Monday, August 29, 2016

New Research Shows That Nursing Facilities with ANCC Board Certified Nurses Are Twice as Likely to Receive a 5-Star Rating from CMS!

Dave Kyllo

Recent research conducted by AHCA/NCAL shows that nursing facilities with RNs certified in gerontological nursing by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) are twice as likely to receive an overall 5-Star rating from CMS.

Nationwide, CMS data shows that 24 percent of nursing facilities receive a 5-Star rating but AHCA/NCAL researchers found that number jumps to 48 percent for nursing facilities with at least one ANCC certified RN. Facilities with an ANCC board certified nurse were also significantly less likely to have a 1-Star rating from CMS with only two percent of facilities receiving the lowest rating compared to 15 percent nationally.

ANCC is the world’s largest and most prestigious nurse credentialing organization and a subsidiary of the American Nurses Association. Less than one percent of America’s RNs are board certified in gerontological nursing.

To help increase the number of board certified RNs, AHCA/NCAL’s Gero Nurse Prep program is to help RNs prepare for and pass the ANCC gerontological certification exam. RNs who complete the AHCA/NCAL Gero Nurse Prep program have a passing rate of 96 percent on the ANCC exam and receive 30 CEUs.

AHCA/NCAL Gero Nurse Prep is on sale now and each RN registrant can save $100 off his/her Gero Nurse Prep by entering promo code STARS2016 (all caps) at checkout. That means RNs who are interested can become board certified for less than $1,000 ($590 sale price for AHCA/NCAL Gero Nurse Prep and a separate $395 to take the ANCC exam).

AHCA/NCAL members seeking to increase their star ratings from CMS are encouraged to examine ANCC certification for their RN leaders. Watch this video to learn more about AHCA/NCAL Gero Nurse Prep or click on the course preview to get a quick view of this engaging on-line curriculum designed to help RNs pass the ANCC exam.

Reach for the stars and check out AHCA/NCAL Gero Nurse Prep today.

Remember to enter promo code STARS2016 and save $100 off the registration fee. The sale ends November 30.

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