Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Demonstrate Your Geriatric Nurse Competency Under CMS’ Phase II Requirements of Participation

AHCA/NCAL's Gero Nurse Prep is designed to prepare RNs to take the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) board certification exam in gerontological nursing. It also increases RNs’ knowledge of gerontological nursing practice. In fact, Gero Nurse Prep students see a whopping 23 percentage point increase on average on their pre- and post-test scores. 

That increased knowledge could be a big help to nursing facilities under Phase II of CMS’ Requirements of Participation, which takes effect in late November 2017. Under this phase, nursing facilities will be required to demonstrate that they have the staff competencies and skill sets necessary to provide the level and types of care to meet the individual needs of their resident population.  

Given that two out of three RNs in the United States have had no geriatric nursing training, AHCA/NCAL Gero Nurse Prep and ANCC Board Certification are great ways to demonstrate to surveyors this starting this fall that your RNs have the knowledge and skill sets necessary to meet your residents’ needs through specialized geriatric training and board certification. 
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, which means having an ANCC Board certified RN can easily give providers an edge in the marketplace and demonstrate to survey teams that your facility has staff with strong geriatric nursing competencies. 

AHCA/NCAL’s Gero Nurse Prep program is outstanding in preparing RNs to pass the ANCC gerontological certification exam. RNs who complete the program have a passing rate of 96 percent on the ANCC exam and receive 30 CEUs. RNs who are interested can become board certified for less than $1,100 ($690 for AHCA/NCAL 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 online curriculum designed to help RNs pass the ANCC exam.   

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