The Center for Heart & Vascular Health announced that four Christiana Care nurses received certification from the American Association of Heart Failure Nurses after passing the first-ever exam offered by American Nurses Credentialing Center. Congratulations to Carolyn M. Moffa, MSN, RN, FNP-C, CHFN; Susan Felicia, MSN, RN-BC, PCCN, CHFN; Patricia Wessell, MSN, RN, CCRN, CHFN; and Heather Hastings, RN II, BSN, PCCN, CHFN.
“The Heart Failure Program is very fortunate to have the most heart-failure-certified nurses in the state,” said Mitchell Saltzberg, M.D., medical director of the Heart Failure Program at Christiana Care. “The achievement of this milestone exemplifies the dedication of the staff and the expertise of the Heart Failure nursing staff in general. Great job!”
Certification assures that a nurse is well qualified to provide specialized care, and provides formal recognition of specialized knowledge in the increasingly competitive field of heart failure care.