Cabinet Peaks Medical Center nurse earns certification

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Kate Stephens


Cabinet Peaks Medical Center is proud to announce the certification of Surgery Nurse, Cheri Burrell, BSN, RN, CNOR as a Certified Nurse Operating Room (CNOR).

As the only accredited credentialing program for perioperative registered nurses, CNOR certification is the gold standard in surgical nursing.  Earning this credential is a mark of distinction and a highly sought after personal, as well as professional, accomplishment. The CNOR credentialing program is for nurses interested in enhancing, as well as validating, their specialized knowledge and skills, and nurses who hold this certification are committed to providing the highest quality care to their surgical patients.

The CNOR exam requires an RN to have a current license as a registered nurse, as well as to have practiced at least two years and have at least 2,400 hours of experience in perioperative nursing with 50% of these hours in the intraoperative setting.  Burrell also passed a 200 question exam to finalize her certification.

“Achieving the CNOR Certification demonstrates commitment and accountability to the general public for safe nursing practice which exceeds standards of competency,” explained Burrell. She also stated, “I feel very blessed to work at CPMC in the Surgery Department. My coworkers are amazing people that I consider special friends. Thank you for your encouragement and support as I work along side of each of you.”

Sandy Morse, CPMC Surgery Department Manager, added “Cheri has worked very hard in advancing her career.  This was a difficult test and having Certified Operating Room Nurse as a credential means she is a leader and very knowledgeable in the perioperative field which includes pre-op nursing, surgical nursing, and recovery room nursing.  We are very fortunate to have her as a CPMC nurse.”

Cheri joined the nursing staff at Cabinet Peaks Medical Center seven years ago, and has been providing care as a Registered Nurse for eight years.

Photo of  Surgery Nurse, Cheri Burrell, BSN, RN, CNOR. Photo courtesy of Kate Stephens