Chilton Hospital celebrated Certified Nurses Day March 19 by honoring nurses who contribute to better patient outcomes through national board certification in their specialty. The hospital’s 119 certified nurses represent 26 percent of its nursing population, compared to the national average of 20 percent.

To be certified, a nurse must practice in their area of specialty for a minimum of two years and prepare for a rigorous exam. Continuing education is required to maintain certification. Read More