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Proctor completes Med/Surg Nursing Certification

NORWAY, ME - Western Maine Health Vice President of Clinical Services, M. Patricia Cook, RN, MBA, EdD, announced recently that Stephens Memorial Hospital Registered Nurse Jody Proctor successfully passed the ANCC Medical Surgical Certification exam.

The Medical Surgical Certification exam is offered to nurses who work in Medical Surgical area in acute care settings.  They are required to not only understand the physiological indicators associated with their patients' illnesses but also the social, emotional, and behavioral factors that impact the patient and their health.  Criteria for sitting for the exam include being a licensed RN with a minimum of 2 years experience, having worked a minimum of 2000 hours.  The RN must also complete 30 hours of continuing education in the 3 years prior to your exam.

Jody has been on the Med/Surg floor at Stephens Memorial Hospital for 7 years.  She completed her education at the Central Maine Medical Center School of Nursing.  Jody spent the past 6 months studying for her exam as well as continuing her education toward her BSN.  Jody acts as a preceptor to incoming nurses helping to train them and answer questions.  She is also on the Cancer Committee at the hospital.

Med/Surg Nurse Manager Anita Day states, "Jody is a dedicated RN who promotes the 'iCare' values in everything she does.  She is supportive of her co-workers, and participates in the orientation of new employees. She is a team leader and is seen as the go-to person.  Jody is a valuable member of the SMH family."

Jody lives in Norway with her fiancé and her baby girl, golden retriever Savannah.

PHOTO CREDIT: Jody Proctor, RN, on Med/Surg at SMH

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