Recognizing Certified Nurses Day – March 19

Certified Nurses Day™ occurs every March 19, the birthday of Dr. Margretta “Gretta” Madden Styles, RN, EdD, FAAN, one of the greatest leaders in the field of nursing certification. This day honors nurses worldwide who contribute to better patient outcomes through national board certification in their specialty.

As part of our Why Certify campaign, our certified nurses shared their photos and provided insight into why they received their certification. Click here to view the photos.

At Magnet® organizations, nurses participate in professional development activities designed to improve the professional practice of nursing, patient outcomes, or both. Obtaining a professional nursing certification benefits nurses and patients. As a Magnet® organization, we have established a maintenance goal of more than 51 percent for our overall certification rate.