NORWAY – Registered nurse Jo Elliott of Stephens Memorial Hospital has successfully passed an ANCC medical surgical certification exam.

Western Maine Health Vice President of Clinical Services, M. Patricia Cook, made the announcement.

The exam is offered to nurses who work in medical surgical areas in acute care settings. Criteria for sitting for the exam include being a licensed registered nurse with a minimum of two years experience, and having worked a minimum of 2,000 hours. The nurse must also complete 30 hours of continuing education in the three years prior to the exam.

Elliot has been employed on the medical/surgical department at SMH for four years. She attended Central Maine Medical Center School of Nursing and is pursuing her bachelor of science in nursing at USM. She also holds a bachelor of science in nutrition. She recently attained a Clinical Level III status. She is a member of the Blood Glucose Improvement Committee as well as the Nursing Evidence Based Practice and Research Council and Leadership and Coordinating Council. Last year, she completed the Clinical Scholars Program at Maine Medical Center in Portland.

Elliott lives in Rumford with her husband, who is also a registered nurse.

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