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191 CVPH RNs with Certifications Celebrated - Certification demonstrates extraordinary commitment to patients, professional growth

191 CVPH RNs with Certifications Celebrated

Certification demonstrates extraordinary commitment to patients, professional growth

 

PLATTSBURGH, NY (3/13/2019) – The 191 registered nurses at the University of Vermont Health Network – Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital (CVPH) with national specialty certifications significantly contribute to the high quality care provided at the Plattsburgh facility.

Certification offers a third party acknowledgment of a nurse’s knowledge for practice in a specific area such as critical care, medical/surgical, trauma care or wound care among many others.  According to data collected by the American Board of Nursing Specialties in 2016, more than 769,917 nurses in the United States and Canada held certifications granted by 28 certifying organizations.

“Nurses who obtain certification demonstrate an extraordinary commitment to their patients and their professional growth. Patients who are cared for by these nurses benefit from their advanced knowledge, expertise and experience. We are so fortunate that so many of our nurses have achieved and maintained these certifications,” explained CVPH Chief Nursing Officer Carrie Howard Canning.  

Earning certification requires hours of study and preparation followed by testing to validate their understanding and competency. This process can take up to a year to complete.

While obtaining and maintaining certification at CVPH is a voluntarily endeavor, there are scholarships and financial incentives available to nurses who elect to further their education.

CVPH is celebrating Certified Nurse Day March 19 recognizing the 191 certified RNs and promoting awareness about certification opportunities and benefits.

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About Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital
The University of Vermont Health Network - Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital (CVPH) is a private, not-for profit hospital in Plattsburgh, NY.  Established in 1967 with the merger of Champlain Valley and Physicians Hospitals, CVPH joined Fletcher Allen Partners in 2012, which in 2014 became The University of Vermont Health Network.  Together with its partner hospitals, the UVM Medical Group and a home health agency, CVPH provides high quality, cost effective care, close to home. Services include an award winning cardiac services program, accredited cancer center, freestanding ambulatory surgery center, comprehensive rehabilitation services and a 24 hour physician-staffed Emergency Department.  Governed by a 15-member Board of Directors, CVPH is accredited by the Joint Commission and licensed by New York State and Medicare/Medicaid Approved.  Learn more at UVMHealth.org/CVPH or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.

 

        

About The University of Vermont Health Network
The University of Vermont Health Network is an integrated system serving the residents of Vermont and northern New York with a shared mission: working together, we improve people’s lives.  The partners are:

 

Our 4,000 health care professionals are driven to provide high-quality, cost-efficient care as close to home as possible. Strengthened by our academic connection to the University of Vermont, each of our affiliates remains committed to its local community by providing compassionate, personal care shaped by the latest medical advances and delivered by highly skilled experts.