Meritus Medical Center's Nursing Residency Program Accredited by National Nursing Association

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Meritus Medical Center’s nursing residency program earned official accreditation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) this week.

The ANCC Practice Transition Accreditation Program® (PTAP) sets the global standard for residency programs that transition registered nurses (RNs) and advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) into new practice settings. The accreditation ensures confidence to those in the field and those receiving services that the evidence-based practices are in use; residents have had the opportunity to work alongside experienced, knowledgeable staff and learn in a real-life setting; and patient care and outcomes are improved and top of mind.

“Many hours of work went into this accreditation process by our core team members for the program, above and beyond their day-to-day nursing work at the hospital, which is inspiring for all of us in leadership who supported them,” said Carol Grove, interim chief nursing officer for Meritus Health. “To apply for this accreditation during a pandemic is even more amazing, but having this recognition helps current and future nurses in our organization know that the commitment to lifelong learning for our staff is real and always at the forefront of what we do here in this community.”

Meritus Medical Center’s nursing residency program’s accreditation is for four years, through the end of April 2026. This accreditation aligns with the commitment to nursing excellence by Meritus Health as a Magnet® organization.