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Building Joint Commission Continuous Readiness in Partnership With Nursing Students

Baas, Donna MA, RN; Bryant, Keneshia PhD, RN, APN, FNP-BC; Sadaka, Heba MSN, RN, CNE; Henderson, Tamisha MSN, RN, MHA, CCM

JONA: The Journal of Nursing Administration: January 2014 - Volume 44 - Issue 1 - p 5–7
doi: 10.1097/NNA.0000000000000013
Departments: Spotlight on Leadership

A partnership between an academic medical center and a college of nursing has proven to be an equally beneficial opportunity for continuous readiness for The Joint Commission. Nursing students learn the principles of regulatory compliance and accreditation through simulated surveys in their leadership and management course. The medical center receives continuous feedback and achieves survey readiness and fluency with better-prepared new graduates.

Author Affiliations: Director of Accreditation and Regulatory Compliance (Ms Baas), Medical Center; Assistant Professor (Dr Bryant), Clinical Assistant Professor (Ms Sadaka), and Clinical Instructor (Ms Henderson), College of Nursing, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock.

The authors declare no conflicts of interest.

Correspondence: Dr Bryant, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences-College of Nursing, 4301 West Markham St, Slot 529, Little Rock, AR 72205 (

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