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2015 Practice Transition Accreditation Program Application Manual

Published 2016
51 pages

Description
ANCC sets the global standard for residency or fellowship programs that transition registered nurses (RNs) and advance practice registered nurses (APRNs) into new practice settings. The criteria outlined in this Practice Transition Accreditation Program Application Manual provides a road map for organizations to develop new RN or APRN residency or fellowship programs, or to evaluate the quality of their existing programs. Programs that meet PTAP criteria exhibit excellence in the domains of Program Leadership, Organizational Enculturation, Development and Design, Practice-Based Learning, Nursing Professional Development, and Quality Outcomes.

Whether you educate nurses at initial entry, at re-entry, or between clinical settings, achieving accreditation lets potential residents or fellows know that your program delivers high-quality curriculum and evaluation of learner performance.

Table of Contents

Preface
Chapter 1: Conceptual Model & Description
Domain Definitions

Chapter 2: Eligibility & the Application Process
Program Types
Eligibility
Application Process
Data Use
Confidential Information
Legal and Regulatory Compliance
Documentation Requirements
Assignment of Appraisers
Appraiser Review
Program Participant Survey
Commission on Accreditation (COA) Decision
System-Wide Program Accreditation
Accredited Program Directory
Appealing an Adverse Accreditation Decision
Application Timeline

Chapter 3: Program Self-Study
Program Overview (PO) and Required Program Documents
PO: Contextual Information
PO: Program Leadership
PO: Organizational Enculturation
PO: Development and Design
Program Faculty
Program Content
PO: Practice-Based Learning
PO: Nursing Professional Development
PO: Quality Outcomes
Program Criteria
Program Leadership (PL)
Organizational Enculturation (OE)
Development and Design (DD)
Program Faculty
Program Content
Practice-Based Learning (PBL)
Nursing Professional Development (NPD)
Quality Outcomes (QO)

Chapter 4: System-wide Program Self-Study
Definition of a System-Wide Program
Application as a System-Wide Program
Program Overview (PO) and Required Program Documents
PO: Contextual Information
PO: Program Leadership
PO: Organizational Enculturation
PO: Development and Design
Program Faculty
Program Content
PO: Practice-Based Learning
PO: Nursing Professional Development
PO: Quality Outcomes
Program Criteria
Program Leadership (PL)
Organizational Enculturation (OE)
Development and Design (DD)
Program Faculty
Program Content
Practice-Based Learning (PBL)
Nursing Professional Development (NPD)
Quality Outcomes (QO)

Chapter 5: RN/APRN Resident/Fellow Survey
Planning the Survey
Administering the Survey

Chapter 6: Responsibilities of Accredited Programs
Accreditation Statement
Annual Reporting
Voluntary Termination
Probation, Suspension, and Revocation
Monitoring Compliance With Program Requirements

Glossary
References

Appendix A
Electronic Documentation Submission Requirement

List of Figures & Tables


© American Nurses Credentialing Center, Silver Spring, MD, 20910. 2015 edition. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopy, recording, or any information storage or retrieval system, without permission of the publisher.

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