Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center recently announced that its nurse residency program has achieved accreditation with distinction from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Considered the highest recognition given by the organization, the designation is noted as a global standard for residencies and fellowships in the nursing profession.
“Accreditation with distinction recognizes that our program at Roswell Park has met rigorous quality standards and sets the standard for excellence in educating new nurses,” says Mary Ann Long, chief nursing officer at Roswell Park. “This recognition is a testament to the level of attention and dedication we invest into every aspect of our care for our patients.”
Roswell Park’s nurse residency program was established in 2018. A one-year program that all new nurses to participate in, it’s designed to aid in the transition of a nursing graduate from classroom to bedside and clinic, toward the goal of optimal patient outcomes and staff engagement.
The curriculum at the cancer center is based on the Vizient/American Association of Colleges of Nursing program. Through formal mentoring, learning and work experiences, new nurses improve critical thinking, develop clinical skills, enhance their professional growth and promote best nursing practices.
“We are so proud of our nurse residency program and the opportunities it provides — allowing us to continue to attract the most talented nurses in the region,” says Andrew Storer, Ph.D., executive director of Nursing Professional Development, Practice and Research.
The ANCC is a subsidiary of the American Nurses Association, which provides resources and advocacy for the nation’s 4 million registered nurses.