Michelle Jackson, RN SCRN, clinical nurse specialist at Conroe Regional Medical Center, has earned SCRN certification through the American Board of Neuroscience Nursing.

Stroke nursing practice includes clinical practice, consultation, research, administration, or education in the neuroscience field. Certification is an important credential that attests to the achievement of specialty knowledge beyond basic nursing preparation.  It is evidence of clinical expertise and leadership in neuroscience nursing practice. SCRN status is granted for five years and is renewed through validation of continuing education or re-examination. There are currently more than 400 nurses who have earned the SCRN designation.

The American Board of Neuroscience Nursing (ABNN) is the independent, not-for-profit corporation established to design, implement, and evaluate a certification program for professional nurses involved in the specialty practice of neuroscience nursing. ABNN is solely responsible for the development, administration and evaluation of the certification programs. Stroke nursing is the diagnosis and treatment of actual or potential patient and family responses to nervous system function and dysfunction across the healthcare continuum. ABNN promotes the practice and the contributions made by stroke nurses to the health of the nation through the certification of registered nurses.

About Conroe Regional Medical Center

Conroe Regional Medical Center (CRMC) is a tertiary acute care hospital that has been serving the community for more than 75 years. It provides a 24-hour Trauma III emergency care center, Level III neonatal intensive care, critical care, cardiac care services and has a Satellite Imaging Center – Lake Area Imaging in Montgomery. CRMC is a Joint Commission Certified Advanced Primary Stroke Center, has an Accredited Chest Pain Center with PCI, TMF Award of Excellence in Quality, an American College of Radiology Award full Accreditation for Quality and Excellence in MRI, and Pathway to Excellence Designation for nursing care. CRMC has a recognized women’s center, physical therapy, radiology, hyperbaric medicine diagnostic/imaging services and wound care facilities. For more information on Conroe Regional Medical Center’s programs and services, please call 936-539-1111 or go towww.conroeregional.com.

About HCA Gulf Coast Division

HCA Gulf Coast Division is a comprehensive network of hospitals, outpatient surgery centers, emergency centers, and diagnostic imaging facilities. It offers a complete continuum of specialized health programs and services that meet the needs of Greater Houston and South Texas residents and businesses.  HCA affiliated facilities in the Gulf Coast Division include 10 hospitals, 9 ambulatory surgery centers, 14 diagnostic imaging facilities, 8 off-campus emergency centers, a hospital-based express care center, and a regional transfer center that provides one phone call access and support for patient transfers into and out of the HCA Gulf Coast Division Affiliated Hospitals, as well as access to ground and air transportation within a 150 mile radius. For more information, visit our website at www.HCAGulfCoast.com.