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Accreditation of Transition to Practice Programs

Assessing the Value and Impact

Church, Cory D. PhD, RN-BC; Cosme, Sheri DNP, RN-BC; O’Brien, Morgan BA, BSN, RN

Journal for Nurses in Professional Development: July/August 2019 - Volume 35 - Issue 4 - p 180–184
doi: 10.1097/NND.0000000000000555

Accreditation of transition to practice (TTP) programs are rapidly increasing. A review was completed on 13 TTP programs, accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center Practice Transition Accreditation Program. The review found six benefits of TTP accreditation that can translate into value for organizations. Nursing professional development practitioners should seek accreditation for TTP programs to elevate the potential for funding from national agencies.

Cory D. Church, PhD, RN-BC, is Assistant Professor, College of Nursing, Texas Woman's University.

Sheri Cosme, DNP, RN-BC, is Director, Practice Transition Accreditation Program (PTAP) and Nursing Skills Competency Program, American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Morgan O’Brien, BA, BSN, RN, is Staff Nurse, Anne Arundel Medical Center.

The authors declare no conflicts of interest.

ADDRESS FOR CORRESPONDENCE: Cory D. Church, 5500 Southwestern Medical Ave., Dallas, TX 75235 (e-mail:

Online date: May 23, 2019

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