West Bridgewater, MA (PRWEB) March 07, 2013
Western Schools, a provider of continuing education for 35 years, has achieved Accreditation with Distinction 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 Western Schools, meet comprehensive, evidenced-based criteria to ensure CNE activities are effectively planned, implemented and evaluated.
Only organizations that demonstrate zero deficiencies can achieve Accreditation with Distinction, an achievement that fewer than 10 percent all ANCC-accredited organizations attain. Through Western Schools, nurses nationwide have access to the highest caliber of continuing education to meet certification or licensure requirements, which in turn contributes to improved health care outcomes.
“We’re proud to be recognized by ANCC for our commitment to continuous improvement and the highest quality continuing education for nurses,” said Amy Bernard, BSN, MS, RN-BC, Director of Continuing Education and Lead Nurse Planner for Western Schools. “This is the highest recognition awarded by the ANCC, and we are truly honored to be recognized in this way. ANNC accreditation gives nurses assurance that by choosing Western Schools, they will receive the highest quality continuing education available.”
Bernard continued, “Our passion is helping nurses develop competence and confidence so that they can deliver the highest quality care. We take pride in promoting the professional growth of nurses.”
ANNC 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 Western Schools
Western Schools is a leader in continuing education in the healthcare field, offering in-depth, peer-reviewed courses in nursing and behavioral health. Through our process of quality development and rigorous review, Western Schools offers healthcare professionals the highest quality, convenient, and affordable courses needed to fulfill their re-licensure, certification, and other professional education needs. As a nationally accredited continuing education provider, Western Schools offers more than 2,300 continuing education hours across more than 40 specialties in nursing and behavioral health. Since its founding in 1978, Western Schools has served more than 1 million practitioners through its commitment to the growth and lifelong learning of healthcare professionals. For more information about Western Schools, visit westernschools.com.
The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), a subsidiary of the American Nurses Association (ANA) 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. http://www.nursecredentialing.org