Jeff Carman

Versant Partners with BassetT Healthcare Network

July 16th, 2021: Versant®, the only competency‐based solution dedicated to developing all nurses, has partnered with Bassett Healthcare Network! &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp &nbsp

July 16th, 2021: Las Vegas, NV

Versant®, the only competency‐based solution dedicated to developing all nurses, has partnered with Bassett Healthcare Network and its Family Nurse Practitioner Residency Program to implement the Versant Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Fellowship™.

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.

Bassett Healthcare Network established its Family Nurse Practitioner Residency Program after being awarded a HRSA grant to provide a transition to practice program for advanced practice registered nurses with a goal of improving primary care access in rural areas. Both organizations recognized an opportunity to standardize the onboarding and competency development process for newly graduated nurse practitioners, committing to excellence and development of the nursing workforce.

“23,000 students graduate with an advanced nursing degree every year, and that number will grow,” says Versant President, Larissa Africa. “The care advanced practice registered nurses provide is essential to the communities they support. We are proud to partner with an organization that recognizes the need to standardize their entry into practice.”

“Bassett’s program orients newly graduated nurses through the unique complexities of rural practice,” says Greg Rys, DNP, FNP-BC, Principal Investigator of HRSA grant and Program Director for Bassett Healthcare Network’s NP Residency. “It is a one-year residency. They see comprehensive populations of patients and gain experience in diverse areas of family medicine practice, including internal medicine, pediatrics, women’s health annual screenings, and treating patients who suffer from addiction. We’re proud to support them as they begin their career and clinical journey.”

Versant solutions now include New Graduate ResidencyNurse Transition FellowshipAdvanced Practice Registered Nurse FellowshipPreceptor Role DevelopmentLong-Term Care Transition to PracticeHome Health Transition to Practice and Competency Tracking System.

The only competency‐based system 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 1998, 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.

Bassett Healthcare Network is an integrated health system that provides care and services to people living in a 5,600 square mile region in upstate New York. The organization includes five corporately affiliated hospitals, over two dozen community-based health centers, more than 20 school-based health centers, two skilled nursing facilities, and other health partners in related fields. To learn more about services available throughout the Bassett Healthcare Network, visit Follow Bassett on Facebook at