Research Brief

Impact of Nursing Certification on Nurses, Healthcare Employers, and Patients

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Research Brief
Nurse Professional Development
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  • Benefits of certification for individual nurses
  • Benefits of certification for healthcare facilities
  • Benefits of certification for patients

About this research brief

In any field, certification is a mark of professionalism. Over the last few decades, it has become increasingly clear that nursing certification advances the nursing profession by encouraging and recognizing professional achievement.

There are now well over 930,000 nurses certified by the American Board of Nursing Specialties, and this number increases significantly each year.

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