"Because our program is one of a kind, we were challenged to gather all the information necessary for the application process and meet the requirements. But our reward is validation that we provide a quality orientation program. It strengthens our customers’ trust in our nurses’ skills, helps us recruit high quality nurses, and reinforces, both internally and externally, that our nurses provide safe and consistent practice."
"Obtaining accreditation was a challenge, especially with concurrent accreditation activities taking place throughout the medical center. But our biggest challenge turned out to be our greatest reward: The interprofessional effort brought us together, built team spirit among the different disciplines, and demonstrated how fruitful collaboration can be."