Dr. Renea Beckstrand recognized for 30 years of CCRN certification

Dr. Renea Beckstrand recently received national recognition for reaching a significant milestone in her nursing career. Since 1985 she has consistently maintained her Critical Care Registered Nurse (CCRN) certification through the AACN Certification Corporation (a credentialing arm of the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses).

CCRN is one of the most advanced professional credentials that can be achieved by a nurse in the field of acute and critical care. As a result, the CCRN credential is a highly regarded recognition. It shows advanced knowledge and clinical expertise in the care of acutely and critically ill patients and their families.

“We’re so proud of Renea and her career,” says College of Nursing dean Patricia Revert. “We appreciate her knowledge and expertise and everything she brings to the profession.”

Dr. Beckstrand is one of around 104,000 CCRN-certified nurses practicing worldwide. Research studies have specifically linked CCRN certification to higher levels of job satisfaction, clinical knowledge, experience and skill. Studies have also shown that the certification serves as a tangible demonstration of commitment on the part of the individual to patients, families, employers and colleagues.

Congratulations Dr. Beckstrand!

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