NHRMC congratulates Steve Brown, RN, BSN, Clinical Coordinator of the Cardiac Medical Telemetry Unit, on becoming a Certified Heart Failure Nurse (CHFN). Steve joins the esteemed group of 1,080 CHFNs worldwide, including 3 from NHRMC’s very own heart failure team. The heart failure nursing certification program, developed by the AAHFN Certification Board (AAHFN-CB), provides a CHFN credential and demonstrates, by examination and application criteria that includes contemporary heart failure education and practice requirements, that the RN has acquired a core body of specialized knowledge in heart failure and disease management. The purpose of the specialized nursing certification is to promote the highest standard of practice within the specialty, validate attainment of a common knowledge base required for practice, and encourage and promote continued educational growth.
“We are very proud to have Steve represent NHRMC as a certified heart failure nurse. This distinction shows Steve’s commitment to providing exceptional care and reflects excellence in his field. We are fortunate to have him on our team,” says Dr. John Rommel, Heart Failure Program Medical Director.
The American Heart Association of Heart Failure Nurses unites professionals in the support and advancement of heart failure practice, education, and research to promote optimal patient outcomes. AAHFN is dedicated to advancing its nursing education, clinical practice, and research with the goal of setting the highest standards for heart failure nursing care. Learn more at www.aahfn.org