Texas A&M University-Texarkana is celebrating Certified Nurses Day, March 19, by honoring the six faculty and staff members who are board-certified nurses. The following nurses are being recognized for their professionalism, leadership, and commitment to excellence in nursing:
Susanne Tullos – Nationally Certified School Nurse
Carol Flores – Nursing Professional Development
Caty Burks – Certified Healthcare Simulation Expert & Nursing Professional Development
Laura Cockrell – Certified Post Anesthesia Nurse
Julie Durand — Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Dr. Heather McKnight — Nurse Executive
Board certification of nurses plays an increasingly important role in the assurance of high standards of nursing. 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.
Texas A&M University-Texarkana encourages national board certification for all its nurses. Please join Texas A&M University Texarkana and the nation’s national nursing certification organizations in honoring these hardworking, dedicated nurses for their professionalism and a job well done.