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Children's Hospital Colorado's Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Fellowship recognized

Children's Hospital Colorado's NNP program is the first in the country to receive accreditation with distinction from the American Nurses Credentialing Center

Children's Hospital Colorado

Children's Hospital Colorado (Children's Colorado) is pleased to announce that its Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (NNP) Fellowship Program achieved Accreditation with Distinction from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), becoming the first ANCC Accredited NNP program in the country.

The ANCC Practice Transition Accreditation validates hospital residency or fellowship programs that transition registered nurses (RNs) and advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) into new practice settings that meet rigorous, evidence-based standards for quality and excellence. APRNs in the NNP Fellowship at Children's Colorado can be assured that they will be part of an elevated program that promotes the acquisition of knowledge, skills and professional behaviors necessary to deliver the safest and highest-quality care.

"We are extremely proud that Children's Colorado's Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Fellowship is recognized by ANCC as one of the highest-quality transition programs in the country for NNPs," said Pat Givens, Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Executive for Children's Colorado. "The accreditation provides the patients and families we serve across the state and region with the reassurance that our neonatal nurse practitioners are some of the most highly trained in the country."

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About The American Nurses Credentialing Center

The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), a subsidiary of the American Nurses Association, provides individuals and organizations throughout the nursing profession with the resources they need to achieve practice excellence. ANCC's internationally renowned credentialing programs certify nurses in specialty practice areas; recognize healthcare organizations for promoting safe, positive work environments; and accredit providers and approvers of continuing nursing education. In addition, ANCC provides leading-edge information and education services and products to support its core credentialing programs. Visit http://www.nursecredentialing.org.

About Children's Hospital Colorado

Children's Hospital Colorado is one of the nation's leading and most expansive pediatric healthcare systems with a mission to improve the health of children through patient care, education, research and advocacy. Founded in 1908 and recognized as a top children's hospital by U.S. News & World Report, Children's Colorado has established itself as a pioneer in the discovery of innovative and groundbreaking treatments that are shaping the future of pediatric healthcare worldwide. Children's Colorado offers a full spectrum of family-centered care at its urgent, emergency and specialty care locations throughout Colorado, including its location on the Anschutz Medical Campus, and across the region. The newly-opened Children's Hospital Colorado, Colorado Springs, is now the first pediatric-only hospital in southern Colorado. For more information, visit http://www.childrenscolorado.org, or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.

Children's Hospital Colorado complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex.

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