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02/07/2018 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 02/07/2018 09:01

Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Horizon Nurse Residency Program Earns Accreditation with Distinction from American Nurses Credentialing Center

Nicklaus Children's Hospital Horizon Nurse Residency Program Earns Accreditation with Distinction from American Nurses Credentialing Center


Nicklaus Children's Hospital Horizon Nurse Residency Program has achieved accreditation with distinction from the American Nurses Credentialing Center's (ANCC). Accreditation with Distinction is the highest recognition bestowed by the ANCC's Commission on Accreditation. Nicklaus Children's is the second children's hospital in the nation to achieve this recognition.

Published on: 02/07/2018

MIAMI-- Nicklaus Children's Hospital Horizon Nurse Residency Program has achieved accreditation with distinction from the American Nurses Credentialing Center's (ANCC). Accreditation with Distinction is the highest recognition bestowed by the ANCC's Commission on Accreditation. Nicklaus Children's is 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.

About Nicklaus Children's Hospital

Founded in 1950 by Variety Clubs International, Nicklaus Children's Hospital is South Florida's only licensed specialty hospital exclusively for children, with nearly 800 attending physicians and more than 475 pediatric subspecialists. The 289-bed hospital - known as Miami Children's Hospital from 1983 through 2014 - is renowned for excellence in all aspects of pediatric medicine, with many programs routinely ranked among the nation's best by U.S. News & World Report. The hospital is also home to the largest pediatric teaching program in the southeastern United States and has been designated an American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet facility, the nursing profession's most prestigious institutional honor. For more information, please visit www.nicklauschildrens.org.

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