Trinity Mother Frances Receives National Recognition for Its Support of Perioperative Nursing Certification - CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Health System

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Published on March 02, 2015

Trinity Mother Frances Receives National Recognition for Its Support of Perioperative Nursing Certification

Tyler, Texas – Trinity Mother Frances Hospital in Tyler is pleased to announce it has recently earned the CNOR® Strong designation from the Competency & Credentialing Institute (CCI). The CNOR Strong designation is given to facilities having at least 50 percent of its OR nursing staff CNOR certified, and provides programs that reward and recognize its certified nurses. This is the first year TMFH&C’s Surgery Department has qualified for this designation. At present, only 102 hospitals in the nation have attained the status of CNOR Strong.

The CNOR® certification program is for perioperative nurses interested in improving and validating their knowledge and skills, and providing the highest quality care to their patients. Certification also recognizes a nurse’s commitment to professional development. It is an objective, measurable way of acknowledging the achievement of specialty knowledge beyond basic nursing preparation and RN licensure.

Research shows that nurses who earn the CNOR credential have greater confidence in their clinical practice. Thus, a team of certified nurses who have mastered the standards of perioperative practice provides even more empowerment, further advancing a culture of professionalism and promoting improved patient outcomes. This strength in numbers is why CCI launched the CNOR Strong program; to recognize those facilities committed to making a difference for its patients both inside and outside of the OR.

Patient safety and positive surgical outcomes are of the utmost importance to a facility, and supporting nurses as they exceed expectations to achieve their perioperative nursing certification shows Trinity Mother Frances Hospitals and Clinics’ commitment to its core values.

Established in 1979, CCI provides the CNOR® and CRNFA® credentials to more than 34,000 registered nurses, making it one of the largest specialty nursing credentialing organizations and the leading certification body for perioperative nurses. The mission of CCI is to lead competency credentialing that promotes safe, quality patient care and that supports lifelong learning.

Visit their website to learn more about the Competency and Credentialing and for more information on Trinity Mother Frances Hospitals and Clinics Surgery, contact Ryan Wilhelmsen, Director of Surgical Services, at 903-606-4002.