Certified Nurses Day

March 19, 2020

Certified Nurses Day

By Perry Shumway
March 19, 2020

Certified Nurses Day

By Perry Shumway

A certified nurse is a nurse who has gone on to gain additional training, skills, and experience in a specific area of specialty, becoming certified in that area after having met the standard nursing qualifications. Nursing professionals who advance themselves toward the designation of certified nurse demonstrate a willingness to continue to learn and improve, contributing to the overall excellence of our organization here at Madison Memorial.

Of all of the amazing nurses who work here, 26 are certified nurses, meaning they’ve acquired specialized skills and knowledge on top of their previous nursing training. In today’s volatile, uncertain climate of COVID-19 and worldwide pandemic concerns, it’s comforting to know that we have so many specialized, professional, dedicated staff members, right here in Rexburg, Idaho.

To all of our certified nurses: Happy Certified Nurses Day, and thank you for all you do.

To everyone else: Go out of your way today to recognize any of the certified nurses from the following list:


  • Catherine Heiner, Chemotherapy, Ostomy Certified Nurse

Mom Baby Unit

  • Kim Abegglen, International Board Certified Lactation Consultant
  • Patricia Hibbert, Certified Lactation Counselor
  • Tricia Snyder, Certified Lactation Counselor, Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics Certified Electronic Fetal Monitoring

Labor and Delivery

  • Ginger Crawford, Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics
  • Stephanie Hill, Registered Nurse, Certified in Inpatient Obstetrics, Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics,
  • Cecilia Olson, Registered Nurse, Certified in Inpatient Obstetrics
  • Abby Dalling, Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics
  • Lynette Pierce, Certified Lactation Counselor
  • Shaunna Rubert, Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics Certified Electronic Fetal Monitoring


  • Olivia Olson, Ostomy Certified Nurse

Infusion Therapy

  • Kandace Fallis, Oncology Certified Nurse
  • Amy Hancock, Oncology Certified Nurse
  • Jennifer Kunz, Oncology Certified Nurse
  • Jessica Peterson, Ostomy Certified Nurse
  • Kristina Peterson, Oncology Certified Nurse
  • Annette Hepworth, Oncology Certified Nurse
  • Keslie Nelson, Oncology Certified Nurse
  • Marquee Ricks, Oncology Certified Nurse

Information Systems

  • Tatiane Schmidt, Certification in Infection Prevention and Control
  • Karen Newman, Nursing Informatics


  • Susan Lundquist, Nursing for Professional Development
  • Amy DeMordaunt, Certified Pediatric Nurse, Certified Pediatric Emergency Nurse
  • Lisa Wright, Certified Lactation Counselor, Childbirth Educator


  • Ray Breckenridge, Registered Nurse First Assist, Certified Perioperative Nurse


  • Kevin McEwan, Nurse Executive Advanced Board Certified

Learn more at https://www.nccwebsite.org/news/details/169/ncc-celebrates-certified-nurses-day-march-19-2020