Novant Health’s nurse residency program accredited by American Nurses Credentialing Center

Published 12:00 am Thursday, February 20, 2020

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Program has supported 1,158 nurses as they transition into professional practice

Novant Health

WINSTON-SALEM — Novant Health is pleased to announce that its nurse residency program achieved accreditation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) as a Practice Transition Accreditation Program. With the recognition, the program becomes the 133rd system in the world to receive this honor and the second in the state for acute care.

“We are proud to be recognized for our nursing residency program at Novant Health,” said Denise Mihal, executive vice president and chief nursing and clinical operations officer for Novant Health. “This distinction will enable us to continue to attract and retain talented nurse graduates, develop and enhance our evidence-based program, and move Novant Health forward in delivering safe, quality care to the patients we serve.”

Novant Health’s nurse residency program allows new graduate nurses time to gradually assume the duties and responsibilities that accompany the nursing role. The comprehensive transition-to-practice program includes system orientation, unit-based preceptorship, monthly seminars, social activities and a mentor group.

Novant Health’s nurse residency program is at the following facilities:

•Novant Health Charlotte Orthopedic Hospital
•Novant Health Clemmons Medical Center
•Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center
•Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center
•Novant Health Kernersville Medical Center
•Novant Health Matthews Medical Center
•Novant Health Medical Park Hospital
•Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center
•Novant Health Rowan Medical Center
•Novant Health Thomasville Medical Center

ANCC Practice Transition Accreditation validates hospital residency or fellowship programs that transition registered nurses and advanced practice registered nurses into new practice settings that meet rigorous, evidence-based standards for quality and excellence. Nurses in accredited transition programs, like Novant Health’s nurse residency program, experience curricula that promote learning knowledge, skills and professional behaviors necessary to deliver safe, high-quality care.

For more information on Novant Health’s nurse residency program, visit