Resources in health care are becoming more scarce and, in some cases, harder to access. Nurses are resources but unfortunately there is a national shortage of nursing.
However, in this era of managed care and reimbursement constraints, there is a need for certified nurses.
What does certification mean to the professional nurse? Why is it important? What are the benefits of certifying your chosen profession?
Certification holds numerous benefits for nurses, read on and learn those advantages.
- It establishes professionalism. Certification exemplifies expertise and dedication to a specific subject area. Likewise, when the nurse is certified, it shows evidence of her professional growth. It also shows a life-long learning for the benefit of patients.
- It demonstrates commitment. Certification demonstrates a level of commitment to the nurses and to the well-being of the patients.
- It promotes expertise. Patients and their families are becoming more knowledgeable and they are consumers. Therefore, they are more likely to choose a professional with expertise.
- It is self-fulfilling. Earning certification does take time and it does require a level of dedication. However, it can prove to be self-fulfilling, and it can instill pride in those who obtain it.
- It offers quality in health care. Certification demonstrates competency and expertise (as previously stated). Competent nurses with certification will promote quality in healthcare.
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