School of Nursing’s Department of Lifelong Learning receives ANCC accreditation

The School of Nursing’s Department of Lifelong Learning (DLL) has been reaccredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Commission on Accreditation for a term of four years, the longest accreditation term available.

In addition to conferences offered in San Antonio, the department will soon be offering custom-designed online courses for registered nurses throughout the U.S. offered in collaboration with internal and external clients, said Joyce Borgfeld, M.S.N., RN, NE-BC, clinical assistant professor and lead nurse planner for the DLL.

ANCC accreditation is the most widely accepted accreditation in the world and is granted to organizations and educational institutions that meet stringent requirements for offering evidence-based activities using the ANCC’s criteria for planning, implementation and evaluation. The DLL is one of only 12 ANCC-accredited providers in the state of Texas and the only ANCC-accredited provider in the UT System.

“ANCC accreditation criteria recognize that the ultimate outcome of continuing education is to improve the quality of patient care. Improving the quality of patient care requires lifelong learning to maintain current practice as well as translate new knowledge into practice,” she said.

ANCC accreditation aligns with UT Health San Antonio’s commitment to provide continuing education to support lifelong learning in Texas, the nation and the world. ANCC accreditation is recognized nationally and internationally by regulating bodies and health care institutions.

The DLL hosts the Cultural Inclusion Institute, the Geriatric and the Community Engagement and Healthcare Improvement conferences annually. The DLL also works with UT Health San Antonio faculty and external clients from across the U.S. to provide the highest quality continuing education to nurses throughout Texas, the U.S. and internationally.

Please visit DLL’s website for a complete listing of continuing education activities www.nursing.uthscsa.edu/ce/ceevents.aspx.

To learn more about continuing education and conference planning services offered through the DLL, visit www.nursing.uthscsa.edu/ce/ceevents.aspx or contact Sherece McGoon at mcgoon@uthscsa.edu or (210) 567-5850.

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