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Adventist Health Sonora Earns National Recognition in Surgical Nursing

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Adventist Health Sonora is pleased to announce that it has once again been named CNOR® Strong by the Competency & Credentialing Institute (CCI), a designation awarded to facilities with at least 50 percent of its operating room nurses CNOR certified. Adventist Health Sonora exceeds this requirement with 73 percent certified OR nurses.

“Earning the CNOR credential requires a significant commitment to complete rigorous coursework and a challenging exam,” Julie Kline, patient care executive at Adventist Health Sonora, explains. “I am so proud of our nurses who have gone above and beyond to earn their credentials. They have devoted their careers to providing quality care for our surgical patients by developing clinical expertise in perioperative care.”

Research shows that nurses who earn the CNOR credential have greater confidence in their clinical practice. Having a full team of certified nurses who have mastered the standards of perioperative, or surgical, practice provides even more empowerment, advancing a culture of professionalism and promoting improved patient outcomes. The CNOR certification program acknowledges the achievement of specialty knowledge beyond basic nursing preparation and RN licensure.

Adventist Health Sonora is committed to continually improving quality care and supports its certified nurses by providing programs that encourage and recognize the individuals who seek specialty credentials.