VALLEY VIEW NURSE RESIDENCY PROGRAM IS ACCREDITED WITH DISTINCTION AS A PRACTICE TRANSITION PROGRAM BY THE AMERICAN NURSES CREDENTIALING CENTER’S COMMISSION ON ACCREDITATION

April 26, 2018, GLENWOOD SPRINGS, COLO – The Practice Transition Accreditation further validates Valley View’s Nurse Residency Program, transitioning registered nurses (RNs) into new practice that meet rigorous, evidence-based standards for quality and excellence. Valley View is the first accredited American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) RN residency program in Colorado. Nurses in accredited transition programs promote the acquisition of knowledge, skills and professional behaviors necessary to deliver safe, high-quality care.

Valley View was recognized in the accreditation report for demonstrating several processes on how peer support is integrated into the program, and also for the use of incremental goals to promote the developmental needs of its nurses.

“We are very proud that the Valley View Nurse Residency Program has been recognized by ANCC as one of the highest-quality transition programs,” said Gary Brewer, chief executive officer.

“It is an honor to be designated with distinction,” said Sandy Hurley, chief nursing officer. “ANCC accreditation gives nurse residents assurance that Valley View offers an elevated transition program with a clear course of instruction and reliable evaluation methods, which is incredibly valuable to our nurse recruitment efforts,” she said.

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About Valley View
About Valley View Valley View is a private, not-for-profit health system based in Glenwood Springs, Colorado. Founded in 1955 with funds raised by the community, Valley View Hospital has evolved into an 80-bed multi-disciplinary facility providing a broad spectrum of health services with an integrated network of specialty centers and physician practices, including comprehensive cancer care, an interventional cardiology center and neurosurgical and orthopaedic care. Valley View Care Centers are also located in Eagle, Silt and Willits. Local events and outreach efforts include community health fairs, blood drives, a physician-led education series, a kids and teen safety fair, and Rally the Valley, the signature event of the Valley View Foundation. Valley View is designated as a Planetree facility, representing the highest level of achievement in person-centered care. Valley View has been recognized for performance excellence from Healthgrades, J.D. Power & Associates, Truven Health “Top 100 Hospitals”, Survey Vitals and Consumer Reports. PeopleCare. That’s Valley View. www.vvh.org.

About the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), a subsidiary of the American Nurses Association (ANA), provides individuals and organizations throughout the nursing profession with the resources they need to achieve practice excellence. ANCC’s internationally renowned credentialing programs certify nurses in specialty practice areas; recognize healthcare organizations for promoting safe, positive work environments; and accredit providers and approvers of continuing nursing education. In addition. ANCC provides leading edge information and educational services and products to support its core credentialing programs. www.nursecredentialing.org.