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National recognition for perioperative nursing certification

Gerald Bryant,
Chief Nursing Officer

Baptist Beaumont Hospital is pleased to announce that it has earned the CNOR® Strong designation from the Competency & Credentialing Institute (CCI). The CNOR Strong designation is given to facilities that have at least 50 percent of their operating room nursing staff CNOR certified and provide programs that recognize and reward certified nurses. This is the first year CCI has awarded this elite status to facilities nationwide.

The program is for perioperative nurses who are interested in improving and validating their knowledge and skills, as well as providing the highest quality care to their patients. Certification also recognizes nurses’ commitment to professional development. It is an objective, measurable way of acknowledging the achievement of specialty knowledge beyond basic nursing preparation and RN licensure.

Research shows that nurses who earn the CNOR credential have greater confidence in their clinical practice. Thus, a team of certified nurses who have mastered the standards of perioperative practice advances a culture of professionalism and promotes improved patient outcomes. This strength in numbers is why CCI launched the CNOR Strong program: to recognize those facilities committed to making a difference for patients both inside and outside of the operating room.


Patient safety and positive surgical outcomes are of the utmost importance, and supporting nurses as they exceed expectations to achieve their perioperative nursing certification shows Baptist Beaumont Hospital’s commitment to its core values.



Gerald Bryant, DNP, RN, NEA-BC
Chief Nursing Officer
Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas

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