Because it is best for patients.
It shows that the nurses caring for you are as up to date as possible and meet certain basic requirements.
Yes, I am certified.
In fact I have two certifications - one for Inpatient Obstetric Care and an added qualification in fetal monitoring.
Watch the video below to get an idea for what a certified nurse is...
An educational documentary demonstrating real-life ways NCC certified nurses in the obstetric, gynecologic and neonatal nursing specialties use their achievement of certification to positively affect patient care.