Maury Regional Medical Center nurse residency program earns reaccreditation


COLUMBIA, Tenn. — Maury Regional Medical Center’s (MRMC) nurse residency program recently received accreditation with distinction as a Practice Transition Program by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Commission on Accreditation in Practice Transition Programs.

The 11-month nurse residency program at MRMC combines classroom and clinical experiences to assist new nursing graduates who are beginning their careers within the health system. The ANCC Practice Transition Accreditation Program sets the global standard for residency or fellowship programs — like the one offered at MRMC — that help registered nurses make the transition into new practice settings.

“I want to thank our nursing professional development team for their excellent work in preparing our next generation of nurses for success,” said MRMC Chief Nursing Officer Deborah Lumpkins, DNP, RN, NEA-BC. “At the core of our organization is our dedication to nursing excellence and evidence-based practice. These are key cornerstones in our mission of providing clinical excellence and compassionate care.”

In 2020, MRMC achieved Magnet® designation from the ANCC as a reflection of the organization’s nursing professionalism, teamwork and superiority in patient care. Magnet® designation is the highest national credential for nursing excellence and serves as the gold standard for nursing practice.

In addition to offering the nurse residency program, the MRMC nursing program operates under the principles of shared governance, providing both a structure and an environment that empowers nurses to take an active role in decisions that affect nursing practice. The organization’s Nursing Professional Development Department also provides and promotes continuing education opportunities and classes for all nursing staff members.

For more information about nursing careers and professional development opportunities at Maury Regional Health facilities, visit

Photo Caption: Chief Nursing Officer Deborah Lumpkins, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, (far left) is pictured alongside MRH’s Nurse Residency Site Coordinators Tracy Ferguson, MSN, RN, CMS-RN, and Jackie Miles, MSN, MA, RN, CCRN, as well as Nurse Residency Director Sue MacArthur, EdD, MSN, FNP, NPD-BC.

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