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Jackson, Tennessee (February 6, 2020) – West Tennessee Healthcare is pleased to announce that its RN
Residency Program achieved accreditation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).
ANCC Practice Transition Accreditation validates hospital residency or fellowship programs that
transition registered nurses (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, like West Tennessee Healthcare’s RN Residency Program,
experience curricula that promote the acquisition of knowledge, skills and professional behaviors
necessary to deliver safe, high-quality care.

“We are proud that West Tennessee Healthcare is recognized by ANCC as one of the highest-quality
transition programs for nurses,” said Tina Prescott, Chief Operating and Chief Nursing Officer. “ANCC
accreditation gives nurse residents and fellows assurance that West Tennessee Healthcare 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.”

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

About West Tennessee Healthcare:
West Tennessee Healthcare is a public, not-for-profit healthcare system with locations serving 19
counties in West Tennessee and Southeast Missouri. The mission of West Tennessee Healthcare is
to improve the health and well-being of the communities we serve while providing exceptional and
compassionate care. For more information, visit