Moore Receives Prestigious Nursing Certification

hristina Moore, RN, BNH, CCRN, CSC, of the SOMC Heart Care Unit, recently earned the prestigious Cardiac Surgery Certification (CSC) from the American Association of Critical Care Nurses. Moore is the second nurse at Southern Ohio Medical Center to obtain this credential.

“Obtaining CSC is a great honor and we are very proud of Tina,” Paul Rase, nurse manager of the SOMC Heart Care Unit, said. “She’s a leader. She first lead the way with her CCRN certification and now she’s setting an example for others to obtain CSC.”

To be awarded CSC, a nurse must pass a 90 question, two-hour certification exam and complete 1,750 hours of patient care, specifically with critically ill and cardiac surgery patients. Moore is required to earn continuing education credits to be eligible for recertification in three years.

“I decided to do this for personal advancement. It wasn’t about prestige or more letters after my name,” Moore, said. “It’s a matter of wanting to know my job better, to be more confident at what I do and to provide the best patient care possible.”

Moore earned her nursing certificate from the College of the Albemarle, her bachelor’s degree in Natural Health from Clayton College and is currently pursing a master’s degree. She has been a nurse for 22 years and has been an employee of SOMC for two years.