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ANCC Offers Promotional Tools to Celebrate Certified Nurses Day on March 19

SILVER SPRING, Md. — Jan. 21, 2016 — The American Nurses Credentialing Center makes celebrating Certified Nurses Day effortless by providing valuable resources for health care organizations to acknowledge certified nurses.

Each year on March 19, Certified Nurses Day — inspired by Dr. Margretta “Gretta” Madden Styles, RN, EdD, FAAN, a pioneer in nursing certification — honors nurses worldwide who contribute to nursing professionalism and better patient outcomes through national board certification in their specialties.

To celebrate this day of recognition, ANCC offers health care organizations resources to inspire public acknowledgement and gratitude of certified nurses among colleagues, patients and the community. Resources available include social media graphics, free promotional tools, and branded products and gifts.

Certified Nurses Day is also the perfect opportunity for health care organizations to encourage all nurses to advance their careers by choosing certification. As the leading nurse credentialing organization, ANCC offers more specialty and advance practice registered nursing certifications than any other credentialing body, and ANCC-certified nurses are recognized and respected worldwide by colleagues, employers and patients.

“While we celebrate nurses year-round, we encourage all health care organizations and professionals to take part in this annual celebration to show public recognition and appreciation to certified nurses for the work they do every day to make a difference in the lives of patients,” said Christine Leyden, MSN, RN, vice president of ANCC Certification and Measurement Services.

To learn more about Certified Nurses Day and to begin planning a celebration, visit

About ANCC
The mission of the American Nurses Credentialing Center, a subsidiary of the American Nurses Association, is to promote excellence in nursing and health care globally through credentialing programs. ANCC’s internationally renowned credentialing programs certify and recognize individual nurses in specialty practice areas. ANCC recognizes health care organizations that promote nursing excellence and quality patient outcomes while providing safe, positive work environments. In addition, ANCC accredits health care organizations that provide and approve continuing nursing education. ANCC is the only nurse credentialing organization to successfully achieve ISO 9001:2008 certification in the design, development and delivery of global credentialing services and support products for nurses and health care organizations.