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NNPRFTC Awards National Programmatic Accreditation to International Community Health Services and Community Health Center, Inc Nurse Practitioner Residencies

For immediate distribution: January 18, 2017

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Announcement

NNPRFTC Awards National Programmatic Accreditation to:
International Community Health Services and Community Health Center, Inc
Nurse Practitioner Residencies

The National Nurse Practitioner Residency and Fellowship Consortium (NNPRFTC) is pleased to announce the accreditation of two postgraduate nurse practitioner residencies:  International Community Health Services (ICHS) headquartered in Seattle, Wash., and Community Health Center, Inc. (CHCI) headquartered in Middletown, Conn.  Both programs have been awarded programmatic accreditation for the full 3-year period.  Their current trainees will be considered to have completed accredited programs.

This is an important milestone in the continuing national growth and success of high quality, rigorous postgraduate nurse practitioner training programs.  Accreditation shows each program’s commitment to providing the highest levels of quality training and clinical experience to their trainees and the same high level of conduct in their business practices.  Accreditation by the NNPRFTC is proof of this commitment and signifies that they have met the rigorous standards of a nationally recognized third party.

“CHC has a strong history of providing excellent education and training for healthcare professionals, and we are delighted the quality of our nurse practitioner residency program is recognized by experts in the field,” says Mark Masselli, president and CEO of CHC.

The NNPRFTC is proud to serve as a national accrediting organization, consistently upholding the principles of excellence in accreditation and in clinical training while fostering innovation and leadership in healthcare.

Doquyen Huynh, DNP, FNP and Chairperson of the NNPRFTC’s Accreditation Committee says: “This is an historic moment for the NNPRFTC. After years of rigorous preparation and collaboration with national experts, we have now accredited the first two postgraduate nurse practitioner training programs. We look forward to providing support for postgraduate training programs while setting national standards of programmatic excellence.”

For further information about the NNPRFTC, visit: www.nppostgradtraining.com. The website provides information on the meaning and significance of accreditation, the process, and useful resources such as regular informative blog postings, listings of current publications and research. For additional information, please contact Candice Rettie, PhD executive director at [email protected]