Horizon Nurse Residency Program earns accreditation with distinction

Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Horizon Nurse Residency Program has achieved accreditation with distinction from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).

Accreditation with distinction is the highest recognition bestowed by the ANCC’s Commission on Accreditation. Nicklaus Children’s is only the second children’s hospital in the nation to achieve this recognition.

“We are thrilled to be recognized by the ANCC as one of the highest-quality transition programs for nurses,” said Jackie Gonzalez, senior vice president and chief nursing officer for Nicklaus Children’s Hospital. “ANCC accreditation with distinction signifies our dedication to the patients in our care, through excellence in nursing training, instruction and evaluation.”

ANCC Practice Transition Program Accreditation validates hospital residency 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 Nicklaus Children’s Hospital’s Horizon Nurse Residency Program, experience curricula that promote the acquisition of knowledge, skills and professional behaviors necessary to deliver safe, high-quality care.

For more information about Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, visit www.nicklauschildrens.org.


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