Congratulations to Paradigm Health Nurse Practitioner, Tammie Mallory, who recently completed the nationally accredited Advanced Certified Hospice and Palliative Nurse (ACHPN®) program and examination. The program is nationally recognized as the gold standard for hospice and palliative care practice. With the certification comes the recognition of being an expert in the field of hospice and palliative care.
“I’ve been working within palliative care now for 6 years and working on this distinction was something I was ready to commit to,” says Mallory. “Taking and passing the test has been a goal of mine since 2013 and I can now mark that off my list of growing and evolving personal goals.”
The certification recognizes Mallory as an expert in her field and gives her a greater body of knowledge to apply to palliative care. It also provides a refresher course allowing her to pass information along to the Paradigm Health care team and led them to advancement in education.
“While I was studying for the test, I refreshed my memory on things that we don’t see every day,” Mallory shares. “I am passionate about this business of caring for people and I want to be able to pass my knowledge onto team members to help them elevate their care and build on their knowledge. I hope my commitment to continuing education will encourage them to pursue certification as well.
For Mallory, the ACHPN certification means she has accomplished a personal and professional goal of being recognized as an expert in her field of practice. She shares that the certification isn’t required but is a visible and tangible commitment to advancing hospice and palliative care.
“I hope I instill confidence to help my team and pass on knowledge to empower them to strive to provide the best level of care we can provide,” shares Mallory. “That is really at the heart of everything we do at Paradigm Health.”
The Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association was established in 1986 and is the national professional organization that represents the specialty of palliative nursing, which includes hospice and palliative nurses.