Nursing Department of King Faisal Specialist and Research Hospital: ANCC Accreditation

QSEN continues its global reach. Congratulations to the Nursing Department of King Faisal Specialist and Research Hospital on their recent successful accreditation of the Practice Transition Program by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). The program is based on the QSEN competencies. This is the first Practice Transition Program outside the US to be accredited by ANCC and the King Faisal achieved Accreditation with Distinction and the first international Magnet hospital to achieve the award with distinction. This award recognizes the significant work of members of the education and administrative team within Nursing Development & Saudization but importantly the strong collaborative partnership with clinical staff, senior hospital leaders, and also many external stakeholders. The Practice Transition Program at King Faisal is based on the QSEN competencies which comprise 40% of the program’s content with the goal of providing nurses the competencies for improving the patient’s experience towards achieving zero patient harm. The program has graduated 110 new graduate nurses with a 98% retention rate. The QSEN International Task Force congratulates the King Faisal team on this demonstration of global collaboration and shared learning.

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