Burke Rehabilitation Hospital will celebrate all 48 of the Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurses on staff on Monday, March 19th in honor of Certified Nurses Day.
Nursing, like healthcare in general, has become increasingly complex. Nurses who achieve the Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse (CRRN) credential demonstrate knowledge, experience and commitment to excellence in comprehensive care for people with physical disabilities and chronic illnesses in all specialties and settings of rehabilitation.
“Burke encourages certification and recognizes its certified nurses for their professionalism and dedication to excellence in rehabilitation nursing,” Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer Marie Spencer, PhD, RN, CRRN said. “Certification demonstrates the nurses’ commitment to higher standards of patient care. Their CRRN credentials are recognized, trusted and appreciated. It is an honor to work alongside so many professionals who are truly committed to improving the lives of our patients.”
Rehabilitation nursing practice includes care management and treatment of conditions such as stroke, traumatic brain injury, aging issues, MS, cardiovascular illness, arthritis, and spinal cord injury. Certification in rehabilitation nursing shows employers, colleagues, patients and the public that a nurse is committed to excellence in caring for people with physical disabilities and chronic illnesses. It also indicates that he or she is an experienced rehabilitation or restorative nurse who has achieved a high level of knowledge in this practice area.
Burke Rehabilitation Hospital joins the nation’s national certification organizations in honoring these hardworking, dedicated nurses for their professionalism and a job well done.