ANAC Achieves ANCC Accreditation with Distinction
The Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (ANAC) is pleased to announce that we achieved Accreditation with Distinction by American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). ANCC Accreditation distinguishes organizations that demonstrate quality and excellence in the curriculum design and delivery of continuing nursing education (CNE). Accredited organizations like ANAC meet comprehensive, evidenced-based criteria to ensure CNE activities are effectively planned, implemented and evaluated.
Only organizations that demonstrate zero deficiencies achieve Accreditation with Distinction. As of September 2012, less than 10% of all ANCC-accredited organizations achieve this honor. Nurses dedicated to HIV and HIV-related care can now gain access to the highest caliber of education to meet certification or licensure requirements, which in turn contributes to improved health care outcomes.
“We are proud to be recognized by ANCC for our commitment to continuous improvement and the highest quality continuing education for nurses,” says Kimberly Carbaugh, executive director. “ANAC’s having earned the honor of ANCC Accreditation with Distinction gives nurses the assurance that by choosing ANAC, they will receive the best CNE available.”
ANCC Accreditation is a voluntary, peer review process intended to strengthen and sustain the quality and integrity of continuing nursing education, making it worthy of public confidence. Accrediting organizations, like ANCC, assess providers of continuing nursing education to ensure they meet rigorous global standards established by ANCC.
The Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (ANAC) represents more than 2,000 nurses, nurse practitioners, and other health care providers who practice in a wide range of settings in HIV and HIV-related care. ANAC is the leading professional nursing association educating, connecting, supporting and advocating for nurses and nurse practitioners concerned about HIV and HIV-related care. ANAC promotes a comprehensive, holistic and evidence-based approach to quality HIV care, and advocates for policies grounded in a human rights approach to health.
The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), a subsidiary of the American Nurses Association (ANA), provides individuals and organizations throughout the nursing profession with the resources they need to achieve practice excellence. ANCC's internationally renowned credentialing programs certify nurses in specialty practice areas; recognize healthcare organizations for promoting safe, positive work environments; and accredit providers and approvers of continuing nursing education. In addition, ANCC provides leading-edge information and education services and products to support its core credentialing programs.