By Jessie Moore, APRN, Co-Chair of ASMBS CBN Certification Committee
Each year, a Certified Bariatric Nurse (CBN) who has made an extraordinary effort to promote the values of compassion, advocacy, research and education is recognized at ObesityWeek and receives the Distinguished CBN Award. Any bariatric professional can be nominated for showing excellence in one or more of the following areas:
- Leadership in providing competent and compassionate care to the bariatric surgery and severely obese population.
- Participation in local, regional, state or national advocacy with regard to bariatric care efforts or access to care.
- Providing leadership in the field of research related to bariatric care or
- Displaying commitment to education for bariatric professionals, especially nurses.
For more detailed information on nomination criteria, visit http://asmbs.org/professional-education/cbn.
The deadline for this yearís nominations is July 31.