BEAUFORT, SC (October 16, 2012) – Beaufort Memorial Hospital Breast Care Coordinator Jackie Brown, RN, MED, was recently notified she has passed the Certified Breast Care Nurse (CBCN®) examination.
The CBCN examination tests the knowledge necessary for the nurse to practice competently within the specialty of breast care nursing, from prevention/detection to diagnosis, treatment, survivorship and end-of-life care.
Breast care certification is available to nurses who have:
- a current, active, unrestricted registered nurse (RN) licensure
- a minimum of 12 months of experience as an RN within the three years prior to application
- a minimum of 1,000 hours of breast care practice within the two- and one-half years prior to application, and
- completed a minimum of 10 hours of continuing education in the specialty of breast care
Brown works closely with breast health patients, family members, and physicians to ensure fully coordinated care and access to appropriate resources.
The Certified Breast Care Nurse (CBCN®) examination is administered by the Oncology Nursing Certificate Corporation, an affiliate of the Oncology Nursing Society. Nationally, approximately 403 nurses hold the CBCN® credential.
The services of the Breast Care Coordinator are provided at no charge to breast care patients. For more information or to reach Jackie Brown, RN, call 843-522-7465 (PINK).