Sherry L. Mosier, BSN, RN, CNRN, SCRN, Stroke Coordinator at Methodist Hospitals, Gary/Merrillville, has earned SCRN certification through the American Board of Neuroscience Nursing.
Stroke nursing practice includes clinical practice, consultation, research, administration and/or education in the neuroscience field. Certification is an important credential that attests to the achievement of specialty knowledge beyond basic nursing preparation. It is evidence of clinical expertise and leadership in neuroscience nursing practice. SCRN status is granted for five years and is renewed through validation of continuing education or re-examination. There are currently more than 200 nurses who have earned the SCRN designation throughout the United States.
The American Board of Neuroscience Nursing (ABNN) is the independent, not-for-profit corporation established to design, implement, and evaluate a certification program for professional nurses involved in the specialty practice of neuroscience nursing. ABNN is solely responsible for the development, administration and evaluation of the certification programs. Stroke nursing is the diagnosis and treatment of actual or potential patient and family responses to the nursing system function and dysfunction across the healthcare continuum. ABNN promotes the practice and the contributions made by stroke nurses to the health of the nation through the certification of registered nurses.
Methodist Hospitals is a community-based, not-for-profit health system with two full-service acute care facilities that has been leading the way to better health for residents of Northwest Indiana for almost 100 years. Methodist Hospitals offers a number of awards – winning programs, including its Neuroscience, Oncology and Heart and Vascular Institutes, Center for Bariatric Surgery and Women’s Health program. Its range of services also includes Emergency services, Orthopedics & Spine, comprehensive Rehabilitation services, Behavioral Health and Home Health Services.