Recognition for Nurses
Luncheons during special event weeks. Features in employer newsletters and websites. A monthly reception honoring newly certified nurses... These are all great ways to support your staff and encourage others to seek certification. Below are more ideas for honoring certified staff. If you have additional thoughts to share, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Certified Nurses Day
Each year on March 19th, certified nurses are honored with their own special day of recognition. March 19th is the birthday of Margretta "Gretta" Madden Styles, EdD, RN, FAAN (1903-2005). Known as the "Mother of Nurse Credentialing," Styles was a visionary scholar with an international impact on the nursing profession. Download free posters and notecards to celebrate: 8.5 x 11" poster - 11 x 17" poster - 18 x 24 poster - Thank you notecard - Congratulations notecard
- New for 2021! CPN downloadable notecards to congratulate, thank, and encourage.
- New for 2021! CPN graphics for email or social media to congratulate, thank, and encourage.
- "What is a CPNP?" flyer in English and Spanish for patient areas.
- "I am a PMHS" flyer in English and Spanish for patient areas.
The Wall of Distinction
Creating a PNCB Wall of Distinction tells your nurses that you value their commitment to certification and explains this important professional milestone to the public. For ideas to create your own Wall, and see what others have done, see our Wall of Distinction webpage.
Share the News
Personalize our press releases to announce newly certified staff in hospital newsletters or local papers.
Nurses who achieve PNCB certification receive a free lapel pin displaying their credential. If you are planning an event to honor newly certified RNs, consider coordinating a pinning ceremony to acknowledge their achievement.
Increase recognition of the CPNP role and all they do to provide high quality healthcare for children! Download a CPNP Poster to increase awareness about your CPNP role:
"5 or More" Employer Recognition
Did you know that the PNCB recognizes healthcare facilities with five or more Certified Pediatric Nurses on staff? Hospitals achieving this distinction receive a certificate of recognition from the PNCB for the pursuit of excellence by their CPNs and are welcome to share a photo of their PNCB-certified nurses for posting on our website. See the list.