SGMC Nurses Attain High Level Certification

By: Gabrielle Sarann Email
By: Gabrielle Sarann Email

Valdosta, Georgia - June 17, 2011

Six South Georgia Medical Center nurses recently became CENs or Certified Emergency Nurses.

It's the highest degree of its kind for ER nurses and helps them to assess illnesses quicker.

"It gives me a better skill set," says Tracey Gniewek, RN, CEN, who just became certified. "So, when a patient comes in with a potentially life-threatening illness, or trauma, I am better prepared to address that patient's needs."

SGMC's emergency department is staffed with 90 nurses. Nine of them are now CENs.

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  • by Frances Location: crawfordville on Jun 19, 2011 at 05:47 PM
    Bubba your point is?....
  • by Bonnie glow Location: Moultrie on Jun 18, 2011 at 06:11 AM
    Sure would be nice for graduate Nursing Students do their clinical hours at SGMC ER instead of having to drive so far. What wonderful training they could receive and at the same time save on expenses.
  • by Luci Strickland Location: Madison on Jun 17, 2011 at 07:34 PM
    Wow, when I worked there it was a requirement to be certified within so many months of employment. Congrats you guys, You have joined the list of great nurses that proceeded you.
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      by Bubba on Jun 17, 2011 at 11:41 PM in reply to Luci Strickland
      Luci, Most Emergency Departments Require A Doctor To Be On Staff Also.......Congratulations To SGMC on Both.
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