Accreditation With Distinction
Memorial Hospital joins a group of elite organizations from around the globe that has earned the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Accreditation With Distinction for the hospital’s RN Residency Program. The first in the San Joaquin Valley to receive accreditation for their new graduate nurse residency program.
“We are honored to receive this recognition by the ANCC. It is yet another demonstration of Memorial’s commitment to the pursuit of clinical excellence by our nurses and caregivers,” states Ken Keller, President and CEO of Memorial Hospital. “Participation in this program ensures that our nurse residents have a robust, effective mentorship period that helps guide their clinical journey and immerses them in the hospital’s cultural experience during their initial year in practice.”
The evidence-based curriculum offers nurse residents at Memorial Hospital a collaborative learning environment to successfully transition into clinical practice. Residents are given the opportunity to work alongside experienced clinicians and learn in a real-life setting to be better prepared and more confident as they enter the workforce.
“Memorial Hospital is dedicated to our RN Transition to Practice Program,” said Robin McNabb, Chief Nursing Officer at Memorial Hospital. “Since 2009, our 12-month nurse residency program has provided a comprehensive structure that includes education, orientation, support, mentoring, and professional development. The development and design of the program allow for nurse residents to transition into safe clinical practice efficiently and supports continual professional growth through their first year of nursing practice.”
New graduate nurse residents who undergo a residency program feel more prepared for their roles and have increased work satisfaction, confidence in communication skills, and improved patient outcomes. RN residents at Memorial Hospital work alongside nurses in critical care, labor and delivery, surgery, pediatrics, emergency department, and other departments throughout the hospital. Memorial Hospital also offers a Transition Fellowship program for experienced nurses with more than one year of clinical experience who are interested in transitioning into a new specialty of practice. Transition Fellows receive the same training and education as a new graduate nurse resident. Please visit our Careers webpage for more information about our Transition Fellowship program.