PNCB Walls of Distinction
Showcase the dedication of your CPNs with our free poster!
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. Once framed, our elegant poster highlights the certification achievement of your nurses and serves as the focal point of your Wall of Distinction, which can be surrounded by photos of your PNCB-certified nurses or their individual wall certificates. View a PDF of this 18" x 24" poster >>
To create your Wall, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for a free poster (or several if you have multiple pediatric units). If you'd like to create a plaque for your nurses, we can send you logo art files and text to create your own.
After your Wall of Distinction is up, we encourage you to share photos of your Wall, your nurses, or a short article for posting on the web, just like the following hospitals have done:
- The Children's Center at Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare
- Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children
- Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
- Stormont-Vail Healthcare
- Torrance Memorial Medical Center
- Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics
The Children's Center at Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare
Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare proudly recognizes The Children's Center nurses who have achieved their Certified Pediatric Nurse (CPN) credential. These nurses have taken the extra step to validate specialized nursing knowledge and skills in pediatrics. According to Catherine Hanks, RN, CPN, Assistant Nurse Manager:
"We are extremely proud to have Certified Pediatric Nurses on our staff as an assurance that The Children's Center at Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare provides the best care possible for children and families that we are privileged to serve in our community... Our CPNs are high-achievers and demonstrate a belief in life-long learning!"
Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children
The wall below is from Unit 3F, a 21-bed gastroenterology and medical/surgical unit. In 2011, five nurses in the unit held CPN certification. As of 2017, the hospital has more than 200 CPNs! They look forward to continuing to strive for certification in the years to come!
Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Sibley Heart Center has created an amazing Wall of Distinction to recognize their PNCB certified staff. According to Audrey Beckman, BSN, RN, CPN, Administrative Resource Nurse:
"Our nurses really go above and beyond in providing comprehensive care to the pediatric cardiac population. They take care of the most critically ill children and perform remarkably. They are constantly pushing themselves to learn new things and are not afraid of the unknown. For instance, we trained some nurses and were able to take care of a patient with a Berlin heart on the Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Cardiac Step-down Unit within the last year or so. We are so proud of our staff and of the compassionate, extraordinary care they provide. This wall gives us a chance to recognize those who have taken the knowledge they have acquired and continue to acquire and then have chosen to obtain their CPN certification. We want them to be proud of their accomplishment! We also want to showcase to our parents and families that they have the "best of the best" nurses taking care of their child. They can be confident that our staff is going to provide care that is beyond their expectations!"
Congratulations to Stormont-Vail Healthcare for creating a wall for their CPNs!
Torrance Memorial Medical Center
"We are a community hospital in Torrance California with a general pediatric medical surgical floor that is licensed for 20 beds," shares Lisa Palm, BSN, RN, CPN. "We serve the needs of the community on a pediatric medical surgical level, and our hospital has met their goal house-wide to get nurses certified. We are continuing with the goal of having 100% of our pediatric nurses on the floor get pediatric certified. There are a total of 27 pediatric nurses, and 3 of us are certified so far. We have 6 nurses who are forming a study group to take the exam."
Lisa adds, "Our employer goes the extra mile by paying for the cost of the exam up front, we received gifts on Certified Nurses Day, and certification is one of our goals as we just applied for Magnet status."
From left to right: Helsa Heramia, BSN, RN, CPN, Lisa Palm, BSN, RN, CPN, and Marcella Boyd, RN, CPN.
Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center
Professional Practice Leader Loida Monteclaro, BSN, RN, CPN thought a Wall of Distinction would be a wonderful way to recognize her colleagues. Ms. Monteclaro personalized each new CPN's certificate by attaching their photos, then framed them along with the Wall of Distinction. Loida notes, "This wall has become famous to all departments!"
Their hospital also honored them with a party and recognition during National Nurses Week. Ms. Monteclaro adds, "We are so proud of what we have accomplished. Because of this, other nurses from other units of the hospital are inspired to get their certification." Congratulations to each of you, and special thanks to Ms. Monteclaro for recognizing her colleagues with their Wall!
Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics
With more than 850 PNCB-certified nurses, Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics of Kansas City, Missouri has a lot to be proud of! This hospital went the extra mile to create plaques for several units that list the names of each CPN on staff, and a framed Wall of Distinction Poster is proudly displayed with the plaques. Children's Mercy Hospital participates in PNCB's Pass, No Pay program and offers increased compensation for those who earn certification. Many thanks to Angie Williams, BSN, RN, CPN, who serves as the Nurse Manager for Children's Mercy Hospital's Burn Unit, for sharing her facility's Walls with us! Here is one unit's Wall and two CPN group photos: