March 19 every year is a day to recognize board certified nurses in many nursing specialties. Certification is a profession’s official recognition of achievement, expertise, and clinical judgment. It is a mark of excellence that requires continued learning and skill development to maintain.
In infusion nursing, many are confused with the terms “certification” and“certificate”. These two terms are not the same and shouldn’t be used interchangeably. Read about the difference in a previous blog called“Yes, I am IV certified”. Still many use the terms interchangeably creating continuous confusion. Perhaps, we should begin to use the term” Board certified” when referring to our specialty nursing certification awarded by certification corporations of nursing boards or nursing organizations.
For all the certified nurses, we salute you!! Celebrate your success and enjoy the day.
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