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Jackson, Tennessee (February 6, 2020) – West Tennessee Healthcare is pleased to announce that its RN Residency Program achieved accreditation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). 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, like West Tennessee Healthcare’s RN Residency Program, experience curricula that promote the acquisition of knowledge, skills and professional behaviors necessary to deliver safe, high-quality care.

“We are proud that West Tennessee Healthcare is recognized by ANCC as one of the highest-quality transition programs for nurses,” said Tina Prescott, Chief Operating and Chief Nursing Officer. “ANCC accreditation gives nurse residents and fellows assurance that West Tennessee Healthcare 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.”

About ANCC: 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.