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Sheridan Memorial Hospital Uses its Nurse Residency to Make Big Impacts in a Rural Community

"Nestled on the Eastern Slope of the Big Horn Mountains in northern Wyoming, Sheridan Memorial Hospital provides pioneering healthcare that belies its size and pastoral location. And true to its values as a dynamic healthcare organization, Sheridan and its employees are constantly striving to find new ways to improve their already high standards–which made them a natural fit for ANCC’s Practice Transition Accreditation Program™ (PTAP)."

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Ochsner Health System RN Transition to Practice Program Enhances Collaboration and Excellence with Accreditation

"Achieving accreditation enabled Ochsner to add a level of rigor to its Nurse Residency program by allowing the organization to analyze their processes to determine how and where they could be improved. 'It let us take a step backward and see what we were doing and why we were doing it,' said Hamilton."

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Sarasota Memorial Hospital Validates its High-Quality Transition Training for New Nurses

"As a Magnet®-recognized hospital, Sarasota Memorial understands the value of American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) accreditation programs. The Sarasota Memorial Hospital Nurse Residency Program has validated the highest quality training and education of its new graduate nurses through ANCC’s Practice Transition Accreditation Program™ (PTAP)."

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Peak Vista Community Health Centers APRN Fellowship Looks to Improve Health Care and Access for People Facing Barriers to Care

"As an organization focused on enhancing the health of people and the community through a motivated, professional, and caring staff, committed to strategic partnerships, Peak Vista Community Health Centers recognizes the value of American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) accreditation programs. On a mission to provide exceptional health care to people facing access barriers through clinical programs and education, ANCC’s Practice Transition Accreditation Program™ (PTAP) became the next big focus of achievement for the APRN Fellowship program."

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Santa Rosa Community Health Center Becomes First Organization in Nation to Receive ANCC Accreditation for Family Nurse Practitioner Residency Program

"Our goal of becoming accredited was to be part of a national effort to raise the bar for nurse practitioner training by investing in nurse practitioners, so that when they leave their residencies, they are able to go out and provide superb care," said Marie Mulligan, MD, medical director of Southwest Community Health Center. "We are expanding the workforce of highly skilled nurse practitioners who will be able to work side by side as peers and with physicians."

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Newly Accredited Practice Transition Program: Ohio State University Case Study

"When the James Cancer Hospital at The Ohio State University decided to apply for the American Nurses Credentialing Center's (ANCC's) Practice Transition Accreditation Program(tm), it sought to validate the strength of its transition program and to learn from other accredited organizations.

"This was an important journey to go on because it allowed us to not only validate what we were doing well, but highlight where we had opportunity to grow and improve. For example, after a focus group our director conducted with our fellows last winter, we discovered an opportunity to revive our preceptor course," said Robin M. Rosselet, DNP, RN, CNP, AOCN, director of advanced practice providers at the James Cancer Hospital Oncology Nursing Administration. "We updated the curriculum and offered many sessions over the summer, making it mandatory for fellowship preceptors to attend."

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Celebrating PTAP Case Study: 2 Years at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

"The American Nurse Credentialing Center's (ANCC's) Practice Transition Accreditation Program(tm) (PTAP) served as the perfect resource and accreditation for CHLA to compare its program with a defined set of national standards. Specially, Hall said the gap analysis was particularly helpful, and allowed her team to identify their strengths as well as opportunities for improving their processes."

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Emory University Hospital Critical Care Nurse Practitioner (NP/PA) Residency Program - One Year Follow-Up

"Our health care system is rapidly changing. The nation is suffering from a shortage of physicians across the medical spectrum. Nurse practitioners can provide value-based, high-quality care when physicians are not readily available," said Heather Meissen, ACNP-BC, CCRN, FCCM, director of the Critical Care NP/PA Residency Program at Emory University Hospital. "However, to ensure those nurse practitioners deliver high-quality care, we must verify that they are well-trained providers. Orientation is inconsistent across institutions and often lacks structure to transition a student to competent provider. Practice transition programs provide the structure that ensures a successful transition."

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Bon Secours Mary Immaculate Hospital Encourages the Advancement of Nursing Professional Practice to Evolve the Patient Experience

"It seemed like the perfect fit for us, as we had programs in place and this would allow us to leverage our hospital to serve as leaders in a growing area of nursing education,” said Lynn Newberry, administrative director of critical care services and professional practice at Mary Immaculate Hospital. “This accreditation allows us to communicate to the public and to the medical community that we value the patient experience, and because of this, we encourage the advancement of nurses in their professional practice. Our CNO and director of Professional Practice helped to support the vision and was a driving force for the programs."

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The Versant RN Residency at Baptist Health South Florida

"Baptist Health South Florida is a huge, multi-hospital system that hires RN residents in many specialties. One of our biggest challenges is to ensure that all who interact with these residents – patient care managers, clinical nurse educators, preceptors, debriefers, mentors, subject matter experts – have the tools necessary to produce successful, confident, and capable nurses. PTAP accreditation helps make this possible."

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The Emory Critical Care Center Nurse Practitioner Residency Program at Emory Healthcare

"Prior to accreditation, we struggled to prove the program’s value to key stakeholders who were in charge of financial support. ANCC accreditation provides a stamp of approval and validates to key stakeholders that the program is vital to train advanced practice providers in critical care. Because the program meets ANCC evidence-based standards, it helps ensure that trainees receive the highest caliber postgraduate education to support their transition to practice."

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The Versant RN Residency in Pediatrics at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

"Our biggest reward is the positive feedback we’ve received from the RN residents themselves. Their stories confirm that their transitions are smooth, they have boundless support, and they feel extremely competent and confident at the end of the immersion portion of the program. Likewise, it was meaningful to receive high praise from ANCC and know that our residency program surpasses the topmost national standards."

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Seton RN Residency/Seton Healthcare Family Austin, Texas

"Pursuing ANCC accreditation was our “I have a dream” moment—a way to contribute to the trajectory of nursing practice in our community and the nation. We viewed it as an important step toward a future in which a nationally standardized and funded RN residency supports every newly licensed nurse in transition to practice."

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