Anne Arundel Medical Center (AAMC) Chief Nursing Officer Barbara Jacobs recently received national recognition for reaching a significant milestone in the nursing profession. Jacobs is one of 521 critical care registered nurses (CCRN) being honored this year by the Certification Organization for the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN).
CCRN certification is one of the most advanced professional credentials that can be achieved by a nurse in the field of acute and critical care. As a result, the CCRN credential is highly regarded as recognition of advanced knowledge and clinical expertise in the care of acutely and critically ill patients and their families.
In a letter of recognition, AACN CEO Dana Woods said, “Achieving and maintaining the CCRN credential over time decades takes passion, perseverance and advanced clinical knowledge, and demonstrates a lifelong commitment to patients, families, colleagues and employers.”
Jacobs joined AAMC as chief nursing officer in 2015. Prior to AAMC, she served as chief nurse officer for John Hopkins Suburban Hospital.
As chief nursing officer for AAMC, Jacobs works with nursing staff and nurse leaders, physician and multidisciplinary team members, auxilians, and patient and family advisors to continue building on important nursing initiatives, patient satisfaction and wellbeing. She also leads the refinement and implementation of the nursing strategic plan.
Jacobs received a bachelor of science in nursing from the University of Rochester and a master of science in nursing and management from George Washington University.