In an American Board of Nursing Specialties survey, nurse managers share their perceptions of the value of specialty nursing certification.
Many consider specialty certification a significant indicator of the knowledge and experience a registered nurse offers.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Marilyn Frank Stromborg is presidential research professor and chair of Northern Illinois University School of Nursing, DeKalb, Ill. Bonnie Niebuhr is chief executive officer of ABNS, Aurora, Ohio. Suzanne Prevost is associate professor of Middle Tennessee State University School of Nursing, Murfreesboro, Tenn. Larry Fabrey is vice president of measurement research at Applied Measurement Professionals, Inc., Lenexa, Kan. Patricia Muenzen is associate director of research at Professional Examination Service, New York, N.Y. Carol Spence is research administrator at RAND Center to Improve Care of the Dying, Chevy Chase, Md. Jan Towers is director of certification at American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, Washington, D.C. Wendy Valentine is QA/QI nurse manager at The Everett Clinic surgery centers, Everett, Wash.