The University of Minnesota School of Nursing’s Office of Practice, Partnerships, and Professional Development is an ANCC Provider of quality continuing nursing education (CNE). The American Nurses Credential Center (ANCC) is the world’s largest and most prestigious credentialing and accrediting organization of continuing education for nurses.
As an ANCC Provider, we hold the following purposes associated with educational design thinking:
- Safeguard the quality, integrity, value, and sustainability in continuing nursing education (CNE).
- Build strategic partnerships between the U of M School of Nursing (SON) and select nursing, healthcare, and professional organizations.
- Jointly create educational activities, programs, and events that engage, educate, and empower.
- Create the language of nursing science and models for the continuing professional development of the future.
What is continuing education for the individual?
For an individual, this means active participation in educational activities throughout the lifespan. This includes lifelong learning to improve practice and expertise. “Participation in continuing education is one hallmark of a professional.”
AALNC Chapter Leaders Resource Manual – Appendix: FAQ – Continuing Education in Nursing March 2004
What is the process of continuing professional development?
As a process, continuing professional development consists of learning activities that add to nurses’ foundational and experiential learning, along with increasing knowledge, skills, attitudes, values, and competencies that augment effectiveness in the professional role. These activities may affect practice, education, administration, research, or theory development outcomes that ultimately result in benefits for the client or patient receiving the professional’s services or care.
We are an ANCC Provider.
The University of Minnesota School of Nursing, Office of Faculty Practice, Partnerships, and Professional Development is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
Other Health Professionals: It is the responsibility of each participant to determine if the program meets the criteria for re-licensure or re-certification for their discipline. Each participant will receive an Evidence of Participation document. Please check with your accrediting organization for complete requirements.
Courses & Programs
American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) Modules
The recently fully updated nursing informatics course is directed to both a generic overview of nursing and health informatics and the specific application of information and communication technologies in the clinical area.
Telehealth Nurse Presenter
Sponsored by the Great Plains Telehealth Resource and Assistance Center (TRAC), this online course gives essential knowledge about the role of the telehealth nurse presenter.
QSEN Informatics Deep Dive
Learn about the project: http://www.aacn.nche.edu/qsen-informatics/2012-workshop
See a video link: http://mediamill.cla.umn.edu/mediamill/embedqt/176251
Children with Special Health Care Needs
The Center for Children with Special Health Care Needs offers a range of cutting edge topics, at no cost, based upon funding by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Dept. of Health and Human services.
The Wisdom Dialogue Series
For information and registration visit: http://www.nursing.umn.edu/densford/continuing-education/index.htm
MN Organization of Leaders in Nursing
A continuing co-provider with the School of Nursing and the Office of Practice, Partnerships, and Professional Development, MOLN held its bi-annual conference, The Wisdom of Renewal on September 20 and 21. Dr. Daniel Pesut of the Denford International Leadership center provided the keynote, “Keeping it in perspective” which was attended by 200 nurse leaders.
MERET: Minnesota Emergency Readiness Education and Training
MERET modules contribute to the preparation of the healthcare workforce through comprehensive competency-based modular education and training.
Evaluation in Nursing Education
A 5-module evaluation program to provide nurse educators with an overview of evaluation methods used in assessing student progress.