The Massachusetts Nurses Association is pleased to announce it achieved reaccreditation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. ANCC accreditation distinguishes organizations that demonstrate quality and excellence in the curriculum design and delivery of continuing nursing education (CNE). Accredited organizations, like the Massachusetts Nurses Association, meet comprehensive, evidence-based criteria to ensure that CNE activities are effectively planned, implemented and evaluated.
"We are proud to once again be recognized by ANCC for our commitment to continuous improvement and the highest quality continuing education for nurses," says Judith Parè, RN, director of the MNA's Division of Nursing. "Reaccreditation through ANCC gives nurses the assurance that by choosing the Massachusetts Nurses Association's provider unit programs, they will receive the best CNE available."
For years, the MNA has been the largest provider of continuing education programs for nurses throughout the Commonwealth, providing more than 7,000 hours of educational programing every year on a variety of topics designed to keep nurses current with new developments and key issues impacting the delivery of care to patients. The MNA is also a national leader in the provision of education on issues related to occupational health and safety for nurses who work in one of the nation's most dangerous professions.
This year, the MNA is taking a leadership role in educating nurses around issues of caring for patients who might be victims of domestic violence in response to new state requirements for education on the issue. The MNA is also taking a leadership role on educating nurses about the opioid crisis and how nurses can provide optimum care for those suffering from addiction.
"As nursing is a profession, like all areas of medicine where there is constant change and technological advancement, the MNA's mission is to provide frontline nurses with the knowledge and information they need to be highly effective in this rapidly changing environment," Parè concluded.
Founded in 1903, the Massachusetts Nurses Association is the largest union of registered nurses in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Its 23,000 members advance the nursing profession by fostering high standards of nursing practice, promoting the economic and general welfare of nurses in the workplace, projecting a positive and realistic view of nursing, and by lobbying the Legislature and regulatory agencies on health care issues affecting nurses and the public.