Eastern Connecticut Health Network (ECHN) is pleased to announce that Rockville General Hospital has earned the CNOR® Strong designation from the Competency & Credentialing Institute (CCI). The CNOR Strong designation is given to facilities that have at least 50 percent of their operating room nursing staff CNOR-certified and provide programs that recognize and reward certified nurses. Manchester Memorial Hospital was recognized as a CNOR-certified facility in 2012.
The program is for perioperative nurses who are interested in improving and validating their knowledge and skills, as well as providing the highest quality care to their patients. Certification also recognizes nurses’ commitment to professional development. It is an objective, measurable way of acknowledging the achievement of specialty knowledge beyond basic nursing preparation and RN licensure.
Research shows that nurses who earn the CNOR credential have greater confidence in their clinical practice. Thus, a team of certified nurses who have mastered the standards of perioperative practice advances a culture of professionalism and promotes improved patient outcomes. This strength in numbers is why CCI launched the CNOR Strong program: to recognize those facilities committed to making a difference for patients both inside and outside of the operating room.
“Patient safety and positive surgical outcomes are of the utmost importance at ECHN,” said Linda Lemire, MS, RN, NEA-BC, Assistant Vice President of Patient Care Services. “Being recognized as a CNOR® designated facility and supporting our nurses as they achieve their perioperative nursing certification aligns directly with our Commitment to Caring.”