Attaining organizational accreditation demonstrates an achievement of quality standards. Learn about the journey taken by an acute care hospital as it sought American Nurses Credentialing Center Practice Transition Accreditation Program (PTAP) accreditation for its residency program.
At Midland (Tex.) Memorial Hospital, Aline Fuselier is the residency manager, Lynda Sanchez is the simulation lab coordinator, and Michael Hall is the director of the Center for Advancing Professional Excellence. In Odessa, Tex., Minerva Gonzales is an associate dean, assistant professor, and the director of the RN-to-BSN program at UT Permian Basin College of Nursing and Carol Boswell is a professor, the James A. “Buddy” Davidson Charitable Foundation endowed chair for evidence-based practice, and codirector of the Center of Excellence in Evidence-Based Practice at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center.
The authors have disclosed no financial relationships related to this article.