PORT JEFFERSON, NY – Mather Hospital’s New Graduate Nurse Transition to Practice program – also known as a nurse residency program – has been reaccredited with distinction for four years by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).

Mather’s nurse residency program, which became the first to be accredited in New York State in 2018, helps new nurses develop more skills, competency and confidence through a year-long curriculum. Mather’s program is one of only 201 ANCC accredited nurse residency programs worldwide.

“Mather is committed to the community we serve by providing the highest quality of service and care,” said Chief Nursing Officer/Vice President for Nursing Marie Mulligan, PhD, RN. “Educating our current and future health care professionals is a priority in ensuring our commitment to the community and our staff. The nurse residency program provides nursing education, evidence-based practice and peer support.

“The program has successfully demonstrated an increase in registered nurse recruitment, retention rates and performance outcomes. We are extremely proud and honored to receive redesignation of the new graduate nurse transition to practice accreditation with distinction.”

Nursing research studies have shown that nurse residency programs increase the retention and satisfaction of new graduate nurses. Lower turnover rates of graduate nurses equate to better patient care. The program aims to bridge the gap between theory and practice, supporting the new graduate nurses in patient care.

“It is an honor to be designated again as an ANCC Practice Transition Accreditation Program®,” said Marsha Deckman, MSN, RN, director of Nursing Professional Development and program director for the New Graduate Nurse Transition to Practice Program. “Every nurse in the organization plays a pivotal role in this designation.”

New Graduate Nurse Transition to Practice at Mather Hospital is recognized by the ANCC Practice Transition Accreditation Program® (PTAP) as an Industry Recognized Apprenticeship Programs (IRAP).


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About Mather Hospital

Mather Hospital is an accredited 248-bed, non-profit community teaching hospital dedicated to providing a wide spectrum of high-quality healthcare services to Suffolk County residents, showing compassion and respect and treating each patient in the manner we would wish for our loved ones. Mather has twice earned the prestigious Magnet® recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), which recognizes healthcare organizations for quality patient care, nursing excellence and innovations in professional nursing practice. Mather has received 15 “A” ratings for patient safety from The Leapfrog Group. For further information about Mather Hospital, visit www.matherhospital.org or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/matherhospital.


About Northwell Health

Northwell Health is New York State’s largest health care provider and private employer, with 23 hospitals, 830 outpatient facilities and more than 16,600 affiliated physicians. We care for over two million people annually in the New York metro area and beyond, thanks to philanthropic support from our communities. Our 76,000 employees – 18,900 nurses and 4,800 employed doctors, including members of Northwell Health Physician Partners – are working to change health care for the better. We’re making breakthroughs in medicine at the Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research. We’re training the next generation of medical professionals at the visionary Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell and the Hofstra Northwell School of Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies. For information on our more than 100 medical specialties, visit Northwell.edu and follow us @NorthwellHealth on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.