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Methodist Sugar Land Hospital celebrates National Certified Nurses Day. 2013

Sugar Land, TX - 4/5/2013

Methodist Sugar Land Hospital recently celebrated National Certified Nurses Day. The hospital honored over 168 certified nurses for their knowledge, skills and experience demonstrated by achieving certification in a nursing specialty to promote optimal health outcomes for patients.

Honoring Nurses at Methodist Sugar Land Hospital for National Certified Nurses DayHonoring Nurses at Methodist Sugar Land Hospital for National Certified Nurses Day

March 19th has been declared National Certified Nurses Day to create a special day of recognition and celebration for certified nurses around the world. First-declared by the American Nurses Credentialing Center and endorsed by the American Nurses Association, many other nursing certification organizations have signed on to participate in acknowledging the importance of certification to nursing excellence.

“Certification is a formal recognition of knowledge and experience in a particular nursing specialty,” explains Janet Leatherwood, Chief Nursing Officer at Methodist Sugar Land Hospital. “Certification represents a declaration of a particular individual's professional competence and a commitment to their professional development and to the patients they serve. We applaud those nurses receiving their certification which not only fosters professional growth, but also promotes career development.”

Certification of nurses plays an increasingly important role in the assurance of high standards of care for patients and their loved ones. Nursing, like health care in general, has become increasingly complex. A Registered Nurse (RN) license provides entry to general nursing practice, and the knowledge-intensive requirements of modern nursing require extensive education as well as a strong personal commitment to excellence by the nurse.

Methodist Sugar Land Hospital encourages national certification for all of its nurses. There are many nursing certification specialties such as medical-surgical, pediatric, pain management, cardiovascular, oncology, hospice, case management, neonatal, labor and delivery, emergency, critical care and many others.

Please join Methodist Sugar Land Hospital and the nation’s national nursing certification organizations in honoring those hardworking, dedicated nurses for their professionalism and a job well done!

To learn more about Methodist Sugar Land Hospital visit MethodistSugarLand.com or for a physician referral, please call 281-274-7500.