Describe what role nurses have, if any, in carrying out the requirements of the accreditation.According to Mason, Leavitt, and Chaffee (2014), independent groups award accreditation as a sign
ACCREDITATION AND QUALITY
According to Mason, Leavitt, and Chaffee (2014), independent groups award accreditation as a sign
of approval. To prepare for this discussion, review the purpose and benefits of accreditation by
an organization that provides this service in an area of health care in which you have an
interest. For provider organizations, it may be the Joint Commission; for schools, it may be the
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) or the National League for Nursing (NLN); and
for other service sectors, it may be the Utilization Review Accreditation Commission (URAC) or
To introduce your discussion, summarize the purpose and benefits of accreditation from your
selected accrediting body. Then address the following items:
• Briefly describe accreditation requirements that address quality and quality processes in the
• Describe the contributions of accreditation that regulations may not address.
• Describe the relationship as you see it between regulation and the selected accreditation
regarding quality in the organization. Comment on implications for organizations given that
regulation is mandatory and accreditation is voluntary.
• Describe what role nurses have, if any, in carrying out the requirements of the accreditation.
Mason, D. J., Leavitt, J. K., & Chaffee, M. W. (2014). Policy and politics in nursing and health
care (Rev. 6th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Saunders Elsevier.
Use APA sixth edition citation style to give credit to that writer. Remember that an APA citation
includes both the in-text citation (the author’s last name and the year of publication) and the
full reference for the source.
Please follow the scoring guideline: Applies relevant course concepts, theories, or materials
correctly. Collaborates with fellow learners, relating the discussion to relevant course concepts.
Applies relevant professional, personal, or other real-world experiences. Supports position with
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