The CNOR Strong designation is given to facilities having at least
50% of its Operating Room nursing staff CNOR certified, and provides
programs that reward and recognize its certified nurses. This is the
first year CCI has awarded this elite status to facilities
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 ALMH’s commitment to its core values.
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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.
For more information about the Competency and Credentialing
www.cc-institute.org For more information on ALMH, visit
[Text received; ANGELA STOLTZENBURG,
ABRAHAM LINCOLN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL]