American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Invites Mercy Health - Cincinnati Bariatric Nurse to Join Exam Construction Group

(CINCINNATI; October 2, 2014) – Mercy Health - Cincinnati, which provides advanced, quality, compassionate care in your neighborhood through its care network, announces that the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery has extended a very special invitation to certified bariatric surgery nurse Angie McLearen based on her experience.

McLearen, who works with the Mercy Health – Weight Management Solutions’ bariatric surgery team, will be part of a select group meeting in Denver, Colorado, to construct certification exams for nurses seeking bariatric nurse certification.

The team will go through a test item by item, review content and ensure there is not too much content from any one area or any overlap. Next, the test construction team and a group of nurses will undertake a statistical analysis of the test, which helps in setting the score.

The Certified Bariatric Nurse (CBN) Program assesses the professional competence of practitioners of Bariatric Nursing. To earn the certification, a bariatric nurse must meet stringent professional requirements and demonstrate professional competency in this specialty field.

McLearen is part of Mercy Health – Weight Management Solutions, a nationally accredited Bariatric Center of Excellence®, providing surgical and nonsurgical weight loss options and  offer nutritional and behavioral counseling, support group programs, cooking classes and fitness programs to guide patients to become healthier individuals. For more information, please visit or call 877-915-9062 or 513-682-6980.