Online Continuing Nursing Education

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Planning Quality Continuing Education
Planning Quality Continuing Education

ANPD Member: $69
Non-member: $209

Contact ANPD at education@anpd.org for bulk purchase options and pricing.  

Target Audience: RNs: NPD practitioners, nurse planners, planners of continuing professional development

Description: This 9-module, learner-paced, computer-based program provides the NPD practitioner with an overview of common, evidence-based steps for planning high quality continuing education programs.

Continuing Education: The Association for Nursing Professional Development is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Outcome: This session will allow participants to know basic requirements for planning continuing professional development as evidenced by a passing score of 80% on post-test for each module.

Contact Hours: Partial credit is awarded for each module completed.
Total available: 4.2

Expiration Date: March 11, 2020

Successful completion:

  • Complete the computer-based module
  • Pass post-test with score of 80% or greater
  • Complete on-line course evaluation and attestation of completion

Conflict of Interest: No conflict of interest exists for anyone in the position to control content for this activity.

2017 NPD Certification Preparation Practice Exam (Comprehensive Tests I, II, and III)
2017 NPD Certification Preparation Practice Exam (Comprehensive Tests I, II, and III)

ANPD Members: $125
Non-members: $175

**THIS IS NOT A BOOK—TESTS ARE IN THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CENTER** 

Instructors: Bette Case Di Leonardi, PhD, RN-BC, Jan Hodges, MSN, RN-BC, Stacey O’Brien, MSN, RN

Target Audience: RNs: NPD Practitioners 

Description: The NPD Certification Practice Exams offered by ANPD are designed to give the participant an idea of the types of questions that may be encountered on the NPD Certification Exam. These are not actual test questions, nor have they been psychometrically tested. They do, however, align with the June 2017 NPD Board Certification Test Content Outline. Each test item provides feedback about the testing domain, the rationale, and a reference for the content of the question to serve as a study aide.  The tests are not designed to be the sole source of study but may help identify areas of strength and weakness. Success on these exams does not guarantee success on the NPD Certification Exam.

Desired Outcome: Participants will successfully obtain NPD certification.

Purchase Individual Tests:

Continuing Education: The Association for Nursing Professional Development is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Contact Hours: 3.0

Expiration Date: October 26, 2020

Successful completion:

  • Complete practice exam
  • Complete on-line course evaluation and attestation of completion

Conflict of Interest: No conflict of interest exists for anyone in the position to control content for this activity.

For further information email info@anpd.org or call 312-321-5135


NOTE: The Nursing Professional Development (NPD) Certification process, including the examination, is administered by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). For further information about certification in NPD, visit the ANCC Certification Center at: http://www.nursecredentialing.org/certification.aspx    

The NPD Certification Practice Exams offered by ANPD are designed to give the participant an idea of the types of questions that may be encountered on the NPD Certification Exam. These are not actual test questions, nor have they been psychometrically tested. They do, however, align with the NPD Board Certification Test Content Outline available at http://nursecredentialing.org/Exam24-TCO-June2017. Each test item provides feedback about the testing domain, the rationale, and a reference for the content of the question to serve as a study aide. The tests are not designed to be the sole source of study but may help identify areas of strength and weakness.

Each test consists of 50 unique items developed by NPD subject matter experts and reviewed by NPD subject matter experts for clarity and accuracy. Each test may be purchased separately or all three may be purchased at a discounted price. Each test may be accessed only once per purchase but may be purchased multiple times.

Disclaimers:

  • Purchase or use of this product does not guarantee that you will pass the NPD Board Certification Exam.
  • These test items represent the types of questions that may be encountered on the NPD Board Certification Exam. They are not actual questions used on the exam.
  • These test items have been reviewed by expert test item writers but have not been psychometrically tested for validity or reliability.
  • These practice exams are not intended to predict performance on the certification exam. They may, however, help identify areas of strength and weakness.

