UT Medical Center Nurses Earn Certification From the American Board for Transplant Certification
Published: Friday, August 31, 2007
Nurses with the University of Tennessee Medical Center’s Transplant Team have earned the Certified Clinical Transplant Coordinator certification from the American Board for Transplant Certification. These nurses are Kathie Collins, RN, CCTC; Karen Hensley, RN, CCTC; Rebecca Jarvis, RN, CCTC; and Susan Noe, RN, CCTC.
"The successful completion of this certification is evidence of the commitment and expertise of the Transplant Team at UT Medical Center,” said Teresa Levey, vice-president of UT Medical Center’s Heart Lung Vascular Institute. “Having dedicated nurses such as Kathie, Karen, Rebecca and Susan who make it a priority to stay informed on the latest developments in their area of specialty are helping to ensure that patients at the medical center will continue to receive the best care possible.”
About the CCTC Certification and the American Board for Transplant Certification
Nurses need at least one year of working experience as a transplant nurse in vascular organ transplantation before being eligible to sit for the CCTC certification exam. CCTC certification denotes that nurses possess the knowledge and skills to provide high quality care for transplant donors and recipients.
The American Board for Transplant Certification is an independent, not for profit organization founded in 1988. Its purpose is to award a voluntary, non-governmental certification credential, "Certified Clinical Transplant Coordinator (CCTC) or "Certified Procurement Transplant Coordinator (CPTC)," to qualified transplant professionals who have successfully passed the certification examination, which represents a standard of competence.