Claxton-Hepburn surgical department nurses earn credentials
Sunday, June 5, 2011 - 6:43 am

OGDENSBURG –Perioperative nurses at Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center recently earned the credential of CNOR after successfully completing a rigorous national exam developed and administered by the Competency and Credentialing Institute.

Judy Armano, Ruthann Badlam, Marion VandenHeuvel, Memory Bouchard, Art Wilson, and Justin Warriner, all registered nurses in the surgical services department at Claxton-Hepburn have earned the prestigious credential of CNOR.

Certification recognizes a nurse's commitment to professional development. It is an objective, measurable way of acknowledging the achievement of specialty knowledge beyond basic nursing and preparation and RN licensure.

Established in 1979, Competency and Credentialing Institute (CCI) provides the CNOR credentials to more than 33,000 registered nurses, making it one of the largest specialty nursing credentialing organizations and the leading certification body for perioperative


The mission of CCI is to promote excellence in healthcare for patient before, during and after surgery through the highest quality credentialing services.

The CNOR exam is accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies and the American Board for Specialty Nursing Certification.