Nursing Information Leader Awarded ANCC Accreditation

Press Releases, March 9, 2004

Marblehead, Mass.-HCPro, Inc. announced today that the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) has awarded HCPro the authority to provide continuing education for nurse professionals. Nursing professionals are required to obtain nursing contact hours to maintain their certification requirements with the ANCC.


"Accreditation by the ANCC as a provider of continuing nursing education validates that HCPro has the capacity to provide quality continuing education that surpasses national standards. This accreditation aligns perfectly with our objectives to provide exceptional educational content to the nursing market," said Bruce Guzowski, President and CEO of HCPro, Inc.


HCPro's nursing education products and programs will help nurses develop and maintain their continued competence, enhance their professional practice, and support achievement of their career goals. Contact hours will be provided initially in conjunction with a selection of online learning courses, audioconferences, and seminars. HCPro will be developing new activities to supplement the existing nursing products and programs, according to Laura Harrington, RN, who is HCPro's nurse planner responsible for assessing, planning, developing, implementing and evaluating HCPro's continuing nursing education activities. For a detailed list of HCPro's accredited activities, go to:


HCPro voluntarily applied for this accreditation recognition to strengthen and sustain the quality and integrity of its continuing nursing education activities. Accredited providers of continuing education give nursing professionals the assurance that they will receive quality continuing education activities as prescribed by ANCC's rigorous accreditation process. Guzowski noted that HCPro will continue to provide the highest quality healthcare information while additionally meeting continuing nursing education needs.


In related news, HCPro recently announced that it acquired the Nurse Recruitment and Retention newsletter from Naples, FL-based publisher PubWorld, Inc.


"This acquisition is one more step in our commitment to provide information and training strategies to nurse leaders and managers. This is a key market for us," Guzowski said.