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VUMC Nurse Residency Program Accreditation

VUMC PTAP Accreditation

VUMC is applying for national accreditation from the ANCC for the Nurse Residency Program through the Practice Transition Accreditation Program (PTAP).


  • This is the next step in validating our Nurse Residency Program (NRP), which has been in existence for over 10 years.
  • Accretitation from ANCC will allow all three entities to bypass a specific transition section of our 4th Magnet document.
  • This is an opportunity for us to improve and standarize processes across VUMC.


  • We are seeking accreditation through the American Nurses Credentialing Center's (ANCC) Practice Transition Accreditation Program (PTAP)
  • Our application includes all areas where we currently send Nurse Residents (Adult Acute Care, Adult Critical Care, Pediatrics, and Behavioral Health.


  • Our final self study document will be submitted to ANCC by May 1, 2019.
  • We anticipate a virtual visit by ANCC appraisers in Summer of 2019 and a decision by October of 2019.

March/April Informational Brochure

Here is a resource if you are interested in learning more about the VUMC Nurse Residency Program, including its history and scope at VUMC.

Program Start Date Options 
May 13, July 8, July 22, Oct 14, 2019*

*Available dates may vary depending on area hired / successful NCLEX completion

Winter 2020 application cycle to post July 5, 2019