Photo Caption:  These nurses represent an even larger groupof certified nurses at Cartersville Medical Center.  Pictured, left to right are:  Kristi Plank, Lisa Ponder, Wendy Day, Sandy Dudek, Richard Eberhart, Darlene Carroll, Linda Clark, Jaina Carnes, Stephanie Feller, Clair Williams, Heather Clement, Cyndi Picou, Cammy Boardman, Jill Frasier and Nancy Walter.

Cartersville, GA; March 23, 2016 – Cartersville Medical Center recently recognized the unique contributions of certified nurses as Certified Nurses Day was observed on Saturday, March 19. The hospital’s certified nurses include:

Stephanie Feller, RN, BSN CWON, CM

Linda Clark, RN, CWON,

Darlene Dean, RN, BSN, WOCN, CWCN

Wendy Day, RN, CCRN

Hope Allen, CCRN

Cammy Boardman, RN, CNOR

Allison Holbrook, RN, CNOR

Kristi Plank, RN, BSN, CNOR

Cyndi Picou, RN, CNOR

Nancy Walter, RN, CNOR

Richard Eberhart, RN, CDE

Rachel Sutton, RN, CPN

Jan Tidwell, RN, BSN, MSN, CDE

Darlene Carroll, RN, CEN

Lisa Ponder, RN, BSN, MSN-BC

Jill Frasier, RN, BSN, CCRN, ONS

Liz Kariuki, RN,MSN-CB

Mara Scofield, RN, MSN-CB

Terra Tanturri, RN, ONS

Linda Beuoy, RN, ONS

Jan Hartness, RN, BSN CSPC

Clair Williams, RN, BSN, CPPS, CPHRM

Brandae Johnston, RN, CNOR

Kim Hogan, RN,BSN, CPHQ

Sandy Dudek, RN, CEN

Heather Clement, RN, BSN, CEN

Jaina Carnes, RN, BSN, CEN

John Lee, RN, CEN

Calvin Eddins, RN, CEN

Mitzi Collins RN, BSN,CEN

Stephanie Armstrong, RN-C

Amy Pittman, RN-C

Colleen Graham, RN-C


“It takes dedication, persistence and perseverance for nurses to achieve and maintain certification,” said Ed Moyer, Chief Nursing Officer at Cartersville Medical Center.  “I’m proud of our certified nurses and that our hospital supports and recognizes the contribution they make to nursing.”


Certification validates a nurse’s specialty knowledge for practice in a defined functional or clinical area of nursing. According to data collected by the American Board of Nursing Specialties in 2014, more than 757,912 nurses in the United States and Canada held certifications, an increase of more than 74,228 certificants compared to 2013 survey data. These certifications were granted by 28 certifying organizations and represent 144 different credentials. Currently, more than 94,000 certified acute and critical care nurses hold AACN Certification Corporation’s credentials, such as CCRN, PCCN, CCRN-E, CCRN-K, CCNS, ACNPC, ACNPC-AG, ACCNS-AG, ACCNS-P, ACCNS-N, CNML, CMC and CSC.


In addition, certification benefits patients and their families, validating that the nurse caring for them has demonstrated experience, knowledge and skills in the complex specialties of acute and critical care.


Certified Nurses Day is an annual worldwide event dedicated to celebrating certification as a means to ensure high standards of patient care and to promote continuing excellence in the nursing profession. Initially proposed by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, the day honors the birthday of the late Margretta “Greta” Madden Styles, an international pioneer of nursing certification who designed the first comprehensive study of nurse credentialing.