Category: News

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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Versant Partners with Emory University Across Medlink Georgia

August 6th, 2020: Las Vegas, NV – Versant®, the only competency‐based solution dedicated to developing all nurses, has partnered with Emory University to implement the Versant Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Fellowship™ across MedLink Georgia. The Versant Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Fellowship utilizes Versant’s Competency-Based System to transition primary and acute care APRNs into competent and confident practitioners. Over the last 20 years, Versant has proven to be the leader in transition to practice programs. Its work with organizations has resulted in higher quality of care scores, increased retention, improved workforce satisfaction and self-efficacy. MedLink Georgia and Emory University’s Nell Hodgson

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Versant Accepted to Present at Sigma Theta Tau

Larissa Africa and Dr. Jean Shinners’ abstract was accepted for presentation at the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing’s Virtual 31st International Nursing Research Congress. Originally scheduled to be presented in-person in Abu Dhabi, Ms. Africa’s pre-recorded session on Bridging the Academic-Practice Gap: A Student Nurse Capstone Partnership will air on July 22 during the virtual conference. The presentation discusses the partnership between 3 organizations (Wright State University, Premier Health Partners and Versant) that developed a competency-based Student Nurse Capstone program as well as the structure of the program and how it was operationalized both at the Colleges of

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Lindsay Panick, Versant Manager Publication Accepted

Congratulations to Lindsey Panick, BSN, RN, CCRN, Residency Manager at Bakersfield Memorial Hospital on her publication: “Welcome! The Importance of Socialization During Transition.” The publication can be found in the Journal of Continuing Nursing Education.  Nice job Lindsey!

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Do You Have a Way to Rapidly Validate Competencies as a Response to COVID-19 Staffing Need?

We know COVID-19 has placed a strain on the Human Resources Team and Educators to support and provide additional frontline team members.  Our Accelerated Competency Validation for Clinical Practice Program can help you provide: Targeted competencies required on the front lines Real-time validation, documentation and tracking of performance During this time of crisis, a deeply discounted price of $500 will give you access to a web-based self-assessment, educational materials and competencies for rapid validation and documentation. We appreciate all you do and the important role you play in this challenging time.  If we can be of any assistance, please let

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Versant’s COVID-19 Response

The situation with COVID-19 is serious and developing rapidly. We understand that healthcare organizations anticipate the need to care for a large number of patients, and are faced with the prospect of needing to rapidly expand their workforce. Based on 20 years of experience with nurses transitioning to practice, we have identified a baseline set of core clinical competencies to immediately address the staffing crisis. Professionals with limited clinical experience (including student nurses, nurses transitioning to different areas of practice, and retired clinicians) can be quickly validated and deployed to practice, minimizing non-productive time. Built on our competency-based framework and

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