Golisano Institute for Developmental Disability Nursing Achieves Accreditation for Nursing Continuing Professional Development
American Nurses Credentialing Center Accreditation Demonstrates a Commitment to Delivering High-Quality Continuing Nursing Professional Development
This summer, the Golisano Institute for Developmental Disability Nursing at St. John Fisher University’s Wegmans School of Nursing earned accreditation for nursing continuing professional development from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). The work of the Golisano Institute, including the accreditation process, is made possible with support from the Golisano Foundation.
This accreditation demonstrates the Golisano Institute’s commitment to using evidence-based criteria when developing high-quality educational activities that promote the professional growth of nurses. With the accreditation, the Institute joins an influential global community of accredited organizations.
“The ability to offer continuing education credits will have a transformative impact on the reach of the Golisano Institute,” said Executive Director Dr. Dianne Cooney Miner. Although the number of hours required varies by state, nurses are required to continue their education in order to maintain their professional certifications. The Institute’s continuing education program will offer nurses across the country an opportunity to engage in high-impact, evidence-based learning activities focused on intellectual and developmental disability (IDD) health care for an interprofessional health care workforce.
“By becoming an ANCC-accredited continuing education provider, the Institute is now able to offer critical content focused on the care of individuals with IDD while helping nurses maintain their professional credentials,” Cooney Miner explained.
NCPD accreditation from ANCC elevates educational offerings that benefit nurses, and the patients and communities they serve by enhancing the professional nursing practice and improving curricula to reflect an evidence-based education for nurses, among other aspects.
Through this work, the Institute will also help meet the increasing demand for continuing professional development contact hours that are essential to building professional portfolios, and maintaining certification and accreditation from ANCC as well as other licensing boards and regulatory bodies.