Wednesday, September 28, 2016

AHCA/NCAL Research Finds That Nursing Facilities with ANCC Board Certified Nurses Are More Likely to Receive Five Stars on the CMS Quality Rating


New research conducted by AHCA/NCAL found that nursing facilities with at least one RN certified in gerontological nursing by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) are more likely to receive a higher star rating on the CMS Quality measure.  The research found that 45 percent of nursing facilities received a 5-Star quality rating as compared to 33 percent nationwide.   

In addition, AHCA/NCAL research found that nursing facilities with at least one ANCC board certified nurse were twice as likely to receive an overall 5-Star rating from CMS and far less likely to receive an overall 1-Star rating.    

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). 



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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