Nicole Eckler, a registered nurse with Little Falls Hospital, OneBassett, recently achieved the certified perioperative nurse (CNOR) designation. CNOR validates that a nurse has the skills and expertise to care for patients before, during and after surgery. CNOR nurses are knowledgeable of the latest standards of practice and care and have the training and skills necessary to provide the highest quality of care to their patients.
The certification eligibility requires an active RN licensure, at least two years of full-time practice as a registered nurse and 2,400-plus hours of perioperative nursing experience.
“Professional development is an integral component of staying informed on new findings and best practices in a continuously changing field,” said Eckler. “Earning the CNOR certification is a personal accomplishment that will make me a better advocate for staff and patient safety in the perioperative setting.”