As lifelong learners, we are committed to our own professional growth and continuing to contribute to the care of patients through research, innovation and quality improvement initiatives.
As you’ll read in this issue of Heart & Science, the Department of Nursing is invested in helping nurses to obtain professional certifications. Our division committees are focusing on removing obstacles that prevent nurses from taking exams, and the department is providing resources to make the process easier.
Receiving a certification is an important way to grow in your practice and validate your knowledge. Becoming involved with a professional organization also inspires growth in other ways. By participating in an organization’s conferences, reading literature and engaging with peers here and around the country, nurses are able to contribute at an even higher level.
This kind of continuous learning leads to identifying improvement initiatives at the unit and division level, for example. I encourage everyone to learn more about the certification process and the resources that we are offering to support you on your professional development path.
Another exciting opportunity is the upcoming Karsh Scholars event in May. We will showcase nursing research and innovations and offer resources to help nurses get started or move their work to the next phase of the research process.
The Brigham is internationally known for outstanding research and innovations, and nurses are well-positioned to make important contributions to these areas and build upon the hospital’s rich tradition of excellence.
I am so proud of the many ways that you are improving the care and health of patients today and for generations to come.
With warmest regards,
Madelyn Pearson, DNP, RN, NEA-BC
Chief Nursing Officer and Senior Vice President, Clinical Services Brigham Health