QEII Hospital’s newest certified Credentialed Gastroenterology Nurse, Leyden De La Cruz has been awarded third place in the Olympus award from the Credentialing Organization of Gastroenterology Nurses (COGEN).
Leyden, who is focussed on enhancing patient care through evidence-based practice and research, proved through her commitment to the credentialling program that she is an exceptional gastroenterology nurse.
“I always give my best and, other than the personal achievement of attaining credentialling, I had no other expectations. I was very surprised when I received the Olympus trophy, certificate and partial reimbursement in the mail,” Leyden said.
Leyden’s personal endeavour of completing credentialling as a gastroenterology nurse carries a direct benefit for patients, as well as her colleagues in the Endoscopy Unit at QEII Hospital.
“Achieving credentialling was one of my personal professional development goals and has opened many opportunities for career growth,” Leyden said.
“I hope to inspire my fellow nurses to continually strive for excellence in their chosen careers, relying on evidence-based practice and research to deliver optimal patient care.”
“I am also very excited to join COGEN as a member of the new board of directors where I will be able to share my knowledge and expertise in the delivery of patient care in gastroenterology, and I will have the opportunity to be involved in the credentialing and recredentialing process of fellow gastroenterology nurses.”
Learn more about gastroenterology nurse credentialing on the Gastroenterological Nurses College of Australia website: https://www.genca.org/credentialling/cogen/