Advancing Patient Care

RWJUH Hamilton is proud to celebrate our four nurses recently achieved Clinical Nurse Level III in the professional advancement system.

The Professional Advancement System gives clinical nurses an opportunity to progress in their careers based on expertise and professional development. Achieving Clinical Nurse Level III requires experience, extensive knowledge, clinical insight and strong mentorship abilities. Qualification includes numerous prerequisites that a candidate must meet, such as participating on a hospital committee for that calendar year and submitting a portfolio that shows how they meet the established criteria.

We’re proud of our four nurses who recently achieved this distinction, especially as their qualification took place while they were busy caring for patients during the COVID-19 crisis. The nurses who earned this recognition are Denise Berdecia, BSN, RN, ONC; Kelly Eppolito, BSN, RN; Raychelle Grooms, BSN, RN; and Sandra Haas, BSN, RN.

Denise Berdecia, BSN, RN, ONC; Connie Moceri, MSN, RN, NP-C. Back: Joan Bercari, MSN, RN, Vice President, Quality and Patient SafetyFront, from left: Denise Berdecia, BSN, RN, ONC; Connie Moceri, MSN, RN, NP-C. Back: Joan Bercari, MSN, RN, Vice President, Quality and Patient Safety.

Cynthia Russo, MSN, RN-BC, APN, C; Raychelle Grooms, BSN, RN; Dawn Hutchinson, BSN, RN, PCCN. Back: Lisa Breza, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing OfficerFront, from left: Cynthia Russo, MSN, RN-BC, APN, C; Raychelle Grooms, BSN, RN; Dawn Hutchinson, BSN, RN, PCCN. Back: Lisa Breza, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer.

Cynthia Russo, MSN, RN-BC, APN, C; Kelly Eppolito, BSN, RN; Dawn Hutchinson, BSN, RN, PCCN. Back: Lisa Breza, MSN, RN, NEA-BCFront, from left: Cynthia Russo, MSN, RN-BC, APN, C; Kelly Eppolito, BSN, RN; Dawn Hutchinson, BSN, RN, PCCN. Back: Lisa Breza, MSN, RN, NEA-BC.

Connie Moceri, MSN, RN, NP-C; Cheryl Prall, MSN, RN, NEA-BC. Standing, from left: Lisa Breza, MSN, RN, NEA-BC; Joan Bercari, MSN, RN; Sandra Haas, BSN, RN; Cynthia Russo, MSN, RN-BC, APN, CSeated, from left: Connie Moceri, MSN, RN, NP-C; Cheryl Prall, MSN, RN, NEA-BC. Standing, from left: Lisa Breza, MSN, RN, NEA-BC; Joan Bercari, MSN, RN; Sandra Haas, BSN, RN; Cynthia Russo, MSN, RN-BC, APN, C.