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TANYA SLEEPER CERTIFIED AS A GERIATRIC NURSE PRACTITIONER BY WORLD'S LARGEST CREDENTIALING ORGANIZATION

December 4, 2009

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University of Maine at Fort Kent Assistant Professor of Adult Health Nursing, Tanya Sleeper, has successfully completed the Geriatric Nurse Practitioner Certification through the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), located in Silver Spring, Maryland. 

The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) provides individuals and organizations throughout the nursing profession with the tools they need on their journey to excellence.  ANCC's internationally-renowned credentialing programs certify nurses in specialty practice areas, recognize healthcare organizations for nursing excellence through the Magnet Recognition Program®, and accredit providers of continuing nursing education.  In addition, ANCC offers an array of informational and educational services and products to support its core credentialing programs. 

“I am so proud of Tanya’s accomplishment and I am happy for her, as well,” said Erin Soucy, UMFK’s director of nursing and assistant professor of nursing.  “This accomplishment is special because it indicates the high quality and dedication of our nursing faculty. The American Nurses Credentialing Center provides rigorous specialty exams in nursing. Tanya’s success demonstrates her scholastic abilities, but especially her expert knowledge of geriatric nursing practices,” Soucy added. 

ANCC is the largest and most prestigious nurse credentialing organization in the world.  ANCC certification exams validate nurses’ skills, knowledge, and abilities.  More than a quarter million nurses have been certified by ANCC since 1990. More than 75,000 advanced practice nurses are currently certified by ANCC.  ANCC offers nursing certification in 26 different specialties.  ###