Diana Rodriguez, a registered nurse at Fisher-Titus Medical Center in Norwalk, recently received her certification in critical care nursing. The CCRN credential is awarded to critical care nurses who have passed the 150-question, three-hour exam and who meet the eligibility requirements for hours of clinical practice in critical care.
Eligible nurses must complete 1,750 hours in direct bedside care of acutely or critically ill patients within the last two years preceding date of application, with 875 of those hours accrued in the most recent year preceding application. The CCRN credential must be renewed every three years.
Working in FTMC's cardiovascular laboratory, Rodriguez provides care and management of patients during diagnostic and invasive cardiovascular procedures.
Rodriguez has been employed at Fisher-Titus since December 2001 and has served in various nursing capacities including staff registered nurse, intensive care nurse and relief coordinator.
She earned her bachelor of science degree in nursing from Wright State University in June 2005 and her associate's of science degree in nursing from North Central State College in June 2000.
Rodriguez and her husband have three children and the family resides in Plymouth.