Jeff Carman

Versant Partners With AAACN

August 4th, 2022: Versant®, the only competency‐based solution dedicated to developing all nurses, has partnered with AAACN! Click for more.

August 4th, 2022: Las Vegas, NV

Versant Healthcare Competency Solutions® and the American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nursing (AAACN) have partnered to better serve the workforce development needs of nurses across the ambulatory care setting. Utilizing AAACN educational content and Versant’s competency-based workforce development offerings, both organizations will collaborate to develop and integrate ambulatory care-specific clinical competencies into a workforce development framework.

Versant and AAACN agree on the critical importance of standardizing a model for workforce development that is competency-based and can provide tailored, individualized development guidance to any nurse practicing in the ambulatory care setting.

“We couldn’t ask for a better partner than AAACN to integrate and unify our capabilities to serve ambulatory care nurses as they transition into practice,” said Versant’s President and CEO, Larissa Africa. “A workforce development solution must reflect each and every nurse’s specific specialty and practice setting. Integrating AAACN’s existing educational content into our framework will allow us to better serve the ambulatory care specialty.”

“AAACN is excited to partner with Versant to ensure we continue to provide resources to support the evolving role of professional nurses in ambulatory care,” said Pete Pomillo, CEO of AAACN.


AAACN is a welcoming, unifying community for registered nurses in all ambulatory care settings. Their 4,400 members include nurses in clinical practice, education, and research roles, as well as those in management and administration. They are the only specialty nursing organization that focuses on excellence in ambulatory care. AAACN provides educational resources, study resources for certification, networking opportunities, leadership and volunteer opportunities, and more.


The only competency‐based framework for transforming the continuum of care in nursing, 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 1999, Versant has helped its partners increase retention and nurse satisfaction through the development and validation of nurse clinical, professional and leadership skills at the point of care. From new graduate to advanced practice registered nurses, Versant’s solutions meet the needs of the entire health system.

Versant solutions now include New Graduate ResidencyNurse Transition FellowshipAdvanced Practice Registered Nurse FellowshipPreceptor Role DevelopmentAcademic-Practice Bridge Programs for APRNs and New Graduate RNsLong-Term Care Transition to PracticeHome Health Transition to PracticeCase ManagementCompetency Currency Management, and Self-Care and Professional Development for the Nursing Workforce.