Continuing Professional Development
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.
Dr. Linda Olson Keller introduces the Second International Public Health Nursing conference, “Voice and Visibility in Public Health Nursing” in October 2011 at the University of Minnesota College of Continuing Education.
Jos deBlok, a speaker at the 2011 International Public Health Nursing conference, will return to the University of Minnesota in 2013. He was featured in a Second Wisdom Dialogue for nurse leaders on February 21, 2013 with the Densford International Nursing Leadership Center.
Participants of Research Day 2012 converse with keynote presenter, Dr. Antonia Villarruel, PhD, RN, FAAN, from the University of Michigan. Research Day 2013 will be entitled “Innovation through Research and Evidence-based Practice” on April 26, 2013, featuring Dr. Kathryn Bowles, PhD, RN, FAAN from the University of Pennsylvania.
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
The Wisdom Dialogue Series with Jeannine Rivet, “How to Climb the Ladder without Getting Dizzy or Falling Off!, September 24, 8 am to 12 pm. 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.
Do you have questions about ANCC accreditation?
ANCC Guidelines: www.nursecredentialing.org
Why ANCC accreditation? http://www.nursecredentialing.org/Accreditation/ResourcesServices
Frequently asked questions (FAQ): http://www.nursecredentialing.org/AccreditationFAQ.aspx
Contact us at School of Nursing Continuing Nursing Education at: email@example.com
Dr. Renee Kumpula, Director
Continuing Professional Development
School of Nursing
University of Minnesota
5-140 Weaver-Densford Hall
308 Harvard Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455