Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Nursing Facilities with ANCC Board Certified RNs Receive Fewer Deficiencies

Dave Kyllo

New research conducted by AHCA/NCAL shows that nursing facilities that employ at least one American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Board certified RN also performed better on average on their annual surveys.
   
Looking at statistics for the last two survey cycles, the national average number of citations was 7.53 and 7.55 respectively, while nursing facilities with at least one ANCC Board certified RN averaged 5.90 and 5.71 citations respectively.  Nursing facilities with at least one ANCC Board certified RN also averaged fewer Immediate Jeopardy (IJ) citations in the last three survey cycles when compared to facilities nationwide.
 
The ANCC offers certification in gerontological nursing – the gold standard in demonstrating clinical excellence in geriatric patient care.  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 RNs prepare for the certification exam, AHCA/NCAL offers a course called Gero Nurse Prep. RNs who complete the course earn 30 nursing contact hours and experience a 96% pass rate on the ANCC certification exam on the first try. Gero Nurse Prep students see a whopping 24 percent average increase between their pre- and post-test scores.
 
Gero Nurse Prep is on sale!  Save $100 off the regular registration fee now through April 30 by using promo code VBP2019 (all caps). AHCA/NCAL Gero Nurse Prep provides tremendous value at this AHCA/NCAL member $590 sale price.   That’s less than $20 per contact hour for outstanding nursing education that makes a measurable difference on so many fronts.  For RNs interested in pursuing Board certification through ANCC, there is an additional and separate cost of $395.
 
To learn more about Gero Nurse Prep and ANCC Board certification, watch this video. For an even deeper dive into competent geriatric nursing, listen to this free AHCA/NCAL webinar “Improving Clinical Outcomes through Competent Gerontological Nurses.”
   
If your RNs are not yet ANCC Board certified, take this important step on your quality improvement journey and check out AHCA/NCAL Gero Nurse Prep today.        

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