Mather Hospital has been accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) for the first Graduate Nurse Transition to Practice residency program in New York State.
Achieving accreditation for a graduate nurse program demonstrates the value that nursing has within an organization. Mather focuses on the lifelong learning process of our nurses. We involve them in educational activities that develop and maintain their competence and performance. These continued activities have a positive impact on the ability of nurses to deliver high quality and safe patient care in all practice settings and environments.
The program will help new nurses develop more skills, competency and confidence through our year-long curriculum. Nursing research studies have shown that nurse residency programs increase the retention and satisfaction of new graduate nurses. Lower turnover rates of graduate nurses equates to better patient care. Nursing leadership at Mather is thoroughly committed to the transition process of graduate nurses.
The program helps to bridge the gap between theory and practice, supporting the new graduate nurses in patient care. Nurse residency programs are recommended by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), the Institute of Medicine report: The Future of Nursing published in 2010, and the American Nurses Association (ANA) through the Practice Transition Accreditation Program (PTAP). The ANCC Practice Transition Accreditation Program™ sets the global standard for residency or fellowship programs that transition registered nurses (RNs) and advance practice registered nurses (APRNs) into new practice settings.