LEXINGTON, Ky. — Baptist Health Lexington’s New Graduate Transition to Practice Program has achieved accreditation with distinction from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).
ANCC Practice Transition Accreditation validates hospital residency or fellowship 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.
Baptist Health Lexington is one of only 56 hospitals worldwide and only the second hospital in Kentucky to receive this designation. The New Graduate Transition to Practice Program combines classroom, simulation and clinical experiences to assist new nurse graduates in transitioning into the nursing roles in the hospital.
“This designation with distinction signifies our commitment to smooth and safe transitions to a professional nursing career with our new graduate nurses and places Baptist Health Lexington in a very elite international group of less than 60 hospitals,” said Chief Operating Officer/Chief Nursing Officer Karen S. Hill.
Nurses in accredited transition programs such as the New Graduate Transition to Practice Program experience curricula that promote the acquisition of knowledge, skills and professional behaviors necessary to deliver safe, high-quality care.
Since 2005, Baptist Health Lexington has been designated as a Magnet facility by the ANCC, which is the highest level of worldwide recognition for healthcare organizations and the nursing profession.