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KRMC Nurse Residency Program one of the first dually recognized IRAP transition-to-practice programs

The Kalispell Regional Medical Center (KRMC) Nurse Residency Program was approved and recognized by The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Practice Transition Accreditation Program® (PTAP) as part of the inaugural group of 126 dually recognized Industry-Recognized Apprenticeship Programs (IRAPs) transition-to-practice programs

IRAPs are new, industry-driven and customizable apprenticeships that provide individuals with opportunities to obtain relevant workplace knowledge and progressively advance skills.

“Through our dual recognition as a ANCC PTAP-accredited Nurse Residency Program and an Industry-Recognized Apprenticeship Program through the US Department of Labor, the KRMC Nurse Residency Program will play a direct role in improving the economy, closing skills gaps, and deploying highly-skilled nurses to avoid a projected nursing shortage in the U.S. in the coming years,” explains Marlayna Gran, RN, CMSRN, nurse residency coordinator at KRMC.

These 126 programs are among the first transition-to-practice programs for registered nurses (RNs) and advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) to benefit from these specialized programs that focus on preceptorship, mentorship, and supervision that comes from participating in an IRAP.

Learn more about the Nurse Residency Program at www.krh.org/nurseresidency