DULLES, VA – StoneSprings Hospital Center is celebrating Nurses Week, May 6-12, by honoring its board certified nurses. Of the 104 nurses on staff, 38 were honored for their professionalism, leadership, and commitment to excellence in patient care.

Board Certification of nurses plays an increasingly important role in the assurance of high standards of care for patients and their loved ones. Nursing, like health care in general has become increasingly complex. While a registered nurse (RN) license provides entry to general nursing practice, the knowledge-intensive requirements of modern nursing require extensive education, as well as a strong personal commitment to excellence by the nurse.

StoneSprings Hospital Center encourages national board certification for all its nurses. Currently 36% of the nursing staff is board certified in a variety of specialties, including: critical care, progressive care, surgery, post anesthesia, women’s and children, infection control, quality, emergency and many others.

Please join StoneSprings Hospital Center and the nation’s national nursing certification organizations in honoring these hardworking, dedicated nurses for their professionalism, and a job well done!