South Shore Health Nurses Achieve Re-Accreditation for Continuing Professional Development

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Susan Griffin
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South Shore Health has been granted re-accreditation for nursing continuing professional development (NCPD) from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).

“This accreditation demonstrates our commitment to using evidence-based criteria when developing high-quality educational activities that promote the professional growth of nurses," said Andrew D. Harding, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE, FAHA, FAEN.

“With this confirmation, our health system proudly takes its place among an influential global community of accredited organizations.”

NCPD accreditation from ANCC elevates educational offerings that benefit our nurses and the patients and communities we serve by:

  • Promoting the highest professional standards to sustain effective strategies that improve professional nursing practice
  • Improving curricula for nurses to provide evidence-based education that strengthen professional development programs
  • Increasing credibility to adhere to evidence-based, global standards that deliver quality, professional education 
  • Expanding visibility to be included among other accredited organizations that are listed in a nationwide, searchable directory
  • Increasing demand to offer continuing professional development contact hours that are essential to building professional portfolios, and maintaining certification and accreditation from ANCC and other licensing boards and regulatory bodies.


The ANCC standards provide organizations with a structured, evidence-based framework to design and implement NCPD activities. The development of quality outcomes ensures that accredited organizations, such as South Shore Health, continuously evaluate processes and their impact on the professional development of nurses.