Pictured above: Doctors Hospital at Renaissance Certified Pediatric Nurses; Andrew Kosko, Michelle Scurlock, Yadira Harn, Nayeli Martinez, and Joseline Domingo. Not pictured: Alfredo Martinez, David Gutierrez, and Victoria Villarreal.
Mega Doctor News
Edinburg, TX–– The Pediatric Nursing Certification Board (PNCB) recognized Doctors Hospital at Renaissance’s Certified Pediatric Nurses for their pursuit of excellence in Pediatric Nursing. Doctors Hospital at Renaissance (DHR) currently has eight Certified Pediatric Nurses on staff caring for patients at the Children’s Hospital at Renaissance. Caring for our community’s littlest patients, from the ages of 2 months old to 18 years old, the Children’s Hospital at Renaissance has 55 beds, and includes a pediatric oncology unit, pediatric ICU, and a pediatric step-down unit.
Doctors Hospital at Renaissance is the only hospital in the Rio Grande Valley to receive this recognition from the PNCB. To become a Certified Pediatric Nurse, one must have a current, active Registered Nurse license in the U.S. and hold a diploma, associate’s degree, BSN, masters or doctoral nursing degree. Nurses must also meet the specified pediatric nursing experience requirements.
Andrew Kosko, Director of Pediatrics at Doctors Hospital at Renaissance, leads the pediatric team by example, as he is one of only nine nurses in the State of Texas who is a Certified Pediatric Nurse Champion. These Champions dedicate their efforts to communicating the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board’s mission and act as advocates for the professional development of colleagues.
“We push for our nurses to become certified once they are eligible. This allows us to provide an even greater level of care and to let our patients and their families know that we are specifically trained to provide care for the pediatric population,” states Kosko. “We provide study materials for the nurses who will be taking the certification exam, and being a Certified Pediatric Nurse Champion, I am able to provide even more resources to help them prepare.”
Being certified through the Pediatric Nursing Certification board validates our nurses’ expertise and recognizes their commitment to professional development and providing world-class care for patients. It is an objective, measureable way of acknowledging their achievement of specialty knowledge beyond basic nursing preparation and RN licensure.