Versant RN Residency at Baptist Health South Florida, Miami, was one of three nursing practice transition programs to achieve accreditation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Practice Transition Accreditation Program, according to a Feb. 4 news release.
The residency at Baptist Health runs twice annually for a yearlong program, according to the release. This program offers nurse residents training, competency and professional development, and support for the critical transition from graduation to clinical practice. Through supportive mentoring, coaching and learning, RN residents develop clinical and leadership skills and are cultivated into nurse professionals who deliver high-quality patient care. This program earned ANCC accreditation with distinction, according to the release.
“Achieving accreditation with distinction is a groundbreaking moment for our residency program. ANCC accreditation motivates us to keep improving in nursing excellence,” Marjorie Lima, MSN, RN-BC, manager of Baptist Health South Florida’s residency and spokeswoman for the transition program, said in the release. “Our program gives our graduates the confidence to enter into any clinical setting knowing they were trained with the most current, evidence-based best practices.”
About the program
”The ANCC Practice Transition Accreditation Program offers a new credential that validates a nursing residency or fellowship program that meets ANCC evidence-based standards and best practice criteria, according to a news release.
Whether graduating from academia to clinical practice, returning to the field or transitioning between clinical settings, RNs and APRNs who successfully complete ANCC-accredited transition programs gain the knowledge, skills and professional behaviors to deliver safe, quality care, according to the release.
“Residency and fellowship programs for RNs and APRNs provide critical support for the transition between academia and clinical practice or between different practice settings,” Kathy Chappell, PhD, RN, vice president of the ANCC Accreditation Program and Institute of Credentialing Research, said in the release.
“Research evidence has demonstrated organizations implementing robust residency or fellowship programs significantly reduce costs associated with turnover and vacancy, resulting in a positive return on investment to the organization,” she added. “In addition, nurses completing residency programs have demonstrated an improvement in work satisfaction, employee engagement, self-confidence, commitment to the organization, time-management skills, relations with team members, clinical leadership skills, critical thinking skills, role socialization and absenteeism and clinical competence.”