Nurse Residency Program Earns Highest Accreditation

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On August 22, 2022, Denver Health’s Nurse Residency Program received accreditation with distinction from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Practice Transition Accreditation Program® (PTAP). This is the highest recognition an organization can be awarded by the credentialing center. The ANCC PTAP sets the global standard for nurse residency programs that transition graduate nurses into professional practice. Our program is the only nurse residency program in the Denver metro area to achieve the accreditation.

Now in its 11th year, our Nurse Residency Program has guided more than 600 newly graduated registered nurses (RNs) into practice, with 100 current cohorts. They participate in preceptor-led orientation, paid monthly classes, professional role development, peer support, and learning activities that build confidence and competence in their new role. Around 92% of participants are still with Denver Health at their one-year mark.

Denver Health Nursing Department leaders are planning a celebration event to recognize everyone who helped in the accreditation achievement, including our graduate nurses, preceptors, clinical nurse educators, managers, program faculty and leadership teams.

Denver Health Nurse Residency Program is accredited with distinction as a Practice Transition Program by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation in Practice Transition Programs. Denver Health Nurse Residency Program at Denver Health is recognized by the ANCC Practice Transition Accreditation Program® (PTAP) as an Industry-Recognized Apprenticeship Programs (IRAP).

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