RMC Nurse Receives Stroke Certification
Sherry Davis, BSN, RN, SCRN, stroke program coordinator at the Regional Medical Center, has earned the stroke certified registered nurse (SCRN) credential through the American Board of Neuroscience Nursing.
Stroke nursing practice includes clinical practice, consultation, research, administration, 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 1,100 nurses nationwide who have earned the SCRN designation.
RMC has advanced certification from The Joint Commission and was recently awarded the Gold Plus Award from the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association. Led by a neurologist, the RMC Primary Stroke Center program includes care from multiple RMC specialists such as cardiology, neurology, critical care and internal medicine.
RMC recently affiliated with MUSC Health’s Telestroke Program to provide immediate access to MUSC stroke care experts 24 hours a day. They can remotely provide consultations after virtually examining patients and brain imaging studies through a specialized computer connection.
Davis has worked intermittently as an RN at RMC since 1989. She has been at RMC full time since 2000. She received her Associate’s Degree in nursing from Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College in 1989 and her Bachelor of Science in nursing from the University of South Carolina – Upstate. During her tenure as an RMC nurse, she has worked on the OB/GYN, rehabcentre®, surgical floor and Progressive Care units of RMC. Davis has been certified in Advanced Stroke Life Support, and this SCRN credential is a certification by the American Board of Neuroscience Nursing.
About the American Board of Neuroscience Nursing
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 nervous 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.