January 15, 2007 - Nurses from MMH Receive Certification

By Stephanie Johnson
The AACN Certification Corporation recently announced that Jody Bailey and Stacy DeVol, both RNís at Marietta Memorial Hospital, attained CCRN certification after successfully completing the nationally recognized examination.

CCRN certification is one of the most advanced professional credentials that can be achieved by a nurse in the field of critical care. As a result, the CCRN designation is highly regarded as recognition of advanced knowledge and clinical expertise in the care of critically ill patients and their families. Most importantly, the CCRN credential signals that these individuals have been acknowledged by their peers as being among the very best in the critical care nurse profession. There are currently 40,000 neonatal, pediatric and adult CCRN-certified nurses practicing worldwide.

The importance of clinical certification to the health and well being of patients in the US has been well documented. Research studies have specifically linked CCRN certification to higher levels of clinical knowledge, experience and skill. These studies have found that CCRN certified nurses were particularly motivated to maintain clinical excellence even in rapidly changing critical care environments. Further, the studies found that the achievement of certification served as a tangible demonstration of commitment on the part of the individual to patients, families, employers and colleagues alike.

Upon completion of the exam, successful applications are granted CCRN status for a period of three years. Re-certification requires either re-testing or a combination of 100 hours of continuing education and direct bedside clinical practice hour requirements.

For more information about AACN or the Certification Corporation, log on to

Posted: 2007-01-15
CONTACT: Jennifer Offenberger,
Director of Marketing & Public Relations
Marietta Memorial Hospital
Phone: 740-374-1797


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