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HSS Nurse Residency and Peri-Operative Fellowship Programs Achieve Accreditation from ANCC

Accreditation Offers New Opportunities for Nursing Career Advancement

The Nurse Residency Program and Peri-Operative Fellowship Program at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS), the world’s leading academic medical center focused on musculoskeletal health, have achieved Practice Transition Accreditation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).

The HSS Nurse Residency Program, established in 2008, is a leader in the field, with best practices for transitioning new nurses to the bedside while supporting professional development of nursing personnel. Preceptors successfully adapted the program to overcome unique challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The newly accredited HSS Peri-Operative Fellowship Program invites registered nurse (RN) fellows to work alongside experienced providers in the operating room as they transition between practice settings and rotate through different orthopedic services such as Total Arthroplasty, Spine, Sports, Trauma/Limb Lengthening, and Hand and Foot.

Nurses in accredited transition programs benefit from evidence-based curricula that promote the acquisition of knowledge, skills and professional behaviors necessary to deliver safe, high-quality care. Nursing residents and fellows are given the opportunity to work alongside experienced staff and learn in a real-life setting to be better prepared and more confident as they enter the workforce or transition practice settings. “The driving focus of our resident fellowship program is clinical and professional growth. HSS fosters an environment that encourages our residents to gain the skills needed to perform high-quality patient care, as well as to grow and advance professionally along the clinical ladder,” said Ingrid Herrera-Capoziello, DNP, NPD-BC, NE-BC, assistant vice president, Nursing Excellence & Professional Development at HSS. “We are proud of the work we have done and continue to do to guide nurses through this growth trajectory during a pivotal time in their careers.”

“The ANCC accreditation, an industry-leading certification for nursing excellence, signals HSS’s longstanding commitment to the nursing profession and individual career development,” said Paul Coyne, DNP, MBA, MS, APRN, AGPCNP-BC, senior vice president and Chief Nurse Executive at HSS. “The program provides a strong foundation for the novice nurse and we’re especially grateful to our outstanding nursing preceptors for their residency program leadership and mentorship. It is an honor and immense responsibility to develop the professional nurse of the future.”

The Practice Transition Accreditation Program (PTAP)™ is a voluntary review process that validates hospital residency programs that prepare registered nurses for new practice settings and meet rigorous, evidence-based standards for quality and excellence. ANCC’s standards are a powerful international benchmark that allows organizations to self-assess and identify ways to strengthen their practice transition programs.

“Nursing is at the core of the excellence in patient care that has earned HSS global leadership,” said Bryan T. Kelly, MD, MBA, surgeon-in-chief and medical director at HSS. “This accreditation is a welcome validation of the unprecedented opportunity for nurses to realize their potential at HSS.”

The first hospital in New York City to receive the Magnet Award for Nursing Excellence from ANCC, HSS is also the first to be re-designated with this honor five consecutive times.

About ANCC

The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), a subsidiary of the American Nurses Association (ANA), provides individuals and organizations throughout the nursing profession with the resources they need to achieve practice excellence. ANCC's internationally renowned credentialing programs certify nurses in specialty practice areas; recognize healthcare organizations for promoting safe, positive work environments; and accredit providers and approvers of continuing nursing education. In addition, ANCC provides leading-edge information and education services and products to support its core credentialing programs.

About HSS

HSS is the world’s leading academic medical center focused on musculoskeletal health. At its core is Hospital for Special Surgery, nationally ranked No. 1 in orthopedics (for the 14th consecutive year), No. 2 in rheumatology by U.S. News & World Report (2023-2024), and the best pediatric orthopedic hospital in NY, NJ and CT by U.S. News & World Report “Best Children’s Hospitals” list (2023-2024). In a survey of medical professionals in more than 20 countries by Newsweek, HSS is ranked world #1 in orthopedics for a third consecutive year (2023). Founded in 1863, the Hospital has the lowest readmission rates in the nation for orthopedics, and among the lowest infection and complication rates. HSS was the first in New York State to receive Magnet Recognition for Excellence in Nursing Service from the American Nurses Credentialing Center five consecutive times. An affiliate of Weill Cornell Medical College, HSS has a main campus in New York City and facilities in New Jersey, Connecticut and in the Long Island and Westchester County regions of New York State, as well as in Florida. In addition to patient care, HSS leads the field in research, innovation and education. The HSS Research Institute comprises 20 laboratories and 300 staff members focused on leading the advancement of musculoskeletal health through prevention of degeneration, tissue repair and tissue regeneration. In addition, more than 200 HSS clinical investigators are working to improve patient outcomes through better ways to prevent, diagnosis, and treat orthopedic, rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases. The HSS Innovation Institute works to realize the potential of new drugs, therapeutics and devices. The HSS Education Institute is a trusted leader in advancing musculoskeletal knowledge and research for physicians, nurses, allied health professionals, academic trainees, and consumers in more than 165 countries. The institution is collaborating with medical centers and other organizations to advance the quality and value of musculoskeletal care and to make world-class HSS care more widely accessible nationally and internationally.