Certification White Paper:
Safeguarding the Patient and the Profession
On December 11, 2002, AACN took a big step with a bold voice and released to the media a definitive report on the benefits that specialty certification for nurses brings to the public, employers and to nurses themselves.
Titled Safeguarding the Patient and the Profession: The Value of Critical Care Nurse Certification, the report puts forth a call to action for all who can influence and will benefit from certified nurses' contribution to patient care. The release of this white paper is a major part of AACN's initiative to raise awareness of the value of nurse certification. Access the press release, report and additional reference documents below.
Related Reference Documents
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