Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Increase Geriatric Nursing Competency With Gero Nurse Prep

Dave Kyllo
AHCA/NCAL Gero Nurse Prep is designed to prepare RNs to take the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) board certification exam in gerontological nursing. It does that. RNs who complete the Gero Nurse Prep program have a passing rate of 96 percent on the ANCC exam on their first try and they also receive 30 CEUs. 

But AHCA/NCAL Gero Nurse Prep does much more. It increases RNs’ knowledge of gerontological nursing practice. Gero Nurse Prep students see a whopping 23 percentage point increase on average on their pre- and post-test scores. 

That increased knowledge leads to better facility performance. Research conducted by AHCA/NCAL in 2016 found that nursing facilities with at least one RN certified in gerontological nursing by the ANCC were:

· Twice as likely to receive a 5-Star rating from CMS;

· Consistently had re-hospitalization rates that ran at least two percentage points lower than the national average; and,    

· Consistently had off-label antipsychotic usage rates that were three to four percentage points lower than the national average.  

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. That means having an ANCC Board certified RN can easily give providers an edge in the marketplace. 

AHCA/NCAL Gero Nurse Prep is affordable. RNs who are interested in boosting their credentials and expertise can become board certified for less than $1,100 ($690 AHCA/NCAL member price for Gero Nurse Prep and a separate $395 to take the ANCC exam). 

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. Get an edge on your competition with a RN team specifically trained to deliver competent geriatric nursing care. Check out AHCA/NCAL Gero Nurse Prep today. 

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