Nurse Residency Program Earns Accreditation With Distinction From American Nurses Credentialing Center

McLaren Northern Michigan is pleased to announce that its Nurse Residency Program has achieved Accreditation with Distinction, the highest recognition awarded by 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 the McLaren Northern Michigan Nurse Residency Program, experience curricula that promote the acquisition of knowledge, skills, and professional behaviors necessary to deliver safe, high-quality care.

“Receiving accreditation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center demonstrates a high level of dedication to supporting new nurses. This program will grow the knowledge of nurses to continue successfully in a rewarding career,” stated Jennifer Woods, Chief Nursing Officer at McLaren Northern Michigan.

“We are proud that our Nurse Residency Program is recognized by ANCC as one of the highest-quality transition programs for nurses,” said Janis Bishop, MSN, RN, CNL-BC, Transition to Practice Manager. “ANCC accreditation gives nurse residents assurance that McLaren Northern Michigan 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.”

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