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Challenging Times, New Opportunities – PDF Download Best Nurses Video 2021 Annual Report Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Origin Story Accelerated Competency-Based Staffing In Time Of Crisis A New Era In Health Care – eBook Download Schedule A Call With Versant President Larissa Africa About Versant:The only nurse competency‐based system for transforming the continuum of care, Versant is focused on the assessment, remediation, validation and tracking of the competency of all nurses. Using empirical evidence and robust data, Versant provides its partners with a streamlined process for quantifying organizational performance. Since 1998, Versant has helped its partners increase retention and nurse

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Spotlight Series: Meaningful Recognition From the Perspective of The DAISY Award Nominees

Welcome back to Episode 2 in the Versant Spotlight Series, in which we offer a platform to our partner organizations to collaborate and shine a light on their own proven strategies for success. In this vignette, Bonnie Barnes, co-founder and CEO of the DAISY Foundation, returns and is joined by two exemplary nurses from Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital in Los Angeles. Amanda Tuazon was a member of the first Versant cohort at MLKCH three years ago and is now a Med Surg/Telemetry nurse there, as well as a preceptor to new graduates in the Versant residency program. She

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Versant 2020 Annual Report Released

March 2nd, 2021: 2020 shed light on the vulnerabilities of every health system. Our partners answered the call. Click here. The events of 2020 have shed light on the vulnerabilities of every health system, exposing pain points that have been ignored for years. Find out how our partner organizations answered the call in Versant’s 2020 annual report, downloadable by clicking here. Healthcare organizations that have implemented Versant’s Competency-Based System™ have reported numbers that indicate stability and, at times, improved outcomes. This stability is a testament to decades of experience, expert knowledge, preceptor and participant buy-in, and clinical competency development that

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Dr. Jean Shinners Published in Journal of Continuing EducatioN in Nursing

We are pleased to announce Dr. Jean Shinners’ article “Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: A Call to Action” has been published in the Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing. Versant supports an environment of diversity, equity, and inclusion. This article provides insight into how practitioners and administrators can work to create an environment of DE&I that starts with awareness and culminates in creating a nursing workforce and practice environment that reflects the values and beliefs of our profession. For more information: https://www.healio.com/…/diversity-equity-and-inclusion…

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Spotlight Series: Maintaining & Enhancing Meaningful Recognition Strategies in Our New Normal

Welcome back to Episode 2 in the Versant Spotlight Series, in which we offer a platform to our partner organizations to collaborate and shine a light on their own proven strategies for success. In this vignette, Bonnie Barnes, co-founder and CEO of The DAISY Foundation, returns and is joined by two champions of meaningful recognition from Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital in Los Angeles, California. Tammy Turner serves as Perinatal Nurse Manager at MLKCH. She has chaired The DAISY Award Program, co-chaired the Reward and Recognition Committee, and is committed to continually developing strategies to recognize and celebrate the

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Larissa Africa Featured on Cover of Nurse Leader

Larissa Africa, Versant’s President, was featured on the cover of the February 2021 edition of Nurse Leader, the official journal of the American Organization for Nursing Leadership. Within the issue, she was honored as a “Leader to Watch” and was interviewed by Rose O. Sherman about her career path to date, advice for emerging nurse leaders, and the evolution of transition to practice programs. For more information, the full article is available via Nurse Leader online. Congratulations, Larissa!

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Spotlight Series Episode 2: Meaningful Recognition in a Time of Adversity

Welcome back to Episode 2 in the Versant Spotlight Series, in which we offer a platform to our partner organizations to collaborate and shine a light on their own proven strategies for success. Part 1 of this four-part episode features two experts: Bonnie Barnes and Jeff Stout. Bonnie Barnes is co-founder and CEO of the DAISY Foundation, an organization dedicated to honoring nurses since its inception over 20 years ago. Together with her husband Mark, they designed The DAISY Award to provide ongoing recognition of nurses and to give patients and families a way to express their gratitude for the

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Welcoming new Client Success Team Members!

October 22, 2020: Las Vegas, NV: Welcome to our Client Success Team, Ashley Badders and Kristine Mandani! Click for more. Ashley Badders Ashley joined the Client Success Team in July 2020. She brings with her a wide range of experiences from being a pediatric critical care nurse, surgical/trauma intensive care nurse and a nursing instructor at Ursuline College. Ashley hails originally from Erie, Pennsylvania and is currently based in Cleveland, Ohio. She holds a BSN from Duquesne University, an MSN in Nursing Education from Kent State University and is currently enrolled in a DNP program at Case Western Reserve University;

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Versant Center Announces Grant Sponsorship Through ALSN

At Versant® we are focused on fundamentally improving all aspects of the nursing workforce’s ability to provide safe and competent care. This goal drives everything we do, is reflected in every product we create and every client we serve. As a company we support clients that want to improve clinical and leadership competencies at every level across the entire health system. This past year has highlighted the need for rapid and translatable solutions to aid nurse leaders in dealing with emerging pandemics. Through our non-profit Versant Center for the Advancement of Nursing®, we seek to aid this research with financial

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