American Nurses Credentialing Center Appoints Rebecca Graystone New Vice President
The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), which promotes excellence in nursing and health care globally through credentialing programs, announced Feb. 5 the appointment of Rebecca Graystone, MS, MBA, RN, NE-BC, as the new vice president of the Magnet Recognition® and Pathway to Excellence® Programs. In this role, Graystone will be responsible for the vision, governance, and operations of all current and future credentialing programs recognizing nursing excellence at the organization, department, or unit level.
Graystone has over 26 years of acute care nursing practice and leadership experience and has been with ANCC since 2012. During her tenure, she has managed the day-to-day operations of the Magnet Recognition Program and provided content expertise and analysis to applicants, commissioners, appraisers, Magnet organizations, Magnet Program and ANCC office staff. She has also presented extensively on Magnet and nursing excellence topics and teaches numerous program guidance courses sponsored by the program.
"Rebecca has a proven track record and a long history in supporting hospitals and nurses around the world in embracing the excellence inherent in the Magnet Recognition Program," said ANA Enterprise Chief Nursing Officer Debbie Hatmaker, PhD, RN, FAAN. "Rebecca is well prepared and equipped to lead the incredible work taking place in these important ANCC programs as well as serve as a strong executive leader within the ANA Enterprise."
"I am honored to lead the talented ANCC team and leaders that develop and implement esteemed programs to exemplify nursing excellence. It is truly a privilege to be part of such an incredible and important journey for nurses around the world as they strive to deliver quality and safe patient care," Graystone said. "I look forward to continuing the work that will propel nursing to the forefront of recognition in care delivery across the continuum."