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  1. Marfell, Julie A. DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, FAANP
  2. McNeely, Heidi MSN, RN, PCNS-BC
  3. Ma, Holly MS, BSN, RN, NPD-BC
  4. Chappell, Kathy PhD, RN, FNAP, FAAN


The investment to support and obtain board certification demonstrates a nurse leader's commitment to their staff, the organization, and the communities they serve. It is important for nurse leaders to appreciate how organizational support of board certification can positively impact patient care and to be advocates for funding to support board certification for their staff. This month's Magnet(R) Perspectives column discusses the empirical evidence, as well as the professional value of certification.