Published on March 13, 2014

Hospital to honor more than 250 board-certified nurses on staff

North Kansas City Hospital is celebrating Certified Nurses Day, March 19, by honoring its board-certified nurses with a special breakfast. More than 250 nurses representing 47 specialty areas are being recognized for their professionalism, leadership and commitment to excellence in patient care.

“We’re proud of our nurses for their dedication and accomplishments in earning national board certification in their nursing specialty,” says Sarah Fields, chief nursing officer. “This personal commitment not only endorses their knowledge and skills, but demonstrates their dedication to high standards of patient care.”

North Kansas City Hospital encourages national board certification for all of its nurses. Nursing, like health care in general, has become increasingly complex. While a registered nurse (RN) license provides entry to general nursing practice, the knowledge-intensive requirements of modern nursing require extensive education, as well as a strong personal commitment to excellence.

The many nursing certification specialties represented at the hospital include cardiac vascular, case management, critical care, emergency nursing, hospice, medical-surgical, oncology, pediatric and pain management. Many nursing certification bodies exist to serve the full range of specialized nursing care offered in the contemporary health care system. National nurse-certifying bodies should be accredited by the Accreditation Board for Specialty Nursing Certification (ABSNC), the National Organization for Competence Assurance (NOCA) or by both organizations.



About North Kansas City Hospital: For more than half a century, North Kansas City Hospital has been at the forefront of providing medical care in the Northland. The hospital is an acute-care facility with 451 licensed beds and specialties in cardiac care, cancer care, women’s health, orthopedics, emergency services and minimally invasive surgery. It provides a full continuum of care from the highest level of neonatal intensive care to award-winning cardiovascular and orthopedic programs to home health and hospice. The medical staff includes more than 550 physicians representing 49 medical specialties.

North Kansas City Hospital is the first hospital in Missouri and one of only a few hospitals in the country to receive the Mission: Lifeline Heart Attack Receiving Center accreditation from the American Heart Association. In addition, the hospital is a major trauma center for emergency care, is rated as one of the busiest adult/pediatric emergency departments in Kansas City, and is an accredited facility for Cycle III Accreditation with PCI designation through the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care.