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ANA-Massachusetts Nurses
Approver Unit Continuing Education
Approver Unit
ANA-Massachusetts, Inc is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’ s Commission on Accreditation
ANA Massachusetts, a constituent member association of American Nurses Association, was founded in 2001
 and exists as a fully virtual professional association for registered nurses in Massachusetts.

ANA MA Approver Unit was awarded Accreditation with Distinction, the highest recognition awarded by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Accreditation Program, through 2019.

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We are pleased to announce that the American Nurses Association Massachusetts Approver Unit is the recipient of the 2016 American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Accreditation Program’s Premier Award. The Premier Program Award recognizes accredited organizations that excel in approving organizations and/or individuals to develop high quality continuing nursing education activities. Organizations receiving the Premier Program Award demonstrate excellence in leadership ability and promoting the use of innovative and creative education strategies to meet the needs of learners. The effectiveness of continuing nursing education activities approved by Premier Program Award recipients is continually evaluated to achieve optimal professional nursing and patient care outcomes. The award will be presented at the ANCC annual Continuing Nursing Education symposium in Pittsburgh, PA on July 19, 2016.

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The Approver Unit is made up of volunteer nurse educators committed to insuring high quality continuing nursing education.
Approver Unit Members Include:
Judy Sheehan, MSN, RN   Nurse Peer Review LeaderJean Mellott, MSN, RN
Cammie Townsend, DNP. MS/MBA, RN  Committee StaffCheryl Burke, DNP
Jeanne Gibbs, MSN, RN ChairKelly Carlson, PhD, RN, PMHNP-BC
Arlene Stoller, MS, RN, GCNS, ACNS-BCNora E. Glass, MEd, BSN, RN
Patricia Bowe MS, BSN, RNPam Corey, MSN, EdD, RN, CHSE
Peggie Bretz MSN, RNStephanie Wakim, RN, MS/MPH
Judith Michaud, MSN, BSN, RN-BC Lisa Presutti Committee Staff

The Approver Unit uses the 2015 ANCC Primary Accreditation Application Manual and the ANA Scope and Standards of Practice for Nursing Professional Development as the framework for its functions and believes that:

Education is a lifelong process; it is the responsibility of each individual Registered Nurse to insure that their educational needs are identified and met in order to maintain their professional competence as a nurse.

Continuing education in nursing is essential if we are to maintain and increase professional competence in nursing, foster the advancement of the discipline of nursing and meet the public's expectation of competent nursing care.


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