Thursday, May 31, 2012
Marietta Memorial Hospital’s Kassandra Shafer Earns CCRN Certification
Kassandra Shafer, BSN, RN, CCRN, recently passed the CCRN exam, making her the tenth CCRN in Marietta Memorial Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit. The CCRN certification is a credential granted by the American Association of Critical Care Nurses that validates a nurse’s knowledge of nursing care for acutely or critically ill patients. The CCRN certification also reinforces the special knowledge and experience required for acute and critical care nursing.
The CCRN exam is specifically for nurses who work at the bedside of acutely and critically ill patients. A nurse must work a minimum of 1,750 hours in direct bedside care of the acutely or critically ill patient before being able to sit for the CCRN exam.
Meeting these requirements, Shafer was able to undertake and pass the CCRN exam. Shafer has been a part of the Intensive Care Unit at Marietta Memorial Hospital for 4 years. She earned her Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from The Ohio State University in 2008. Shafer’s experience and accomplishments have made her worthy of recognition as the tenth CCRN in the Intensive Care Unit at Marietta Memorial Hospital.
The Memorial Health System is a not-for-profit health system governed by a volunteer board of community members that are committed to providing comprehensive services that meet the needs of our region. We are comprised of a network of two hospitals, outpatient service sites, assisted and long-term care facilities and a retirement community. We work in innovative ways to meet the healthcare challenges of today, while preparing for the health needs of our communities in the future.