Four hospice and palliative care nurses at Heartland Hospice serving North Central Illinois and Southern Wisconsin passed board certification after four years of training and testing programs. Heartland says to reach this honor nurses have to work in the hospice field for at least two years. The hospice agency believes having these board certified nurses on their staff shows the commitment they have to their patients.
“We have excellent leaders that help us get there and push us through, but we really provide amazing care to our patients and do the best we can and can’t speak enough about the staff that we have here,” says newly certified nurse, Christina Markese. Christina says she hopes all nurses at Heartland will earn this certification.
To watch the nurses' television interview, click here.