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Pardee Hospital Nurses Receive Board Certification

[caption id="attachment_2177" align="alignleft" width="218" caption="Sarah Bentley, RN II, BSN, BC"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_2178" align="alignleft" width="221" caption="Janice Farmer, RN III, OCN, BC"][/caption]

Sarah Bentley, RN II, BSN, BC, and Janice Farmer, RN III, OCN, BC have passed a rigorous national exam and are now board certified in Medical/Surgical Nursing through the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).

Bentley received her bachelor’s degree in science and nursing at Gardner Webb University. While pursuing national certification, she attended a specialty course through the Oncology Nursing Society to be certified to administer chemotherapy. She also became a nursing preceptor through the Mountain Area Health Education Center in Asheville. Farmer received her nursing education at Husson University in Bangor, Maine. She is now dual-certified in Oncology Nursing (OCN) and Medical Surgical Nursing (BC). Certified through the Oncology Nursing Society to administer chemotherapy, Farmer is a member of the Pardee Cancer Committee and the Nursing Professional Development Committee. “Sarah are Janice are delightful, caring and highly competent nurses,” said Sandy Weeks, RN, MSN, NEA-BC, director of medical and oncology nursing at Pardee Hospital. “They provide wonderful patient centered care to in-patients and out-patients on the medical/oncology unit at Pardee.” The ANCC provides individuals and organizations throughout the nursing profession with the resources they need to achieve practice excellence.  It is the world’s largest and most prestigious nurse credentialing organization. ANCC certification exams validate nurses’ skills, knowledge, and abilities. More than a quarter million nurses have been certified by ANCC since 1990.

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