Brenda Johnson, APRN, Receives Hospice & Palliative Care Certification


Brenda Johnson, APRN, recently completed her Hospice & Palliative Care Certification. This certification is similar to the Board exams and validates her expertise as a nursing specialist. Nurses practicing in hospice and palliative care can take pride in their expertise and commitment to quality at the end of life. One way to validate this expertise is through certification as a nursing specialist.

The certification process through National Board for Certification of Hospice and Palliative Nurses validates
• a comprehensive review of the current body of knowledge for which the hospice and palliative nurse is accountable
• sharpening of skills and knowledge in areas not utilized daily
• recommitment to excellence and expertise in the area of practice
• increased competence and confidence in practice
• recognition by peers and others in the field through credentialing and ongoing use of the title

They have spent many hours of preparation to be successful and we appreciate their commitment to excellence. Chadron Community Hospital’s Hospice now has 5 of 6 Registered Nurses who have successfully achieved their HNPA certification.  Congrats Brenda!