NCC Celebrates Certified Nurses Everywhere! Happy Certified Nurses Day - March 19, 2022 March 8, 2022

True heroes are not born but made. Over the past two years, nurses and other health care professionals have worked tirelessly to care for those impacted by COVID 19, and all of the health care issues that lead to patient encounters in hospitals, clinics, long term care facilities and the home. Nurses have had a special impact on our country and our world, and will continue to do so, through this pandemic and others to come. Everyone will someday need a nurse if they haven’t already. We at NCC salute those nurses and other health care professionals that care for us and keep us safe. They are our heroes.
Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, “To know that even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.” That is what nurses do, help others breathe, from one’s first breath to the last. Mr. Emerson would have recognized the value of nurses helping others breathe. Those certified nurses, who keep learning and demonstrating knowledge through certification are to be celebrated. Their passion for nursing is seen through their commitment to excellence, even in difficult circumstances. 

NCC honors all nurses and health care providers who have gone above and beyond the call of duty to take care of their patients in very difficult circumstances.  We are pleased to recognize all of those who have demonstrated their expertise in their field by becoming certified nurses.
Happy Certified Nurses Day!!

Certified Nurses and Certified Advanced Practice Nurses. . .

  • meet and exceed nationally recognized standards of proficiency and professionalism
  • are clinical experts - dedicated to providing quality, evidence-based clinical care
  • have gone beyond licensure to validate their expertise and specialty knowledge through a rigorous national examination
  • are committed to continuing competency, patient advocacy, and professional practice
  • maintain their specialty knowledge through specialized continuing education and continuing competency initiatives

NCC recognizes the commitment and demonstrated expertise of these professionals and has awarded more than 196,000 certifications in the obstetric, neonatal, and women's health care specialties. Visit the NCC YouTube Channel to view and share PSAs showing the importance of certified nurses.  The NCC C E R T I F I E D store has a variety of products with different mottos that show pride in certification and you can buy NCC CERTIFIED buttons! 

What is Certified Nurses’ Day?

Certified Nurses Day is March 19, the birthday of Margretta ‘Gretta' Madden Styles, the renowned expert of nurse credentialing. Styles designed the first comprehensive study of nurse credentialing and was an accomplished advocate for nursing standards and certification. Styles spent more than two decades advancing nursing practice and regulation. Certified Nurses Day is a national day to honor and recognize the important achievements of Certified Nurses. 

Nurses are the foremost providers of care throughout the health care system. . . . Nurses certified in their clinical specialties serve as agents of change and advocates of best practice for the patients they serve. 
--Robin L. Bissinger, PhD, APRN, NNP-BC, FAAN, NCC Chief Executive Officer.