Professional Certification Highland Supports National Board Certification for Nurses The Department of Nursing at Highland Hospital encourages and supports national board certification for all its nurses. We have learned the importance of nursing certification as it plays an important role in the assurance of high patient standards of care and better outcomes. Nursing has become increasingly challenged and while a RN license provides entry to a general nursing practice, national certification provides specialty knowledge development and professional growth of the nurse. Our Professional Development Council challenges each nurse to make a commitment to their profession and become nationally certified. Certification reimbursement is available upon application through the Department of Organizational Learning.