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Morse earns Infection Control and Epidemiology certification


ORD, Neb. – Kate Morse, BSN, CIC, the Infection Control and Education nurse at Valley County Health System (VCHS), recently earned her Certification in Infection Control and Epidemiology (CIC) from the Certification Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology (CBIC).

In order to be eligible for the exam, individuals must have a post-secondary degree from an accredited institution and actively work in infection prevention.  They must also have experience in the identifying infectious diseases process, disease investigation and preventing and controlling the transmission of infectious agents.  Experience in employee health, education and environment of care, management and communication, as well as, cleaning and disinfection is also required.  The exam is a comprehensive, job-related, objective test that consists of 150 questions.  To take the exam, the candidate must submit an application, current job description, and a support letter from their employer.

“Kate’s dedication to infection control is such a great asset to Valley County Health System,” says Christina Pollard, Chief Quality Officer. “Providing the safest and highest quality of care is her priority which shows through this certification and in the work she does every day.”


Pictured: Kate Morse, BSN, CIC, and Christina Pollard, Chief Quality Officer