The American College of Cardiology (ACC) recently received the 2011 American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Accreditation Premier Program Award.
The Premier Program Award recognizes accredited organizations that excel in providing high-quality continuing nursing education. Organizations receiving the Premier Program Award demonstrate excellence in leadership ability and the use of innovative and creative education strategies to meet the needs of learners. The effectiveness of continuing nursing education activities provided by Premier Program recipients is continually evaluated to achieve optimal professional nursing and patient care outcomes.
The ACC’s Foundations for Practice Excellence: Core Curriculum for the Cardiovascular Clinician, one of only five ANCC Accredited Nursing Skills Competency Programs in the nation, was one of the accomplishments taken into consideration for the award. This program provides clinicians and practitioners with a comprehensive review of best practices in cardiology today and the skills needed to continue to provide high-quality care to their patients.
"It is an awesome achievement that … a professional society that began welcoming nurses as members less than 10 years ago was recognized in this way," said Suzanne Hughes, MSN, RN, chair of the ACC Nurse Education Committe, who attended the award ceremony in Chicago.
Hughes and Christina Chadwick, RN, MSN, ACC’s associate director of CE Accreditation & Compliance, accepted the award trophy on the College’s behalf.
The ACC will be recognized in the "Accreditation" section of the ANCC's website and at the ANCC Annual Symposium on Continuing Nursing Education.