March of Dimes announced it has achieved "accreditation with distinction" from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).
March of Dimes has offered continuing education to perinatal nurses for more than 30 years. Developed by top experts in the field, the print and online materials can be used for individual or group study.
ANCC Accreditation distinguishes organizations that demonstrate quality and excellence in the curriculum design and delivery of continuing nursing education (CNE). Accredited organizations, such as the March of Dimes meet comprehensive, evidenced-based criteria to ensure CNE activities are effectively planned, implemented and evaluated.
ANCC Accreditation is a voluntary, peer review process intended to strengthen and sustain the quality and integrity of continuing nursing education, making it worthy of public confidence.
Less than 10 percent of all ANCC-accredited organizations have achieved the honor of receiving accreditation with distinction. Perinatal and nurses now gain access to the highest caliber of education to meet certification or licensure requirements, which in turn contributes to improved health care outcomes.
"Nurses are the heart of the March of Dimes," says Janis Biermann, senior vice president for Education and Health Promotion. "They support our efforts in so many ways: as healthcare providers, educators, volunteers and fundraisers."
Concerning the ANCC accreditation, Biermann adds: "Our comprehensive resources are designed to support their work because we recognize that nurses play a critical role in helping give babies a healthy start in life. Through our high-quality continuing nursing education (CNE) activities, our goal is to equip nurses with the resources they need to provide the highest quality care to their patients."
March of Dimes, the leading non-profit organization for maternal and infant health, celebrates its 75th anniversary in 2013 and its ongoing work to help all babies get a healthy start in life. About 4 million babies are born in the U.S. each year, and the March of Dimes helps each and every one through research, education, vaccines, and breakthroughs.
The March of Dimes is the leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health. With chapters nationwide and its premier event, March for Babies, the March of Dimes works to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality.
For the latest resources and information, visit marchofdimes.com or nacersano.org. Find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. ANCC is a subsidiary of the American Nurses Association and purveyor of the Magnet program recognizing nursing excellence, which is widely-held to be the industry's most distinguished peer-review honor. For more information visit: www.nursecredentialing.org.