Proctor completes Med/Surg Nursing
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.
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.
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.
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."
lives in Norway with her fiancé and her baby girl,
golden retriever Savannah.
CREDIT: Jody Proctor, RN, on Med/Surg at