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Celebrating Certified Nurses Day on March 19th Worldwide

Certified Nurses day is celebrated with an intent to honor nurses worldwide who achieve national board certification in their specialty and made their honest contribution to improve patient outcomes.

An RN license allows nurses to practice but obtaining a certification asserts they have advance knowledge, efficient skills and exposure to deliver the best in their nursing field. It is a step to take your RN license to next level. To motivate them an annual day of recognition is specifically dedicated to nursing excellence and professionalism.

Though people are not acquainted with it as it was initiated in the year 2008 only. The purpose of selecting March 19th was, to honor the birthday of late Margretta “Gretta” Madden Styles. She was an international pioneer of nursing certification and meticulously designed the first comprehensive study of nurse credentialing. Gretta consistently worked for more than two decades for advancing nursing practice and regulation. For this reason The American Nurse Credentialing Center (ANCC) and the American Nurses Association collaborated together to create this Certified Nurses Day along with the support of leading nursing organizations and government.

Styles was an accomplished advocate for nursing standards, her impeccable work of Styles, created a global impact on nursing. She made her theories renowned around the globe and also successfully headed the work of the International Council of Nurses (ICN) on nursing regulation. Moreover, she has been a true driving force behind the creation of the ANCC and other advance certification in nursing across the U.S.

Celebrate by Giving the Gift of Recognition

To appreciate the certified nurses in your life or at work place, give them a gift of recognition in the form of appreciation and showing gratitude for their continued competency throughout their career and contribution to advancement of nursing practice and nursing services as a whole.


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