Nebraska Chapter Collaboration Enhances Continuing Nursing Education

Monday, 9 November 2015

Judi Dunn, MS, CPP, RN-BC
Office of Professional Development, Clarkson College, Omaha, NE, USA

The purpose of this presentstion is to demonstrate the importance of collaboration between chapters of STTI to enhance continuing nursing education. The Nebraska Collaborative, consisting of five STTI chapters, have planned together for  five years to provide a continuing nursing educational event that brought together nurses and nursing students in the pursuit of clinical and educational excellence. Through collaboration have we been able to not only reach all portions of our state, but have been able to engage nurses and nursing students in the pursuit of contintuing education. Assisting nursing students to engage in professional development prior to licensure impacts their ability to associate continuing education with life-long learning goals.

We will discuss completing an appropriate needs assesment, determining learner needs, and how best to address those needs across the state(and/or region). A variety of teaching-learning strategies will be discussed. Best practices will be shared.

The presenter will be able to discuss the criteria needed to adhere to ANCC continuing nursing education.