Florida Hospital North Pinellas Celebrates Certified Nurses Day March 19

By on March 18, 2013

Tarpon Springs, FLA. –  – Florida Hospital North Pinellas is celebrating Certified Nurses Day, March 19th by honoring its board certified nurses. The following nurses are being recognized for their professionalism, leadership and commitment to excellence in patient care:

Mary Assalone – CNOR –Surgical Services

Sharon Haner – CNOR – Surgical Services

Deedra Vecsey – CNOR – Surgical Services

Joanne Mangos – CNOR – Surgical Services

Lorraine Villeneuve – RB-BC – Medical-Surgical

Marsha Bausor – RNC-OB – Women’s Services

Madeline Weis – CCRN – Critical Care

Karen Stem – CNOR – Surgical Services

Heather Vernillo – Nursery – Women’s Services

John Barry – CCRN – Critical Care

John Gundel – CNOR – Surgical Services

Gloria Shaeffer – RN-BC – TCU Services

Susan Kardas – CNOR – Surgical Services

Barbara Arnold – CNOR – Surgical Services

Susan Marton – CNOR – Surgical Services

Andrea Goettel – PCCN – Progressive Care

Daryl Sample – CRNI/VA-BC – PICC Services

Thomas Mazzant – CPN – Pediatric

Debra Chillious – RN-BC – Medical-Surgical

Julie McCullough – CNOR – Surgical Services

Susan Sweet – RNC-OB – Women’s Services

Tina Baum – CWOCN/ACNS-BC – Wound Care


Board Certification of nurses plans an increasingly important role in the assurance of high standards of care for patients and their loved ones. 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 post-secondary and continuing education and a strong personal commitment to excellence by the nurse.

Florida Hospital North Pinellas encourages board certification for all its nurses. Patients are encouraged to inquire whether there are certified nurses on staff when they visit a hospital or their primary care provider. There are many nursing certification specialties such as medical-surgical, pediatric, pain management, cardiac vascular, oncology, hospice, case management, emergency nursing, critical care and many others. Many nursing certification bodies exist to serve the full range of specialized nursing care offered in the contemporary health care system; national nurse-certifying bodies should be accredited by either the American Board of Nursing Specialties (ABNS) or the National Organization for Competence Assurance (NOCA), or both.

Please join Florida Hospital North Pinellas, ABNS, NOCA and the nation’s national nursing certification organizations in honoring those hardworking, dedicated nurses for their professionalism, and a job well done!

About Florida Hospital North Pinellas:

Florida Hospital North Pinellas, located in Tarpon Springs, is a member of The Florida Hospital network of the Adventist Health System, the largest health care provider in the state. Each year The Florida Hospital network cares for nearly one million residents and visitors each year.  As a 168-bed, full-service hospital, Florida Hospital North Pinellas serves both the Pinellas and Pasco communities of west central Florida.  For more information, please visit our website:  FHNorthPinellas.com



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