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The Advanced Practice Provider Consortium has been approved to accredit postgraduate PA programs nationwide

MIDDLETOWN, Conn., May 29, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — The federal Ministry of Education has announced that the Consortium for Advanced Practice Providers (CAPP) has now been approved to accredit postgraduate training programs for postgraduate physicians (PA) and joint nurse practitioners (NP/PA).

In 2022, CAPP, commonly known as “The Consortium,” became the first accrediting organization to receive federal recognition from the U.S. Department of Education for accrediting postgraduate nursing residencies and fellowship training programs. Today’s announcement significantly expands the Consortium’s reach and impact as a leader in accrediting NP-only, PA-only, and joint postgraduate NP/PA training programs. The Consortium is the first and only organization in the United States to become federally recognized to accredit joint NP/PA postdoctoral residency and fellowship programs.

Nurse Practitioners and Physician Associates represent an essential and growing portion of both primary care and specialty healthcare providers the United States. From community health centers to acute care hospitals and across the spectrum of healthcare settings, PAs and NPs are essential healthcare providers. New NPs and PAs, and those looking to change specialty areas, are increasingly seeking formal post-doctoral residency and/or fellowship programs to deepen their expertise in their specialty in clinical practice. CAPP provides an essential service in ensuring the excellence and accuracy of these programs through federally recognized accreditation.

“We at the Consortium for Advanced Practice Providers deeply respect and appreciate the value of federal recognition and the assurance it provides to the public, to trainees and to the health care system,” said Kerry Bamrick, MBA, Executive Director of the Consortium. “It is the gold standard for accrediting bodies and demonstrates our commitment to the highest standards of excellence.”

The Vice Chair of the Accreditation Committee of the Consortium for Advanced Practice Providers, Dr. Do Quyen HuynhDNP, FNP, ARNP and FAAN stated, “The Consortium has worked diligently to obtain federal recognition for its expansion of the U.S. Department of Education’s reach. This achievement allows us to expand our work in education and healthcare to support the next generation of advanced practice providers. Achieving this recognition not only speaks to the quality and rigor of our accreditation process, but is also a testament to the synergy of minds that came together to achieve something greater for healthcare and healthcare. for our patients.”

“Advanced Practice Providers are critical to our healthcare system,” said Consortium Board Chairman Dr. Margaretha FlinterPhD, APRN, FNP-c, FAAN, FAANP,” and formal postdoctoral APP training programs provide the bridge between education and practice for new APPS. The Consortium is proud to receive federal recognition from the U.S. Department of Education and appreciates the role deeply ensures that APP postgraduate training programs meet the highest standards for quality and impact We are honored to serve the public as a federally recognized accreditation agency that ensures our nation’s advanced practice providers are prepared to meet the challenge. to provide health care to people in these areas of all ages in communities in every corner of our country.”

The U.S. Department of Education granted the Consortium an extension of the scope of its initial federal recognition for a period of five years.

SOURCE The Advanced Practice Provider Consortium

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