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Medical Center Nationally Recognized for Excellence in Perioperative Nursing

Awards & Recognition

Sonora Regional Medical Center is pleased to announce it has recently earned the CNOR® Strong designation from the Competency & Credentialing Institute (CCI). The CNOR Strong designation is awarded to facilities with at least 50 percent of its operating room nurses CNOR certified. Sonora Regional Medical Center exceeds this requirement with 80 percent certified OR nurses. Facilities must also provide programs to reward and recognize its certified nurses.

Research shows that nurses who earn the CNOR credential have greater confidence in their clinical practice. Thus, a full team of certified nurses who have mastered the standards of perioperative practice provides even more empowerment, further advancing a culture of professionalism and promoting 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 its patients both inside and outside of the OR.

The CNOR® certification program is for perioperative nurses interested in improving and validating their knowledge and skills and providing the highest quality care to their patients. Certification also recognizes a nurse’s commitment to professional development. It is an objective, measurable way of acknowledging the achievement of specialty knowledge beyond basic nursing preparation and RN licensure.

Patient safety and positive surgical outcomes are of the utmost importance to Sonora Regional Medical Center. Supporting nurses as they exceed expectations to achieve their perioperative nursing certification demonstrates a commitment to expanding clinical expertise to continually improve safety and quality patient care.