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PRMC’s Perioperative Nurses Awarded a Grant for Certification
Peninsula Regional Medical Center has been awarded the Organizational CNOR Test Preparation Grant sponsored by the Competency and Credentialing Institute (CCI) and the AORN Foundation. PRMC will receive a $3,000 grant to assist prospective CNOR certification candidates as they prepare for the CNOR exam.

The grant application was submitted by Susan S. Lynch, BSN, RN, CNOR, and Professional Development Resource Nurse from the Department of Surgical Services. "This award will definitely help remove some of the financial barriers associated with certification," said Susan, "but the most exciting aspect of the grant is the potential benefit for our patients. They will be recipients of safe patient care from highly skilled, knowledgeable, and competent clinicians who are pursuing ongoing education in order to achieve and maintain certification. By its very nature, certification in perioperative nursing will promote lifelong learning for our nurses, which I strongly believe leads to improved patient outcomes. It's a win-win situation not only for our nurses, but also for our patients and our community."

The Organizational CNOR Test Preparation Grant is one of two grants that were awarded nationwide. Grant monies received from CCI will be used to purchase CNOR study guides, perioperative textbooks, registration fees for an online CNOR prep course, and CNOR study group materials. "This is an opportune time to be awarded a grant for certification, especially as we are learning about the proposed Professional Advancement Program which recognizes certification as part of the advancement process," said Susan.

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