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We are pleased to announce that the Versant Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Fellowship™ (VAPRNF™) has been completed and will be made available to interested clients beginning January 25th, 2018.

When our clients ask about what makes the Versant Voyager® system so unique, we often describe how the Versant Voyager platform supports competency, performance, and outcomes. These fundamentals of our philosophy are heavily encoded into our collaborative development processes and serve as the guiding principles for the entire Voyager team.

This past July, Versant partnered with client organizations at the Association for Nurses Professional Development (ANPD) Annual Convention in New Orleans, LA.  Presentations included addressing the challenges and sharing the successes of implementing Versant transition to practice programs.

Tammy Franqueiro. MSN, RN-BC (Versant), Debbie Brown, BSN, CNRN, CCRN Alumnus (Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth) and Michelle King, MSN, RN-BC (Texas Health Resources Residency Coordinator) presented a concurrent session, Transforming the Workforce: From Individual to Collective Competence.

Jean Shinners, PhD, RN-BC (Versant Center for the Advancement of Nursing) and Trisha Wackler, MSN, MHA, RN (Director Clinical Education Premier Health Dayton, OH) presented the student nurse capstone program at Premier Health with their poster Transforming Practice Transition with an Academic-Practice Partnership.

Other Versant clients shared their knowledge and success at the conference. This included Jessica Klaristenfeld, MSN, RN-BC and Cindy Rowlett, MSN, RN-BC (Children’s Hospital Los Angeles), with a podium presentation: Not Just for Nursing: Interprofessional Competency Validation Transformed (Ambulatory), and Earika Harris, MSN-ED, RN, CMSRN and Leanne Perry, MSN, RN-BC, RNC-MNN (Texas Health Resources) also at the podium with Transforming the Process for Preceptor Documentation of Competency Validations.

Nursing Economic$ 6th Annual Special Issue on Staffing Excellence features an article by Versant® President Larissa Africa. Titled: Transition to Practice Programs: Effective Solutions to Achieving Strategic Staffing in Today’s Healthcare Systems the article discusses the impact of high turnover for an organization and how implementing a transition to practice program contributes to a strategic staffing plan which can result in cost-savings for the organization. 

Approximately 23,000 students graduate with an advanced nursing degree each year – a number expected to grow. Bolster your APRNs during their transition to practice with the Versant Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Fellowship™.

Versant® is committed to providing a comprehensive and systematic approach to workforce development. Beginning in early 2018, Versant will offer newly graduated primary and acute care APRNs the opportunity to transition into their practice throughuse of the Versant Competency-Based System.

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