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Check Out the Upcoming Certification Preparation Course in Charleston, SC in 2015!

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Dates: February 20-21, 2105


8:00 AM - Registration
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Class

(All times are Eastern Time)

Location: Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital
Mall Classroom 1
2095 Henry Tecklenburg Dr
Charleston, SC 29414

Instructor: Mary Harper, PhD, RN-BC

Registration Fee:

After February 8th: ANPD Members: $350
Non-members: $480

Registration Includes: 
  • Course materials
  • Contact hours
  • Breakfast and lunch 


Contact Hours:
This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Arizona Nurses' Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
Eligible Contact Hours: 16
Activity ID: 74-13
Expiration Date:

Sponsorship:  ANPD acknowledges the generous support of Western Governors University and the South Carolina Coastal Affiliate for this activity.  WGU and the SCCA had no role in the planning of this educational activity.

Joint-providing an ANPD Certification Preparation Course


The Nursing Professional Development Certification Preparation Course is a two-day course designed to prepare nurses to take the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) generalist certification examination in nursing professional development. It includes an extensive review of foundations of practice, the educational process, managing educational activities, roles and skills of the NPD specialists and test taking skills, including a practice exam. The course is also a great introduction to the nursing professional development curriculum.

Joint-provider responsibilities:

  • Payment of joint-provider fee
  • Arrange for a facility in which to hold the  2-day course
  • Determine registration fees
  • Develop a promotion flyer and submit to ANPD for approval (template provided)
  • Distribute promotional flyer after ANPD approval 
  • Arrange food and beverage (optional)
  • Manage all aspects of attendee registration 
  • Collaborate with ANPD faculty to arrange lodging and local transportation
  • Provide copies of the course materials to participants upon receipt of master files from the ANPD National Office
  • On-site coordination for the course including daily sign-in
  • Direct participants to evaluation survey link where they will obtain their CNE
  • Provide to following within three days of the course: participants names, email address, mailing address 

ANPD responsibilities:

  • Determination of the educational objectives and content 
  • Selection of the content specialist planner and faculty
  • Selection and coordination of the faculty schedule and payment
  • Provide master materials for duplication
  • Awarding of contact hours
  • Record keeping
  • Evaluation of each course
  • Management of sponsorship or commercial support
  • Advertise the course in every available issue of TrendLines
  • Post the course dates on the ANPD website within the ANPD Calendar
  • Provide a mailing list for members in the sponsor's geographic area 

ANPD selects faculty from a roster of available faculty and any host requests for specific faculty may not be honored to allow for all faculty to teach the course each year.

To schedule an ANPD Certification Review Course, complete the application form. Once the course has been approved, faculty selected, and the sponsors and ANPD have agreed upon dates, ANPD will send you a contract and joint-provider agreement, and invoice. 

Key Documents:

If you have additional questions about hosting a Certification Preparation Course, please contact the ANPD National Office at 312-321-5135.

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