain as active CFPN® certificants while pursuing our other credentials. These changes will go into effect on November 9, 2023. While we have removed these components, CCI upholds the highest standards of excellence in perioperative nursing and maintains CFPN® as an accredited and reputable credential. In this post, we will clarify the details regarding such updates.
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.
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.