Wednesday, September 14, 2016

AHCA/NCAL Research Finds Correlation Between Cemters with ANCC Board Certified RNs and Rehospitalization Rates

Dave Kyllo

New research conducted by AHCA/NCAL found that the rehospitalization rates in nursing facilities with at least one RN certified in gerontological nursing by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) consistently have run at least two percentage points lower than the national average since 2011. 

Given the similarities of many aspects of geriatric nursing, it is likely that assisted living communities would also see a correlation between having a ANCC Board Certified RNs and reduced rehospitalization rates in their communities. Lower rehospitalization rates are critical to being competitive in today’s health care marketplace that focuses heavily on value based purchasing and financially penalizes acute care settings with high rehospitalization rates. 

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 designed 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).

NCAL members are encouraged to check out AHCA/NCAL Gero Nurse Prep. 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. 

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

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