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Orange Regional Medical Center Celebrates Certified Nurses Day

March 18, 2013

Middletown, NY- Orange Regional Medical Center is celebrating Certified Nurses Day on Tuesday, March 19 by honoring its board certified nurses. This year, 216 nurses are being recognized for their professionalism, leadership and commitment to excellence in patient care.

Board certification of nurses plays an increasingly important role as it assures high standards of care for patients and their loved ones. While a registered nurse license provides entry to general nursing practice, the knowledge-intensive requirements necessitates extensive education, as well as a strong personal commitment to excellence by the nurse.

Orange Regional encourages national board certification for all its nurses and patients are encouraged to inquire whether there are certified nurses on staff when they visit the hospital or their primary care provider. Board certification recognizes the nurses who have met the educational preparation required for the role, the specialty practice requirement and who have passed the board certification exam.

“I’d like to commend our certified nurses for their dedication to their profession, their resolve in continuing their professional development and their commitment to the patients they serve,” says Orange Regional’s Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer, Joanne Ritter-Teitel.

There are many nursing certification specialties such as medical-surgical, pediatric, pain management, cardiac vascular, oncology, hospice, case management, emergency nursing, critical care and many others.

To learn about the nursing opportunities available at Orange Regional Medical Center, visit www.ormccareers.org.

Orange Regional Medical Center is a member of the Greater Hudson Valley Health System.

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