Wing Nurse Receives Certification

PALMER — Marcia Turner, RN, BSN, CHPN, of the Quaboag Valley Hospice, recently received certification from the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Assoc. (HPNA). The national association measures and tests the knowledge and competence of registered nurses through a demanding certification exam that focuses on end-of-life care. 

Turner, a graduate of Syracuse School of Nursing, began working for the Quaboag Valley Hospice in 1988 as a hospice nurse. She currently hods the position of manager of Quaboag Valley Hospice.

In addition to managing the Hospice staff and all of its programs, Turner is also responsible for recruiting and training Hospice volunteers. These volunteers are a selective, dedicated group who receive specific instruction in caring for patients and families who are receiving end-of-life services.

For information on becoming a Hospice volunteer, call (413) 283-9715.