Daniel F. Downey Recognized for 35 Years of CCRN Certification
(Manitowoc WI) November 21, 2022 – Daniel F. Downey at Froedtert Holy Family Memorial in Manitowoc WI recently received national recognition for reaching a significant milestone in the nursing profession. For 35 years, Downey has consistently maintained CCRN® certification offered through AACN Certification Corporation and is being honored this year by the corporation and the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses.
CCRN certification is one of the most advanced professional credentials that can be achieved by a nurse in the field of acute/critical care. As a result, the CCRN credential is highly regarded as recognition of advanced knowledge and clinical expertise in the care of acutely/critically ill patients and their families. There are currently more than 99,000 CCRN-certified nurses practicing worldwide who specialize in the direct care of adult, pediatric or neonatal patient populations.
The importance of clinical certification to the health and well-being of patients in the U.S. has been well documented. Research has specifically linked CCRN certification to higher levels of job satisfaction, clinical knowledge, experience and skill. These studies have found that CCRN certified nurses are particularly motivated to maintain clinical excellence even in rapidly changing acute and critical care environments. Further, the studies found that the achievement of certification serves as a tangible demonstration of commitment on the part of the individual to patients, families, employers and colleagues alike.
Hospitals that encourage and support their nurses in becoming certified demonstrate to their patients a high level of commitment to creating an exceptional care environment and, to their nurses, a culture of professionalism and retention imperative in today’s healthcare environment.
For more information about AACN or AACN Certification Corporation, visit www.aacn.org or call 800-899-2226.
About AACN Certification Corporation: AACN Certification Corporation, the credentialing arm of the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses, maintains professional practice excellence through certification and certification renewal of nurses whose practice focuses on the care of acutely and critically ill patients and their families. AACN Certification Corporation develops and administers the CCRN, CCRN-K, CCRN-E, PCCN and PCCN-K specialty certifications in progressive and critical care; the ACNPC, ACNPC-AG, CCNS, ACCNS-AG, ACCNS-P and ACCNS-N advanced practice certifications; and CMC and CSC subspecialty certifications in cardiac medicine and surgery.
About the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses: Founded in 1969 and based in Aliso Viejo, Calif., the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) is the largest specialty nursing organization in the world. AACN represents the interests of more than 500,000 acute and critical care nurses and includes more than 200 chapters worldwide. The organization’s vision is to create a healthcare system driven by the needs of patients and their families in which acute and critical care nurses make their optimal contribution. To learn more about AACN, visit www.aacn.org