ACH Nurses Earn Certification
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Cindy Campbell, RN, CNOR and ACH Coordinator of Surgical Services and Christina Arters, RN, CNOR were both granted their certificates from the Competency Credentialing Institute (CCI).
CCI is a member of the American Board of Nursing Specialties (ABNS), an organization that includes more than 25 specialty nursing certification organizations.
Campbell, who received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from the University of Akron in 1990, has worked at ACH for the past six years.
Part of the reason she chose to pursue the higher certification was to be able to better lead through example.
â€œThis was a personal goal that I set for myself in order to enhance my OR acumen and also to encourage others in the department to pursue it, as well,â€ said Campbell.
It must have worked because in May, just two months after Campbell received her certification, Arters achieved the same objective.
â€œI just want to keep broadening the scope of my practice and to continue to increase my post-operative skills,â€ said Arters.
Arters graduated from KentStateUniversity with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree in 2000 and began working in the Emergency Room two years later. In 2003, she moved to the OR, fulfilling a lifelong dream. â€œI always wanted to be a surgery nurse,â€ said Arters.
Campbell lives in Minerva with her husband Rodney and their three children Lindsey, Jacob and Morgan. Arters and her husband Joe, a podiatric physician who completed his residency at ACH, make their home in Canfield with their 16-month-old son Jackson. The Arters are also expecting a new baby boy this October.
To learn more about nursing certification through the ABNS, visit www.nursingcertification.org.