Erlanger Earns Accreditation With Distinction From American Nurses Credentialing Center

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Erlanger Health System’s nurse residency program achieved accreditation with distinction from the American Nurses Credentialing Center in the areas of adult acute care, adult critical care and pediatrics.

ANCC Practice Transition Accreditation validates hospital residency programs that transition registered nurses into new practice settings. These programs must meet rigorous, evidence-based standards for quality and excellence. The Commission on Accreditation awards “accreditation with distinction” when an accreditation review of a program results in no deficiencies. Erlanger’s nurse residency program is one of four accredited programs in Tennessee and is the only program in the Chattanooga area to achieve accreditation with distinction.

“We are proud that Erlanger’s nurse residency program is recognized by ANCC as one of the highest-quality transition programs for nurses,” said Dr. Jan Keys, Erlanger senior vice president and chief nursing executive. “ANCC accreditation gives nurse residents assurance that Erlanger offers an elevated transition program with a clear course of instruction and reliable evaluation methods. With ANCC accreditation, our transitioning nurses gain the skills and confidence needed to perform effectively within a new practice setting.”

Erlanger’s adult nurse residency program began in 2015, and a pediatric track was added in 2018. The residency program is designed to provide a smooth transition for new graduates as they assume the roles of professional nurses. The program allows for exposure to different clinical areas before committing to a “home” unit and provides educational opportunities throughout the first year of practice. Erlanger will begin accepting applications for the summer cohort in early 2020.

For more information about Erlanger’s nurse residency program or to apply, visit erlanger.org/nurseresidency or call 778-3947.


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