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RN accreditation

The RN Residency Program at Lafayette General Medical Center was recently awarded Accreditation with Distinction, the highest recognition awarded by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Accreditation Program.

This program is the First in Louisiana to receive this distinction and one of only 106 in the nation as of July 22, 2019.  A list of current PTAP accredited programs can be found here

The 12-month program promotes confidence and excellence in care through evidence-based learning and work experiences which foster critical thinking and professional growth with an assigned mentor. The basis of the program is to implement evidence-based practices to ease nurses from the classroom setting and acclimate to the real-world medical field to promote quality, safety and reduce turnover rates.

More than 200 nurse residents have participated since its inception in January 2016. The program is open to all graduating nurses, or any nurse with less than one year experience in an acute-care setting, hired by Lafayette General Health with licensing from an accredited school. The fall cohort starts in August, and the spring cohort starts in March.

For more information contact our Talent Acquisition Manager at (337) 289-8467 or email 

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