2014 VUMC Annual Certified Nurses

2013 VUMC Certified Nurses

Certified Nurses Day is March 19 and we want to highlight our VUMC Certified Nurses on www.VanderbiltNursing.com and additional VUMC communications.

There are two opportunities to be featured if you are a VUMC Certified Nurse (**please see definition below of what is considered a Certified Nurse for this opportunity)!
Please join us for our annual Certified Nurses group photo with
Marilyn Dubree, MSN, RN, NE-BC
Executive Chief Nursing Officer
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Friday, February 21, 2014
Light Hall 202
Please arrive at 7:30 am to allow for participants to be positioned. 
We plan on snapping the group shot at 7:45.

If you are unavailable to attend the VUMC Certified Nurses group photo, we still want to include you!
Please submit photos of Certified Nurses from your unit/area (group photos preferred) with names and credentials to sherri.stringfellow@vanderbilt.edu no later than March 7, 2014.

**For this feature, the definition of a "Certified VUMC Nurse":
Certification is the formal recognition of the specialized knowledge, skills and experience demonstrated
by the achievement of standards identified by a nursing specialty to promote optimal health outcomes. 
After meeting defined eligibility criteria, a certification candidate achieves a nationally recognized
credential through successful completion of a rigorous examination.
What certifications are included?
Specific nursing roles have designated skill sets that are required for safe patient care, such as:  basic life
support (BLS), advanced cardiac life support (ACLS), pediatric advanced life support (PALS) and others. 
While these skill sets are crucial to patient safety, professional certification goes above and beyond this to measure and acknowledge an exceptional level of competency in nursing specialties.  BLS, ACLS, etc. certifications are not included in this photo op. Certifications include; CCRN, CPN, OCN, CNOR, etc.