ANCC Accreditation

Vanderbilt University Medical Center Nurse Residency Program is accredited with distinction as a Practice Transition Program by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation in Practice Transition Programs.

The current sites included in this accreditation with distinction designation are:
•    Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital
•    Vanderbilt Behavioral Health
•    Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt


The current workplace settings included in this accreditation with distinction designation are: 
Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital

  • Acute Medicine
  • Acute Surgery
  • Cardiac Stepdown
  • Oncology
  • Critical Care
  • PACU
  • Emergency Department
  • Women's Health

Vanderbilt Behavioral Health 

  • Adult Inpatient Behavioral Health
  • Child & Adolescent
  • Psychiatric Assessment Services

Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt 

  • Acute Care
  • Critical Care
  • Emergency Department
  • Perioperative Services 


This accreditation with distinction validates our organizational commitment to supporting Nurse Residents as they deliver safe, effective, quality patient care. ANCC recognized the outstanding attributes of current and former VUMC Nurse Residents and provided an opportunity for us to further improve and standardize processes across VUMC.

The VUMC Nurse Residency Program at Vanderbilt University Medical Center is recognized by the ANCC Practice Transition Accreditation Program® (PTAP) as an Industry-Recognized Apprenticeship Programs (IRAP). More information on IRAP can be found here.


American Nurses Credentialing Center's (ANCC) Practice Transition Accreditation Program (PTAP)

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