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CCH Employee Receives Certification as a Cardiac-Vascular Registered Nurse (RN-BC)

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CCH Employee Receives Certification as a Cardiac-Vascular Registered Nurse (RN-BC)

GILLETTE, WY – Madonna Reece, BSN, RN-BC, in Campbell County Health's Cardiac Rehabilitation department, recently received certification as a Cardiac-Vascular registered nurse from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).

Madonna Reece has been employed by CCH since November 2000.

The ANCC Cardiac-Vascular Nursing board certification examination is a competency based examination that provides a valid and reliable assessment of the entry-level clinical knowledge and skills of registered nurses in the cardiac-vascular specialty after initial RN licensure.

Professionals who sit for the exam must meet the following criteria:

  • Have practiced the equivalent of two years full-time as a registered nurse.
  • Have a minimum of 2,000 hours of clinical practice in cardiac-vascular nursing within the last three years.
  • Have completed 30 hours of continuing education in cardiac-vascular nursing within the last three years.

ANCC's Certification Program enables nurses to demonstrate their specialty expertise and validate their knowledge to employers and patients. Through targeted exams that incorporate the latest nursing-practice standards, ANCC certification empowers nurses with pride and professional satisfaction.

Cardiac Rehabilitation helps patients gain a healthier lifestyle by strengthening their hearts and reducing their risk for future problems. The program combines exercise with information on how to modify coronary risk factors after a heart attack, stent, coronary artery bypass, valve replacement, stable angina or heart-lung or lung transplant. Visit cchwyo.org for more information on Cardiac Rehabilitation.

Karen Clarke
Director, Community Relations
307-688-1580
communityrelations@ccmh.net