Jeff Carman


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 Woodruff School of Nursing formed an alliance, the Northern Georgia Advanced Practice Program, after being awarded a HRSA grant to provide a Transition to Practice Program for Advanced Practice Registered Nurses. 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.” said 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 who recognizes the need to standardize their entry into practice. Together, we can prepare Northern Georgia’s new APRNs to provide safe, competent, and compassionate care where it matters most – in the community.”

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 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 satisfaction through the development and validation of nurse clinical, professional and leadership skills at the point‐of‐care. From new graduate to advance‐practice registered nurses, Versant’s solutions meet the needs of the entire health system.