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Versant New Graduate RN Residency™

Transitioning New Graduates to Practice

Versant Nurse Transition Residency™

Transitioning Experienced RNs to New Clinical Practice Areas


Developing, Evaluating and Sustaining Competent RNs

Career Opportunities

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Versant Center for the Advancement of Nursing (Vcan)


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Career Opportunities


We are growing and we are hiring!  Versant is committed to developing organizations... One Nurse at a Time.  We want people committed to the mission, to provide solutions, and to make an impact on patient safety.  Are you ready for the challenge?


Research Collaboration


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Professional Services


Versant New Graduate RN Residency

A comprehensive education and training system designed specifically to transition newly graduated registered nurses from students to safe, competent, and professional practitioners.


Versant Nurse Transition Residency

Specifically designed to provide innovative training that supports critical thinking and education nurses need to meet the challenges that accompany their expanding roles as they transition into new specialties.


Versant Competency Assessment, Acquisition and Tracking System

An innovative web-based Competency Assessment, Acquisition & Tracking System, VCATS, is designed to provide our clients with a fluid, intuitive and easy to use competency system.

Latest News

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Versant Authors in Upcoming Leadership Text

Jean Shinners PhD, RN-BC, Executive Director Versant’s Center for the Advancement of Nursing (Vcan) is a current member of the Association for Nursing Professional Development (ANPD) Scope and Standards Task...

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Preceptor Role Development Program Announced

Greetings! I have the pleasure of announcing the newest addition to our residency offerings. Versant will begin to offer a professional development system for preceptors in the Fall of...

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Preceptor Development Article to be Published in Journal

We are pleased to announce the publication of an article in The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, written by Jean Shinners, PhD, RN-BC, Executive Director, Versant Center for the...

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ANCC Awards Residency Accreditation

On January 26th, ANCC announced Baptist Health South Florida, Children's Hospital of Los Angeles, and Emory University Hospital (for Advanced Practice RNs) as the first organizations in the country to...

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Latest Press Releases

Home Health New Graduate and Transition Nurse Residencies

Versant Holdings, LLC, announces the release of their newest edition of Versant® Home Health offerings – the Versant New Graduate Residency™ and the Versant Transition Nurse Fellowship™. Both the Home Health Residency and Fellowship focus on the uniqueness of the patient environment as well as providing the support necessary to help ensure both the new graduate nurse and experienced nurse’s clinical competence in the Home Health setting. As a result, the Home Health nurse, as either a new graduate or transition nurse, is able to successfully practice in the home environment.


Versant Preceptor Role Development Program

Versant Holdings, LLC, announces the release of their newest edition of Versant® offerings – the Preceptor Role Development Program. The role of the preceptor focuses on having the capacity to provide the support necessary to help a resident focus on acquiring clinical competence. As a result, the preceptor is able to successfully guide the new graduate, incumbent, or transitioning nurse into the workplace and practice settings.


A Union of One: Versant Collaborates with the DAISY FOUNDATION!

We have often wondered about the transition from student nurse to competent, confident practicing nurse. For new RNs, that first day in a clinical setting must be terrifying, even after they have worked in clinical settings as students. Versant® RN Residencies utilizes a comprehensive, competency-based framework to ensure a safe and smooth transition, not only for new nurses just out of school but also for experienced nurses who are transitioning to new areas of practice. Through the collaboration, Versant will incorporate into their competency framework specific competencies designed to formally manage, evaluate and encourage meaningful recognition – like the DAISY Award - for nurses at all stage of their careers. By integrating DAISY recognition in its competency framework, Versant’s focus on the well-being of the nurse is enhanced; compassionate care, in addition to safe, competent clinical practice, is reinforced as a critical component of nursing excellence. We are excited about the work Versant and The DAISY Foundation will do together!


Continuing Nursing Education

Versant® is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.


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About Versant

Versant® (pronounced VER-sent). The name Versant is derived from the word conversant, which means, “to be well informed about or thoroughly knowing” a field of expertise.