APIC earns accreditation with distinction from ANCC

Dec. 10, 2019

The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) has awarded the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) with Accreditation with Distinction, the highest level of recognition awarded by ANCC’s Accreditation Program.

The ANCC Accreditation Program recognizes excellence in continuing nursing education (CNE) and nursing continuing professional development. The Commission granted APIC accreditation for four years, through March 31, 2024.

“It is truly an honor to be recognized as an Accredited Provider of CNE with Distinction,” said APIC 2019 President Karen Hoffmann, RN, MS, CIC, FSHEA, FAPIC. “Central to APIC’s patient safety mission is our commitment to providing the highest quality education to help our members prevent healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) and direct effective infection prevention and control (IPC) programs for their facilities. It is rewarding to see APIC’s commitment to excellence validated in this way.”

Organizations accredited with distinction have completed a review without any progress report requirement. ANCC accreditation is a voluntary, peer-reviewed process and distinguishes organizations that demonstrate continued quality and excellence in the curriculum design and delivery of CNE.

“We are proud to be among the small percentage of providers with this special designation,” said APIC CEO Katrina Crist, MBA, CAE. “Infection preventionists (IPs) and others who receive education from APIC can be assured that our content meets the highest standards set by the credentialing industry. Thanks to the hard work and dedication of our nurse planners and education specialists, IPs have access to the specialized, evidence-based education they need to systematically improve care and reduce infections within their healthcare setting and throughout the continuum of care.”

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