Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Celebrate Certified Nurses on March 19 by Giving the Gift of Knowledge

Dave Kyllo

Certified Nurses Day™, held annually on March 19, honors nurses worldwide who contribute to better patient outcomes through national board certification in their specialty. A registered nurse (RN) license allows nurses to practice. Certification affirms advanced knowledge, skill, and practice to meet the challenges of modern nursing.

The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) offers certification in gerontological nursing – the gold standard in demonstrating clinical excellence in geriatric patient care.  ANCC is the world’s largest and most prestigious nurse credentialing organization and a subsidiary of the American Nurses Association. Less than one percent of America’s RNs are board certified in gerontological nursing. 

To help RNs prepare for the certification exam, AHCA/NCAL offers a course called Gero Nurse Prep. RNs who complete the course earn 30 nursing contact hours and experience a 96% pass rate on the ANCC certification exam on the first try. Gero Nurse Prep students see a whopping 24 percent average increase between their pre- and post-test scores. 

Gero Nurse Prep is on sale! Save $100 off the regular registration fee now through April 30 by using promo code VBP2019 (all caps). AHCA/NCAL Gero Nurse Prep provides tremendous value at this AHCA/NCAL member $590 sale price. That’s less than $20 per contact hour for outstanding nursing education that makes a measurable difference on so many fronts. For RNs interested in pursuing Board certification through ANCC, there is an additional and separate cost of $395. 

There are three easy ways to learn more about Gero Nurse Prep and ANCC Board certification:

1. Watch this video to learn more about AHCA/NCAL Gero Nurse Prep and build a strong geriatric nursing team with AHCA/NCAL Gero Nurse Prep.  

2. For an even deeper dive into competent geriatric nursing, watch this free AHCA/NCAL webinar “Improving Clinical Outcomes through Competent Gerontological Nurses.” 
 
3. Attend the Monday, March 18 AHCA/NCAL Quality Symposium session in Tampa at 1 p.m. titled “Competent Geriatric RNs – The New Driver of Financial Performance.” The session will feature the latest AHCA/NCAL research showing the impact Board certified RNs have on key quality indicators, survey citations and reimbursement.   
AHCA/NCAL encourages members to recognize their certified nurses on March 19. If your RNs are not yet ANCC Board certified, take this important step on your quality journey and check out AHCA/NCAL Gero Nurse Prep today.       

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