Professional Development

Professional Development event



The University of Minnesota School of Nursing’s Office of Practice, Partnerships, and Professional Development is a Jointly Accredited Provider (an ANCC Provider) of quality continuing education. The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) is the world’s largest and most prestigious credentialing and accrediting organization of continuing education for nurses.

As a Jointly Accredited/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 a Jointly Accredited Provider.

JA LogoIn support of improving patient care, the University of Minnesota, Interprofessional Continuing Education is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

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.


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