GILLETTE, WY – Campbell County Memorial Hospital (CCMH)
Surgical Services employee Jessica Huckins, BSN, RN, recently earned her CNOR certification from the
Competency and Credentialing Institute. Jessica has been with Campbell County Health for 11 years.
The Surgical Services Department at CCMH offers general surgery, cardiac
cath lab, orthopedics, gynecological surgery, ENT, plastics, urology,
eye surgery, spine, and pain clinic in an inpatient and outpatient setting
in Gillette, Wyoming. Surgeries also take place at the
Powder River Surgery Center—a multi-specialty surgical facility for patients who are admitted
and discharged for surgery on the same day—located in the Stocktrail
Building east of the hospital.
According to the Competency and Credentialing Institute, CNOR certification
is defined as “the documented validation of the professional achievement
of identified standards of practice by an individual registered nurse
providing care for patients before, during and after surgery.”
As the only accredited credentialing program for perioperative registered
nurses, CNOR certification is the gold standard. Candidates have three
hours and 45 minutes to complete the exam, which has 200 multiple-choice
questions that assess a nurses' proficiency in nine comprehensive
perioperative nursing subjects. Two years of surgical experience is required
before a nurse is eligible to take the exam.
Specialty nursing certification is an objective measure of knowledge that
validates if a nurse is qualified to provide specialized nursing care.
According to the Competency and Credentialing Institute, more than 34,250
nurses currently hold the CNOR credential.
To learn more about Surgical Services at CCMH, visit
www.cchwyo.org/surgery. To learn more about the Powder River Surgery Center, visit