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CDH Nurse Bruno Achieves Advanced Certification

WINFIELD, Ill., May 27, 2009 - Kathleen Bruno RN, BSN, CMSRN, of Carol Stream, was recently granted Certified Medical-Surgical Registered Nurse status by the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses. Currently, Bruno is the assistant manager of general surgery at Central DuPage Hospital in Winfield, Ill.

Central DuPage Hospital encourages nursing staff to pursue specialty certification in an effort to promote both clinical excellence and professional satisfaction. According to the Medical Surgical Nursing Certification Board, facilities that have certified nurses on staff have shown that quality of care is optimized, meaning increased safety and improved outcomes.

To attempt to obtain CMSRN certification, candidates must accomplish the following criteria:

  • Hold an active, unrestricted RN license in the United States or its territories (or hold an active, full and unrestricted license to practice as a first-level general nurse in the country in which one's general nursing education was completed and meet the eligibility criteria for licensure as an RN in the United States in accordance with requirements of the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools).
  • Have practiced at least two full years as an RN in an adult med/surg clinical setting within the past five years.
  • Have a minimum of 3,000 clinical practice hours as a staff nurse, clinical nurse specialist, clinical educator, faculty, manager or supervisor.

Bruno holds a bachelor of science in nursing from Elmhurst College in Elmhurst, Ill. She and her husband, Al, have three children.

About Central DuPage Hospital

Central DuPage Hospital (CDH) is a nationally recognized 313-bed facility located in Winfield, Ill., a suburb west of Chicago. CDH is a leading center for surgical innovations and was one of the first institutions in the nation to offer robotic-assisted surgery, minimally invasive spine surgery with bio-engineered bone protein and was the first Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in DuPage County.

Recently, CDH was recognized for the second consecutive year by U.S. News & World Report on the list of Best Hospitals in the orthopaedics category.

The hospital is part of an interdependent network of health-care organizations and services, including convenient care centers, occupational health services and a full range of options for senior living, home health and hospice care. For more information or to find a doctor on the CDH medical staff, visit www.cdh.org or call 630-933-4CDH (4234)/TTY for the hearing impaired 630-933-4833.

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