Cuyuna Regional Medical Center Intensive Care Unit nurses Deborah Hoffer of Brainerd and Jennifer Mount of Crosby recently became certified Critical Care Registered Nurses (CCRN), demonstrating to patients and the public that their knowledge reflects national standards and a deep commitment to patient safety.
The nurses passed an exam administered by the American Association of Critical Care Nurses. They are among more than 80,000 acute and critical care nurses who are certified worldwide in adult, pediatric or neonatal nursing. CCRN certification validates their knowledge of nursing care of acutely/critically ill patients to hospital administrators, peers and patients. CCRN certification promotes continuing excellence in the critical care nursing field.
Hoffer has been a member of CRMC’s staff since 2014. She also has more than 20 years’ experience in level 1 trauma/teaching facilities providing care to the neonatal, pediatric and geriatric population. Her area of expertise includes various cardio-vascular settings, emergency, intensive care and interventional radiology. She earned he Registered Nurse degree from Alpena Community College in Michigan.
A member of CRMC’s staff since 2013, Mount previously worked for Crow Wing County Community Services as program coordinator and as a public health nurse. She was also a Registered Nurse for Merit Care Critical Care Services in Fargo and at CRMC’s Long-term Care Center. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree with honors from The College of Saint Scholastica in Duluth.