Three Employees Receive Certifications

Shaun Seibold, RN, CHPN, has successfully completed the Hospice and Palliative Nurse Certification through the National Board for Certification of Hospice and Palliative Nurses (NBCHPN). Seibold works as a registered nurse for Hospice of the Red River Valley. He obtained a bachelor’s degree in nursing at Concordia College and a bachelor’s degree in psychology at the University of Montana.

The purpose of certification is to promote delivery of comprehensive palliative nursing care through the certification of qualified hospice and palliative professionals. Certification in hospice and palliative care is highly valued and provides formal recognition of hospice and palliative nursing or administration knowledge.

Brittany Sprecher, LSW, CT, has successfully obtained Thanatology Certification through the Association for Death Education and Counseling (ADEC). Sprecher is a licensed social worker at Hospice of the Red River Valley, and has worked at the organization for more than 18 years. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Minnesota State University Moorhead.

Tammy Baehler, LSW, CT, has also successfully obtained certification in Thanatology through the ADEC. For the past 16 years, Baehler has worked as a licensed social worker at Hospice of the Red River Valley. She earned her degree from Minnesota State University Moorhead.

The purpose of the certification in Thanatology is to enhance professionals with an educational background in dying, death and bereavement.

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