Considered one of the top 10 employers in the Triad, Moses Cone Memorial Hospital, along with Wesley Long Hospitals’ Endoscopy Departments have earned the Excellence in Professionalism Award 2011 from the American Board of Certification for Gastroenterology Nurses.
This award is given to endoscopy departments in which more than half of its nurses have passed certification exams.
“Gastroenterology registered nurse certification means our nurses have studied and achieved a higher level of learning,” says Debbie Woodring, Manager of Endoscopy for the two facilities. “This helps us meet our goal of improving patient care. Certified nurses are more confident in their decision making and more autonomous in their practice.”
Certification in gastroenterology is awarded to individuals who meet eligibility criteria based on experience and who pass an examination covering a broad range of knowledge and skills relevant to gastroenterology.
Studies have shown that certified nurses have a higher level of job satisfaction and personal growth over nurses who are not certified. It also provides a feeling of accomplishment because certified nurses have more effective communication with the healthcare provider team to improve patient outcomes.
According to The Triad Business Journal Moses Cone Health System employs 7300 individuals, making it the 6th largest employer in the Triad.
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