Certified Nurses Day™ honors nurses worldwide who contribute to better patient
outcomes through national board certification in their specialty. A registered
nurse (RN) license allows nurses to practice. Certification affirms advanced
knowledge, skill, and practice to meet the challenges of modern nursing.
Every March 19, employers, certification boards, education facilities, and
healthcare providers celebrate and publicly acknowledge nurses who care enough
to earn and maintain the highest credentials in their specialty.
Inspired by Dr. Margretta 'Gretta' Madden Styles, RN, EdD, FAAN, a pioneer in
nursing certification, Certified Nurses Day is the perfect opportunity to invite
all nurses to advance their career by choosing certification.