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Q&A with a CASC® Certificant: Kathleen Hickman, RN, BSN, MS, CASC

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When you first heard about the CASC credential, what were your initial thoughts?

I was very excited to hear about a certification for our industry. Many other professionals have a certification, so hearing about CASC was exciting to me.

Why did you pursue the CASC credential?

I felt that this would be a wonderful learning tool for ASC Administrators and would challenge me to learn more and grow as an administrator.

What do you think is the value of CASC?

I think it validates our role and knowledge and allows us to keep learning through the CEU requirement.

How do you think earning and maintaining the credential will benefit you and your ambulatory surgery center?

I feel that it keeps me aware of changes in the industry. It also provides continuous education and growth and fosters professional relationships and networking with others.

What advice would you give to those individuals who are considering pursuing CASC?

Go for it!!!  Obtain the study guides to prepare and reach out to other CASC administrators for advice if needed. It brings you to a higher level both professionally and intellectually.

Anything else you’d like to add?

I am very proud to be certified and display the credential on my wall.  It lends additional professionalism to my role and hopefully inspires others to achieve the same certification.