Nineteen Option Care Nurses Recognized Nationwide

Honorees passed the prestigious CRNI examination this spring

Option Care Enterprises, Inc. proudly recognizes 19 of its nurses for passing the Certified Registered Nurse Infusion (CRNI®) examination this spring.

The biannual CRNI exam is facilitated through the Infusion Nurses Certification Corporation (INCC) and is the only accredited and nationally recognized certification for infusion nursing. Option Care’s newly certified clinicians make up nearly 20 percent of the total number of nurses to receive the credential this March and will join an elite group of only 3,000 active CRNIs worldwide. Option Care bases its own policies and procedures on INCC standards to ensure clinicians are held to the industry’s leading best practices.

“The achievement of CRNI credentials by so many of our nurses demonstrates our team’s commitment to going above and beyond to deliver exceptional care,” said Brenda Wright, Senior Vice President of Clinical Services at Option Care. “When a nurse passes the rigorous CRNI exam, we are confident that individual is qualified to support our patients at home, and that he or she knows the standards of practice for infusion regardless of site of care, has demonstrated critical thinking skills and understands the importance of adherence to evidence-based standards.”

The CRNI® exam tests the knowledge and expertise of registered nurses in eight core areas of infusion therapy practice: technology and clinical applications; fluid and electrolyte balance; pharmacology; infection prevention and control; special populations; transfusion therapy; antineoplastic/biologic therapy; and parenteral nutrition.

The recognized Option Care nurses (listed alphabetically by last name) include:

  • Karen Bucher (Tennessee)
  • Jennifer Burcke (Missouri)
  • Erin Birke (Missouri)
  • Michelle Carmichael (Maine)
  • Tracy Cashman (Montana)
  • Karen Choate (Oregon)
  • Carol Dearborn (Maine)
  • Stephanie Ferrante (Maine)
  • Kristen Harrison (Massachusetts)
  • Deborah Langston (Washington)
  • Jennifer Lee (Washington)
  • Paige Luebbert (Missouri)
  • Jessica McNish (Texas)
  • Pamela Mull (Ohio)
  • Melissa Sackett (Minnesota)
  • Sheila Schreiber (Minnesota)
  • Kori Utter (Massachusetts)
  • Patty Westcott (Minnesota)
  • Tammy Wright (Washington)

SOURCE: Rachel Bowen, on behalf of Option Care

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