Emory Nursing Professional Development Center earns accreditation

Woodruff Health Sciences Center | March 9, 2016

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Linda McCauley, Dean, Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing

The Emory Nursing Professional Development Center (ENPDC) has earned accreditation by the 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 the ENPDC meet comprehensive, evidenced-based criteria to ensure CNE activities are effectively planned, implemented and evaluated. Nurses in Atlanta will now gain access to the highest caliber of education to meet certification or licensure requirements, which in turn contributes to improved health care outcomes.

The ENPDC is a partnership between Emory University’s Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing and Emory Healthcare Nursing Education. The ENPDC is one of 10 CNE providers in the State of Georgia, which includes prestigious organizations such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Cancer Society.

“We are very proud that we are being recognized by ANCC for our commitment to providing the highest quality continuing education for nurses,” says Linda McCauley, PhD, RN, dean of Emory’s School of Nursing. “ANCC accreditation assures nurses that Emory University and Emory Healthcare deliver the best continuing education opportunities possible.”

“This prestigious accreditation validates that our organizations are on the right path in continuing to provide exceptional educational opportunities for the nursing profession,” says June Connor, RN, interim Chief Nurse Executive at Emory Healthcare. “We are committed to supporting our nurses in delivering optimal care and outcomes to our patients, and are honored to be recognized for that work.”

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.

About Emory Nursing Professional Development Center

The Emory Nursing Professional Development Center is a powerful collaboration between Emory University’s Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing and Emory Healthcare Nurse Education. The Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing is the No. 1 ranked nursing school in Georgia and offers undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral nursing programs. Emory Healthcare is the largest and most comprehensive health care system in Georgia.

About ANCC

The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), a subsidiary of the American Nurses Association, 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