FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 1, 2018
Contact person: Margaret Cellucci
Web URL: www.nasn.org
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOL NURSES EARNS
ACCREDITATION WITH DISTINCTION
FROM AMERICAN NURSES CREDENTIALING CENTER
Silver Spring, Maryland (March 1, 2018) – The National Association of School Nurses (NASN) is pleased to announce it achieved Accreditation with Distinction by American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). ANCC Accreditation distinguishes organizations that demonstrate quality and excellence in the curriculum design and delivery of continuing nursing education (CNE). Accredited organizations, like NASN, meet comprehensive, evidenced-based criteria to ensure CNE activities are effectively planned, implemented, and evaluated. (Only organizations that demonstrate zero deficiencies requiring a progress report achieve Accreditation with Distinction. As of September 2012, less than 10 percent of all ANCC-accredited organizations achieve this honor). School nurses now gain access to the highest caliber of education to meet certification or licensure requirements, which in turn contributes to improved health care outcomes.
“To optimize student health and learning, NASN provides school nurses with student-centered 21st century learning opportunities. We are proud to be recognized by ANCC for our commitment to continuous improvement and the highest quality continuing education,” said NASN President Nina Fekaris, MS, BSN, RN, NCSN. “ANCC accreditation gives nurses assurance that by choosing NASN they will receive the best CNE available.”
ANCC Accreditation is a voluntary, peer review process intended to strengthen and sustain the quality and integrity of continuing nursing education, making it worthy of public confidence. Accrediting organizations, like ANCC, assess providers of continuing nursing education to ensure they meet rigorous global standards established by ANCC.
The National Association of School Nurses is a non-profit specialty nursing organization, organized in 1968 and incorporated in 1977, representing school nurses exclusively. NASN has more than 16,000 members and 50 affiliates including the District of Columbia and overseas. The mission of NASN is to optimize student health and learning by advancing the practice of school nursing. To learn more about NASN, please visit us on the Web at www.nasn.org or call 866-627-6767.
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 education services and products to support its core credentialing programs. www.nursecredentialing.org