PHILADELPHIA (February 4, 2020) – Fox Chase Cancer Center has announced that its Nurse Residency Program achieved Practice Transition Accreditation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). They were awarded Accreditation with Distinction, the highest recognition awarded.
“This accreditation validates our program for being evidence-based, current, and relative to nursing practice,” said Deborah Baldassarre, MSN, RN, OCN, NPD-BC, Nursing Residency Program Coordinator. “It was a great experience for all of us here, to look at our program, evaluate it, and make it better.”
The ANCC Practice Transition Accreditation Program® validates hospital residency or fellowship programs that transition registered nurses (RNs) and advanced practice registered nurses into new practice settings that meet rigorous, evidence-based standards for quality and excellence.
Nurses in accredited transition programs such as Fox Chase’s Nurse Residency Program experience curricula that promote the acquisition of knowledge, skills, and professional behaviors necessary to deliver safe, high-quality care.
Fox Chase’s Nurse Residency Program is the 134th program to earn accreditation from the ANCC. The accreditation will last until May 2023, at which point the program will need to apply for re-accreditation.
“A lot of work went into achieving this accreditation, a lot of which could not have happened without the entire Nurse Residency Advisory Committee, the nurse residents, and Anne Jadwin,” said Baldassarre. Anne Jadwin, MSN, RN, AOCN, NE-BC, is chief nursing officer and vice president of nursing at Fox Chase. “I am proud to be a member of such a committed and dedicated nursing team.”