Watch Now: Baptist Health RN Residency Program Receives Highest Honor

(VIDEO: Yvonne Brookes, R.N., director of clinical learning, and Marjorie Lima, R.N., manager of the RN Residency Program at Baptist Health South Florida.)

Baptist Health South Florida’s RN Residency Program is accredited as a Practice Transition Program by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation

It is the organization’s highest recognition. Baptist Health is the only health system in the world to earn this achievement. Across the globe, ANCC-accredited organizations provide nurses with the knowledge and skills to help improve care and patient outcomes.

More than 1,100 nurses have completed the Baptist Health Nursing Practice Transition Program, which began in 2007. The residency offers nursing graduates the opportunity to gain clinical experience through evidence-based learning. Through supportive mentoring, coaching, and learning, R.N. residents develop clinical and leadership skills and are cultivated into nurse professionals who deliver high-quality patient care.

Deborah Mulvihill, R.N., corporate vice president and chief nursing officer of Baptist Health South Florida said: “I would also like to acknowledge the support from the entire Clinical Learning team, patient care leadership council, nursing directors, nursing managers, R.N. educators, preceptors, mentors, debriefers and subject matter experts. Our accomplishment reflects the efforts of the entire team.”

Baptist Health South Florida’s RN Residency Program runs twice annually for a year-long program.

To apply for the program, go to The online application process is open in December and January for the March cohort, and May and June for the August cohort.

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With internationally renowned centers of excellence, 12 hospitals, more than 27,000 employees, 4,000 physicians and 200 outpatient centers, urgent care facilities and physician practices spanning across Miami-Dade, Monroe, Broward and Palm Beach counties, Baptist Health is an anchor institution of the South Florida communities we serve.

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