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MUSC Florence, nurses earn operating room certifications

March 14, 2019 GMT

FLORENCE, S.C. -- MUSC Health Florence Medical Center announced Wednesday that it has 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.

“I am extremely proud of our OR nurses for their commitment to nursing excellence,” said MUSC Health Florence Medical Center Chief Nursing Officer Costa Cockfield. “These nurses have mastered the standards of perioperative practice and advanced knowledge that positively impacts our patient outcomes. By preparing for and passing this stringent national certification exam, it is obvious our nurses value professional growth which ultimately enhances our patient care, safety and quality. Earning this prestigious CNOR Strong designation is just another example of how MUSC Health Florence Medical Center continues to pride itself on giving excellent patient-centered care.”

The MUSC Health Florence Medical Center CNOR certified nurses are Julie Hart, RN, BSN, CNOR, Elizabeth A. Strickland RN, CNOR, RNFA, Meloney Munn RN, BSN, CNOR, Neva B. Lawson,CST, RN, CNOR, Melissa R. Demars RN, CNOR, and Roxie Usher RN,CNOR.

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 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.