The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) congratulates the winners of the Certified Nurse Award. This year's winners demonstrate the value and impact that specialty certification has on nursing practice and patient outcomes. They demonstrate that, through certification, they can provide superior care to their patients and become even greater assets to the healthcare organizations at which they work. They continue to contribute to the advancement of nursing in their specialty areas through innovation, collaboration, leadership and professional risk-taking, and patient-centered care.
Dr. Raquel Pasarón, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC is a nurse practitioner for the Colorectal Center at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital in Miami. For the past 13 years, she has cared for children in the department of pediatric surgery. Dr. Pasarón is an advocate for nurse practitioner job satisfaction and care of the pediatric surgical patient.
About the American Nurses Credentialing Center
American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), part of the ANA Enterprise, leads the profession to shape the future of nursing and health care. ANCC's internationally renowned credentialing programs certify and recognize individual nurses in specialty practice areas. ANCC recognizes healthcare organizations that promote nursing excellence and quality patient outcomes while providing safe, positive work environments. In addition, ANCC accredits healthcare organizations that provide and approve continuing nursing education and accredits transition-to-practice programs that prepare nurses for new practice roles. For more information about ANCC, please visit nursingworld.org/ancc.