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Perioperative nurses are CNOR Strong

Perioperative nurses are CNOR Strong

Shriners Hospitals for Children Medical Center — Lexington is changing lives every day through innovative pediatric specialty care, world-class research and outstanding medical education.

The Lexington Shriners Medical Center is proud to announce that the perioperative nurses working in our ambulatory surgery center recently earned the Certified Perioperative Nurse (CNOR) Strong designation.

In order to apply for this designation, at least 50% of eligible perioperative nursing staff at your health care facility must be CNOR certified. The Lexington Shriners Medical Center currently has 100% of its perioperative nurses accredited as CNOR.

CNOR is the only accredited certification for perioperative registered nurses. CNOR certification assesses the knowledge and skills of a perioperative nurse with a minimum of two years of clinical practice. The exam takes approximately 3 hours and 45 minutes to complete, and it is recommended that individuals spend three months studying and preparing for the exam.

Connie Wilson, director of patient care services and nurse executive, recently submitted the Lexington Shriners Ambulatory Surgery Center’s perioperative nursing staff for evaluation for the CNOR Strong designation, and the team was awarded the designation.

“I am extremely proud of our operating room nurses for their commitment to nursing excellence. Having 100% of our surgical nurses certified in their field of practice is a mark of distinction unheard of in most perioperative settings across the nation,” said Wilson. “Our nurses demonstrate a commitment to upholding the highest standards in patient safety, and I am honored to celebrate their achievement."

Our patients are our priority. We take the time to care, and part of that care involves staying educated and up-to-date on our medical knowledge and skills so that our patients receive the most amazing pediatric orthopaedic care anywhere.