BANGOR — Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center recognizes the exceptional contributions of certified nurses on Certified Nurses Day, and every day. This day is an opportunity to identify the entire team of certified nurses for their  professionalism, leadership, and commitment to excellence in patient care. This is an annual, worldwide event dedicated  to celebrating nursing certifications to ensure high standards of patient care and safety.  

Board certification of nurses plays an important role in the assurance of high standards of care for patients and their  loved ones. Nursing, like healthcare in general, has become increasingly complex. While a registered nurse license  provides entry to general nursing practice, the knowledge-intensive requirements of modern nursing require extensive  education, as well as a strong personal commitment to excellence.  

Deborah Sanford, MBA, MSN, RN, vice president of Nursing and Patient Care Services says, “Certifications benefit our  patients and their families in many different ways. Patients can rest assured that they will receive the excellent care  they’ve come to expect, knowing that the nurses caring for them demonstrate advanced experience, knowledge, and  skills. I am truly proud of each certified nurse we have working throughout Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical  Center. They make us a strong and able team and contribute to advancing the safety and quality of patient care.”  

The Medical Center encourages national board certification for all its nurses. There are many nursing certification  specialties, such as medical-surgical, pediatric, pain management, cardiovascular, oncology, hospice, case management,  emergency nursing, critical care, and many others.  

Please join Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center in honoring these hardworking, dedicated nurses for their  professionalism and a job well done.