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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

St. Francis Health nurses hold certifications in variety of clinical specialties

INDIANAPOLISCertified Nurses Day March 19 is a special day of recognition to celebrate the contributions of board-certified nurses to the advancement of the nursing profession. And Franciscan St. Francis Health has many such nurses on staff.

“This day acknowledges certified nurses’ commitment to excellence,” said Susan McRoberts, chief nursing officer and vice president. “We commend them for their professionalism, leadership, and service they deliver every day.”

St. Francis Health has 320 registered nurses certified in specialty areas such as oncology, surgery, bone marrow transplant, geriatrics, post-anesthesia, orthopedics, dialysis, intensive care, weight loss, nursing services, wound care, educational services, emergency medicine, palliative and hospice care, quality, occupational health, critical care, cardiac, pediatrics, neonatal care, labor and delivery and administration.

“Nursing is more than a career,” McRoberts said. “For us, it is a ministry, and we’re proud so many have answered the call by choosing St. Francis as their professional home.”

St. Francis has more than 1,400 nurses at its hospital campuses at Indianapolis, Beech Grove and Mooresville.

Certified Nurses Day was originated by the American Nurses Credentialing Center and is supported by several professional nursing advocacy organizations.

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