Two Nursing Programs at Bon Secours Mary Immaculate Hospital Earn Accreditation with Distinction from American Nurses Credentialing Center

Newport News, VA , Sept. 02, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Bon Secours Hampton Roads Health System is pleased to announce that its Bon Secours Virginia Nurse Residency Program at Mary Immaculate Hospital and the Bon Secours Mary Immaculate Hospital’s Registered Nurse (RN) Fellowship Transitions in Practice Program have achieved accreditation with distinction from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).

Bon Secours Mary Immaculate is the first hospital in the nation to earn accreditation with distinction from ANCC for its RN Fellowship Transitions in Practice Program and the Nurse Residency Program is the fourth program in the nation to be recognized. Bon Secours Mary Immaculate was also the first hospital in the Hampton Roads region to achieve Pathway to Excellence in 2012, was re-designated by the ANCC in December 2015 and received the national Pathway award in 2013. 

“We are proud that Bon Secours Mary Immaculate is recognized by ANCC as one of the highest-quality transition programs for nurses,” said Jeff Doucette, DNP, RN, FACHE, CENP, LNHA,

Regional Vice President, Chief Nursing Officer, Clinical Services for Bon Secours Hampton Roads Health System.  “ANCC accreditation gives nurse residents and fellows assurance that Bon Secours offers an elevated transition program with a clear course of instruction and reliable evaluation methods. With ANCC accreditation, our transitioning nurses gain the skills and confidence needed to perform effectively within a new practice setting.”

ANCC Practice Transition Accreditation with Distinction validates hospital residency or fellowship programs that transition RNs and advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) into new practice settings that meet rigorous, evidence-based standards for quality and excellence. Nurses in accredited transition programs experience curricula that promote the acquisition of knowledge, skills and professional behaviors necessary to deliver safe, high-quality care.


About Bon Secours Virginia Health System

Bon Secours Virginia Health System (BSV), the fourth-largest and only faith-based health system in Virginia, is comprised of Bon Secours Richmond and Bon Secours Hampton Roads. BSV includes seven award-winning hospitals: four in Richmond and three in Hampton Roads. Bon Secours brings together an expanding network of hospitals, primary care practices, ambulatory care sites and continuing care facilities to provide high-quality health care and wellness services to thousands of Virginians. The not-for-profit Catholic health system employs nearly 12,500 people. Bon Secours Virginia hospitals offer a full range of services, including cardiac, women’s, children’s, orthopaedics, emergency services, oncology, neurosciences and surgery.


About ANCC

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.



CONTACT: Lori Sharp
Public Relations Coordinator
Bon Secours Hampton Roads
757-889-5986; media pager: 757-680-3296