Workforce Development Advocate
to Address Certified Nurses
Annual Luncheon at NTI Celebrates Achievements
Janet M. Bingle, RN, MS, a well-known lecturer and
nurse consultant, and founder of the Indiana Nursing Workforce Development
Coalition, is the featured speaker for the annual Certification Luncheon at NTI
2004 in Orlando, Fla.
This popular luncheon is a ticketed event where CCRN-,
CCNS- and ACNP-certified critical care nurses as well as CCRN alumni gather each
year to celebrate their achievement and the value of certification.
Currently chief nursing officer for the Community
Health Network and vice president of Clinical Standards, Education and Research,
Bingle is considered an expert speaker on a range of topics, including Patient
Care Redesign, Professional Nursing Practice and Leadership, the Scope and Value
of the Clinical Nurse Specialist, Evidence-Based Practice and Advanced Nursing
Practice. She was a Distinguished Lecturer for Sigma Theta Tau International
Nursing Honor Society for 12 years.
Her talk at the Certification Luncheon, titled
�Certified Nursing Practice Makes a Difference,� offers 0.5 hours of CE credit.
Bingle is a founding member and past president of
the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists. She is currently
associate editor of Clinical Nurse Specialist: The Journal of Advanced Nursing
Bingle�s presentation is cosponsored by Hill-Rom and
Tenet. Atrium Medical Corp. sponsors the special memento mugs that are given to
NTI 2004 is scheduled for May 15 through 22.
Additional information and registration is available by calling (800) 899-2226.
April 6 is the discounted early-bird registration deadline.
CCRN Exam Unavailable From May 17
Through July 9
The CCRN certification examination will NOT be
available at AMP assessment centers from May 17 through July 9 as revised exam
forms are prepared and distributed to the testing centers.
The revisions to the content of the CCRN exam for
adult, pediatric and neonatal critical care nurses follow a comprehensive,
two-year study of acute and critical care nursing practice. The exam will
continue to have a clinical judgment focus of 80%, with all clinical judgment
items to be age specific. The core section encompassing components of the AACN
Synergy Model for Patient Care will continue to represent 20% of the exam.
Eligibility periods will be extended to allow exam
candidates the full 90 days to schedule and sit for the CCRN exam.
Computer-based testing will resume on July 12 with the revised, 150-question,
three-hour CCRN exam.
PCCN and CCRN Item Writers
PCCN Item Writers
Item writers for AACN Certification Corporation�s
new PCCN certification exam for progressive care nurses, as well as for the
revised CCRN certification exam met recently in Costa Mesa, Calif. Members of
the corresponding Exam Development Committees were to meet this month. Item
writers who gathered are Norma V. Barlow, RN, MSN, CCRN, Madeleine M. Burke, RN,
BSN, CCRN, Stephanie L. Calcasola, RN, MSN, Gyl G. Corona, RN, MSN, CCRN, CCNS,
Jo Ellen Craghead, RN, MSN, CCRN, Beverly E. George-Gay, RN, MSN, CCRN, Sabrina
P. Gmerek-Pettus, RN, MSN, ARNP, BC, CCRN, Linda G. Martinez, RN, MSN, CCRN, CS,
Kathleen A. Mendez, RN, MS, CNS, CCRN, Mary A. Stahl, RN, MSN, CCRN, APRN, BC,
and Susan E. White, RN, MSN, CNS.
Adult CCRN Exam Item Writers
Item writers for the adult CCRN exam are Devin S.
CS, MSN, CCRN, RRT, Leslie A. Collins, RN, MS,
CCNS, APRN, Shelba D. Durston, RN, MSN, CCRN,
Dirks, RN, MS, CCRN, Nicolette C. Mininni, RN,
Marthe J. Moseley, RN, PhD, CCRN, CCNS, Barbara
RN, CNS, PhD, CCRN, and Kimberly K. Smith, RN,
Pediatric CCRN Exam Item Writers
Item writers for the pediatric CCRN exam are Barb
RN, BSN, CCRN, Marcella L. Donkin, RN, MSN, CPNP, CCRN,
Michael A. Frakes, RN, BSN, CCFN, CFRN, Suzan R.
RN, MS, CCNS, Kay Rhoades, RN, MSN, ARNP, CCRN,
Diana Scolaro-Cook, RN, BSN, CCRN, Jodie
Stabinski, RN, BS,
CCRN, and Jamie Langdon Wiggins, RN, BSN, CCRN.
Neonatal CCRN Exam Item Writers
Items writers for the neonatal CCRN exam
are Wanda Todd Bradshaw, RNC, MSN, CCRN,
Gina M. Harris, RNC, MSN, NNP, CCRN, Jeanette
Harrison, RN, MSN, CCNS, Diane E. McClure, RN,
MSN, CCRN, CNS, C, CPNP, Michelle M. Scannell,
RN, CCRN, and Michelle Stormont, RN, BSN, CCRN.