Children’s National Hospital is pleased to announce that its New Graduate Nurse Residency Program, also known as our Transition to Practice Program, was awarded Accreditation with Distinction, the highest recognition awarded by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC), for a second time.
ANCC Practice Transition Accreditation validates hospital residency or fellowship programs that transition registered nurses (RNs) and advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) into new practice settings that meet rigorous, evidence-based standards for quality and excellence. Nurses in accredited transition programs experience curricula that promote the acquisition of knowledge, skills and professional behaviors necessary to deliver safe, high-quality care.
“Children’s National Hospital Transition to Practice Program is one of 145 programs across the country who have earned this accreditation and we are the only hospital to receive PTAP accreditation in the District of Columbia,” said Linda B. Talley, MS, RN, NE-BC, FAAN, Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer. “This accreditation sets the global standard for nurse residency programs that transition registered nurses into new practice settings. Congratulations to each of you for the incredible contributions you made to this journey and for the outstanding care you provide to our patients and their families every day.”
The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), a subsidiary of the American Nurses Association (ANA), provides individuals and organizations throughout the nursing profession with the resources they need to achieve practice excellence. ANCC's internationally-renowned credentialing programs certify nurses in specialty practice areas; recognize healthcare organizations for promoting safe, positive work environments; and accredit providers and approvers of continuing nursing education. In addition, ANCC provides leading-edge information and education services and products to support its core credentialing programs.