Cuyuna Regional Medical Center Labor and Delivery Registered Nurse Nicole Russell of Baxter recently passed both the national Electronic Fetal Monitoring and Inpatient Obstetric Nursing exams.
Achieving Multidisciplinary Certification in Electronic Fetal Monitoring solidifies that Russell expertly identifies and interprets the significance of fetal heart rate patterns to determine interventions. With her Inpatient Obstetric Nursing Certification, Russell will provide the best possible care for hospitalized pregnant patients during the antepartum, intrapartum, postpartum, and newborn periods.
All active nurses are licensed through their states, which deems them competent to work in settings that fall within the nurse scope of practice. State licensure is required to practice, and certification is voluntary. A certified nurse chooses to go the extra step and prove they have advanced skills, knowledge, and experience. It requires a lot of studying, working 2,000 hours in a specialty area, paying a fee, and then passing an exhaustive national test.
A member of CRMC’s staff since 2017, Russell earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Science at South University. She also completed the Certified Nursing Program at Central Lakes College, earned a certificate in massage therapy from Technical College of Low County, and served as a Hospital Corpsman in the U.S. Navy for seven years.