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Accreditation and Certification for Evidence-Based Design

Stichler, Jaynelle F. DNSc, RN, FACHE, FAAN

Journal of Nursing Administration:
doi: 10.1097/NNA.0b013e3181d40e4f
Departments: Health Facility Design
Abstract

The Evidence-Based Design Accreditation and Certification (EDAC) is a professional certification that validates that individuals have a core body of knowledge and experience necessary to lead and engage in an evidence-based design process for healthcare facilities. This bimonthly department expands nurse leaders' knowledge and competencies in health facility design and enables them to lead in design efforts. In this article, the vision and mission of EDAC and specific content are shared to increase nurse leaders' awareness of the certification when interviewing prospective architectural firms or for nurse leaders who aspire to have a career in the healthcare design field.

Author Information

Author Affiliations: Professor, School of Nursing, San Diego State University; Co-editor, Health Environments Research & Design Journal, San Diego, California.

Correspondence: San Diego State University, PO Box 28278, San Diego, CA 92198 (stichler@mail.sdsu.edu).

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