Local Nurse Attains Emergency Nursing Certification
January 8, 2013
Kim Roddy, RN, BSN, CEN, has successfully completed the examination for national certification in emergency nursing, administered by the Board of Certification for Emergency Nursing (BCEN).
Certification in emergency nursing (CEN) is a nationally recognized credential that represents Roddy’s commitment to excellence in the profession of emergency nursing and to providing the highest quality of care to her patients. Completing the voluntary certification process is a symbol of emergency nurses’ dedication to their profession and their patients.
Emergency nursing incorporates a wide spectrum of patient care that requires extensive knowledge and highly specialized nursing skills. It also requires the ability to care for patients with a wide variety of ages, illnesses and injuries. The certification exam evaluates a nurse’s knowledge and ability in areas such as patient care management; orthopedic emergencies and wound management; neurological, cardiovascular, substance abuse/toxicological and environmental emergencies; and shock/multi-system trauma emergencies.
Kim has worked in the Emergency Department at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center since 2007. She received her Registered Nursing Degree in 2008 from Arkansas Northeastern College and her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Arkansas State University in December. She also holds her Trauma Nursing Core Course (TNCC) and Advanced Burn Life Support (ABLS) certifications on top of the ACLS and PALS certifications that are required of her to be able to work in the emergency room at AMMC.
Kim is married to Brian Roddy. She has four children, Daniel, Chris, Nicole and Michael and two step daughters, Lauren and Sarah.