The ANCC Practice Transition Accreditation Program® (PTAP) sets the global standard for residency or fellowship programs that transition registered nurses (RNs) and advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) into new practice settings.

ANCC accredits the following types of transition programs:

  • RN Residencies — For nurses with less than 12 months' experience
  • RN Fellowships — For experienced nurses to master new clinical settings
  • APRN Fellowships — For newly certified advanced practice nurses

With ANCC evidence-based criteria your program demonstrates excellence in transitioning nurses to new practice settings.

Click here to learn more about the Practice Transition Accreditation Program®.

The ANCC Practice Transition Accreditation Program® (PTAP) is recognized by the U.S. Department of Labor as a Standards Recognition Entity for Industry-Recognized Apprenticeship Programs (IRAP). Click here to learn more about IRAPs.

As part of ANCC's participation in the Sigma Repository the following material types will be found in this collection:

  • Nursing Research Materials
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  • Webinars
  • Previous Conference Materials (Posters, Presentations, etc.)
  • Education Materials (Videos, Webinars, Podcasts, etc.)

Recent Submissions

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    Research has shown that individuals who work in the medical field have compassion fatigue and burnout.  Some healthcare workers leave jobs, commit suicide or have increased patient errors related to compassion ...
  • Better together - nurse residency collaborative council 

    La Frentz, Kelly; Wallace, Heather
    Hospitals across the United States are competing for top talent and newly graduated nurses want to be granted a spot in a transition to practice program (TTP). How can the needs of both the hospital and graduate nurse be ...
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    Simmy, King; Myers, Kristi
    The complexity of the nurse’s work is challenging and has an impact on an individual’s emotional and physical health, impacting well-being. Arts programing for healthcare providers offers an opportunity for creativity and ...
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    Pabico, Christine; Perkins, Charles K.; Graebe, Jennifer; Cosme, Sherie (Nursing Management, 2019-02)
    A competent workforce supported by continuing professional development (CPD) is the foundation of successful healthcare organizations. Those who invest in CPD recognize the impact it has on optimizing performance and ...

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