Issn Print: 0002-0443
Publication Date: 2017/05/01
The Relationship Between Specialty Certification of Individual Nurses and Outcomes: Developing a Standardized Taxonomy for Research
Simon Kitto; Rachel Grant; Kathy Chappell; Vicki Lundmark
Author Information: Associate Professor, Department of Innovation in Medical Education and Director of Research, Office of Continuing Professional Development, Faculty of Medicine (Dr Kitto); and PhD Student, Faculty of Education (Ms Grant), University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada; and Senior Vice President, Certification/Measurement, Accreditation Program, and Institute for Credentialing Research (Dr Chappell), and Director, Institute for Credentialing Research (Dr Lundmark), American Nurses Credentialing Center, Silver Spring, Maryland.
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Specialty certification is an important method to demonstrate that RNs possess advanced training, knowledge, and competencies required to provide safe, high-quality care for specific populations.