King’s Daughters Medical Center (KDMC) vice president of Patient Services
and Chief Nursing Officer Ramona K. Thompson has earned the designation of
Certified in Executive Nursing Practice (CENP) by the American Organization of
Nurse Executives, whose credentialing center is the premier program for nurse
Thompson is a native of Russell, Ky., and came to KDMC in 1981 as a nurse
in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. As a member of team KDMC, she has held a
variety of leadership positions.
To earn the CENP, an individual must satisfy eligibility requirements
that incorporate a blend of work experience and education, agree to adhere to
Professional Standards of Conduct, and pass the CENP exam. The exam tests
knowledge in areas of communication and relationship building, knowledge of the
healthcare environment, leadership, professionalism business skills and information
management and technology.
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