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Nurse Residency Program at St. John’s Hospitals is First in the Tri-County Area to Earn National Accreditation

Achievement recognizes hospitals’ commitment to mentoring newly licensed nurses

OXNARD, Calif. – March 6, 2023 – Dignity Health—St. John's Regional Medical Center (SJRMC) and St. John's Hospital Camarillo (SJHC) are proud to announce that the Nurse Residency Program was recently awarded accreditation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) for the Practice Transition Accreditation Program (PTAP). With this accreditation, St. John’s program is now one of 240 officially accredited nurse residency programs in the nation and the only accredited program in the Tri-County area.

PTAP sets the global standard for nurse residency programs and formally recognizes the education program and support environment provided specifically to new nursing graduates so they can achieve the highest level of professional success.

"We are incredibly proud of earning national accreditation. Just a few years ago, our team saw a need for a nurse residency program in the community and quickly mobilized to develop the comprehensive program we have today," said Dalarie Manda, Vice President, Chief Nurse Executive at St. John's Regional Medical Center and St. John's Hospital Camarillo. "It's rewarding to see our seasoned nurses provide invaluable support and guidance as the new nurses adjust to providing care at the bedside."

The Nurse Residency Program at St. John’s provides mentorship and hands-on training for new nurse graduates and nurses transitioning to specialty and acute care. This comprehensive program is structured to include practice-based learning under the guidance of preceptors and clinical leaders, specialty core courses, and workdays focused on interprofessional education, professional development, and reflective learning.

“During a time where there is a critical need for health care workers in our community and across the nation, it is an honor to be part of a solution that is recognized not only for providing future health care workers with real-time experiences but also for supporting our existing nurses,” said Barry Wolfman, President & CEO of St. John's Regional Medical Center and St. John's Hospital Camarillo.

ANCC's renowned credentialing programs certify and recognize health care organizations that promote nursing excellence and quality patient outcomes while providing safe, positive work environments. ANCC accreditation sets the global standard for residency programs that transition registered nurses into new practice settings. The accreditation, granted for four years, showcases St. John’s nurse residency program’s content knowledge, the experience of educators and preceptors and evidence-based practices


About Dignity Health St. John’s Regional Medical Center and St. John’s Hospital Camarillo

Dignity Health-St. John’s Regional Medical Center in Oxnard and St. John’s Hospital Camarillo in Camarillo comprise the largest non-profit acute care provider in Ventura County. Founded 110 years ago, St. John’s Hospitals are nationally recognized for quality care, safety and service. Both hospitals are supported by an active philanthropic Foundation to support new programs and services, as well as to advance the community’s access to health care. Learn more at or



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Monday, March 06, 2023