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Providence Nurses Achieve Medical-Surgical Certification

January 08, 2008
Four members of Providence Medical Center’s Medical-Surgical nursing staff recently earned the credential recognizing the highest standards of medical-surgical nursing, Certified Medical-Surgical Registered Nurses (CMSRN). They are Deborah Kobolt, R.N., C.M.S.R.N., Kansas City, Kan.; Paulette Mason, R.N., C.M.S.R.N., Kansas City, Kan.; Patrick McDermeit, R.N., B.S.N., C.M.S.R.N., Roeland Park, Kan.; and Meghan Moppin, R.N., C.M.S.R.N., Kansas City, Kan.

They join eight other members of the Providence medical-surgical nursing staff who also are certified:  Tiffany Day, Terrie Franklin, Jacqueline Hansen, Jeanetta Lyle-Morgan, Lynn Nemeth, Karen Orr, Aketia Seymour and Kathryn Wallace.

The nurses are certified by the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses (AMSN) and have successfully completed the medical-surgical nursing certification board examination. “Our staff should be congratulated on this outstanding achievement,” says Anne Healy, R.N., B.S.N., M.S.A., C.N.A.-B.C, Providence Medical-Surgical Services director. “Certification is a demonstration of their advanced clinical knowledge and competency. They have definitely gone above and beyond in their nursing practice.”

According to the AMSN, there are many advantages to achieving certification, including:

• Promotion of quality patient care

• Evaluation of standards of medical-surgical nursing practice

• Documentation of a specialized knowledge base

• Expanded career opportunities

• Peer recognition

• Increased self-esteem and satisfaction

“We are very proud of the outstanding care our medical-surgical nurses provide our patients at Providence,” says Barb Tirrell, R.N., Ma.N., interim vice president of Patient Care Services. “We recognize the dedication and commitment each of these nurses has to the practice of medical-surgical nursing and congratulate them on successfully completing their national certification.”