Category: News

Visiting Nursing Association of Western New York to implement Versant Home Health Transition to Practice™ Program

September 25, 2019: Las Vegas, NV – Versant®, the only competency‐based solution dedicated to developing all nurses, has partnered with the Visiting Nursing Association of Western New York (VNA of WNY) to implement the Versant Home Health Transition to Practice™ Program. The VNA is one of the first agencies in Western New York to institute a program in which new graduate nurses can be hired and gradually  transitioned into home health care practice with both personal and electronic mentorship. Versant Home Health Transition to Practice offers a comprehensive solution for assessment, remediation, and validation of competencies at the point-of-care. New

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Versant Client Journeys, Inspiring Healthcare Leaders

Arkansas Children’s Hospital has partnered with Versant by implementing a New Graduate Residency and Transition Fellowship, and this investment in their workforce has proven a great success.  As Lee Anne Eddy, Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer, states, “the Versant residency and fellowship programs have changed the culture of nursing at Arkansas Children’s infinitely for the better.” No longer just a place to work, Arkansas Children’s Hospital is a place where people are proud to be a part of a team that provides the best possible care to their patients. Click here to read about Arkansas Children’s Hospital’s Versant

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Addressing Retention

The rapid changes occurring in the market, the complex needs of an aging population and advances in diagnosis and treatment of ill patients, have produced an unprecedented demand for a highly trained, specialized nursing workforce.  To make matters worse, experienced clinicians are exiting the healthcare market at an increased rate.  On average, 33% of nurses leave yearly (Makary & Daniel, 2016).  Versant’s competency-based workforce development system can help healthcare organizations address their staffing needs and utilize metrics to proactively address workplace conditions that lead to higher turnover. Learn more about how Versant can help you develop and retain your nursing

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Nursing Incivility – do you know the source and type of behaviors occurring in your organization?

In one study conducted by recruitment firm RN Network, 45% of nurses report incivility is a growing problem, and it is linked directly to burnout and turnover. Versant is the only workforce development organization that collects and analyzes process and performance outcomes for all nurses. Our competency-based system not only prepares the nurse transitioning into the clinical setting to be a safe practitioner, but provides you with the necessary information to ensure your organization cultivates a positive, respectful work environment. To learn more about how Versant can you help you identify the source and types of behaviors occurring in your

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Larissa Africa, presenting at the Connecticut Statewide Nursing & Healthcare Workforce Summit

Larissa Africa, Versant’s President, has been invited by the Connecticut League for Nursing to present at the Statewide Nursing & Healthcare Workforce Summit – Collective Impact in CT. Ms. Africa’s presentation, titled “Creating a Healthy Work Environment for Successful Onboarding and Retention,” will focus on identifying important organizational structures and values to support the onboarding experience, the impact of a multigenerational workforce in onboarding and retention and lastly, how to retain the best talent in the organization. The summit begins today, Tuesday, July 9, 2019, in Plantsville, CT. For more information about the summit, please visit https://www.ctleaguefornursing.org/event/statewide-nursing-healthcare-workforce-summit-collective-impact-in-ct/199.

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Case Study: Arkansas Children’s Hospital

Arkansas Children’s Hospital, a 336-bed pediatric hospital in Little Rock, was facing a high turnover rate. Just a few years later, their turnover is at an all-time low – and they’ve received Magnet Designation®. Find out how the Versant New Graduate Nurse Residency™ helped Arkansas Children’s Hospital achieve their goals in our new case study, which can be found here.

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Press Releases

Larissa Africa recognized for work to support nurse education and professional development

November 26, 2018: Las Vegas, NV – Versant®, the only nurse competency‐based system to meet the needs of the entire health system, today announced that its president Larissa Africa received the Healthcare Executive award from I‐Help Foundation, an organization dedicated to improving and advocating for the health of people in all communities. “Versant has always been a strong advocate for the development of all nurses,” said Versant President Larissa Africa, MSN, BSN, RN. “Nurses are at the front lines of providing safe, effective, compassionate care, and through its programs Versant is dedicated to ensuring every nurse, at every stage of

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Versant® Launches Healthcare Competency Solutions for the Development of All Nurses

Programs now span continuum of care including long-term care and home health Oct. 25, 2018—Versant®, the only nurse competency-based system to meet the needs of the entire health system, today announced it has launched comprehensive competency development solutions for every nurse across the continuum of care. Solutions now include programs for new graduates, transitioning nurses, and advanced practice registered nurses. In addition to acute care, Versant’s transition to practice solutions now include long term care and home health care programs. “The best healthcare starts with the best, most competent nurses,” said Versant President, Larissa Africa. “Versant’s residency and fellowship programs

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AONE Foundation Research Project Made Possible By Versant® Grant

The nurse leaders of today are not just focused on the here and now, they are also focused on the future. Healthcare is a rapidly changing business and nurses are critical to creating high quality care and optimal outcomes for patients. While we can’t say exactly what the business of healthcare will look like in 10 or 20 years, we do know that nurses will continue to play an important role on the continuum of care. Having the right tools that ensure a safe, competent workforce in all areas of practice drives patient safety and helps care providers deliver quality

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Versant Announces Competency Validation Requirement Update

Beginning Quarter 2 of 2018, Versant® will require 100% competency validation during the immersion period of the year-long Versant New Graduate Nurse Residency™ and Versant Transition Nurse Fellowship™ programs. For more information, please click here to download our press release.

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