References used in test development:

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center. (n.d.). ANCC accreditation. Retrieved from http://www.nursecredentialing.org/Accreditation
  • American Nurses Credentialing Center. (n.d.). Nursing professional development. Retrieved from http://www.nursecredentialing.org/NursingProfessionalDevelopment
  • Dickerson, P. (Ed.). (2017). Core curriculum for nursing professional development (5th ed.). Chicago, IL: Association for Nursing Professional Development
  • Case Di Leonardi, B. (2014). Getting started in nursing professional development (4th ed.). Chicago, IL: Association for Nursing Professional Development.
  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. (n.d.). Guidance for performing failure mode and effects analysis with performance improvement projects. Retrieved from https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Provider-Enrollment-and-Certification/QAPI/downloads/GuidanceForFMEA.pdf
  • Harper, M. G. (Ed.). (2016). Nursing professional development quick guide series (booklets 1 – 6). Chicago, IL: Association for Nursing Professional Development.
  • Harper, M. G., & Maloney, P. (Eds.). (2016). Nursing professional development: Scope and standards of practice (3rd ed.). Chicago, IL: Association for Nursing Professional Development.
  • Smith, C. M., & Harper, M. G. (Eds.). (2016). Leadership in nursing professional development: An organizational and system focus. Chicago, IL: Association for Nursing Professional Development.

Frontline Nurse Leader Development Program
Frontline Nurse Leader Development Program

This online program is designed to meet the educational needs of frontline, bedside nursing leaders.  It consists of 17 online modules designed with experiential learning activities for the practice setting.

Target Audience: RNs: RNs transitioning from bedside nurse to frontline nurse leader (charge nurse) role.

Description/Purpose: The purpose of this program is to provide the bedside registered nurse with leadership knowledge required to function effectively in a front line nurse leader (charge nurse) position.

Continuing Education: 

The Association for Nursing Professional Development is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Total Contact Hours Available: 10.3
Partial credit is awarded for each module completed

Expiration Date: April 15, 2020

Successful completion of each module:

  1. Complete individual module
  2. Obtain a score of at least 80% on the module posttest
  3. Complete on-line course evaluation

Conflict of Interest: No conflict of interest is present for anyone in a position to control the content of this program.

Pricing Options:

For additional details or information on institutional purchases that include more than 3 licenses click here. Unlimited institutional licenses are also available for one- and three-year use.

This product purchase is for 1-3 licenses. 

Member: $375.00
Non-Member: $375.00

Getting Started in NPD Post-test
Getting Started in NPD Post-test

Post-test for Getting Started in Nursing Professional Development: Focus on the Learning Facilitator Role (5th ed.)

Pricing:
Members & Non-members: $30

Target Audience: RNs: Nursing professional development practitioners, especially those new to the staff education process

Description: A great self-study for RNs new to nursing professional development. Learn the steps of the educational design process from assessment to evaluation.

Outcome: The NPD practitioner will demonstrate knowledge of the ADDIE educational design process by completing the post-test with a minimum score of 80%.

Continuing Education: Association for Nursing Professional Development is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Contact Hours: 3.2

Expiration Date: 7/22/2021

Successful Completion:

  1. Read the textbook, Getting Started in Nursing Professional Development: Focus on the Learning Facilitator Role (5th ed.)
  2. Complete online post-test with a score of at least 80%
  3. Complete online evaluation and attestation of completion

Conflict of Interest: No conflict of interest exists for anyone in the position to control content for this activity.

Rapid Cycle Improvement in Healthcare
Rapid Cycle Improvement in Healthcare

Description: This series of five modules describes the rapid cycle improvement process used to create changes in the healthcare environment.


Outcome: This educational activity will enable NPD practitioners to know the steps in Rapid Cycle Change.

Target Audience: RNs: NPD Practitioners

Member: $40.00
Non-member: $55.00

Continuing Education:  The Association for Nursing Professional Development is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. 

Contact hours: 2.5

Expiration Date: November 6, 2020

Successful completion: 

  • Complete online module
  • Complete electronic evaluation and attestation of completion
  • Module 5 requires post-test of entire program

Conflict of interest: No conflict of interest exists for anyone in the position to control content for this activity. 


Section 1: 0.4 contact hours
Section 2: 0.5 contact hours
Section 3: 0.5 contact hours
Section 4: 0.5 contact hours
Section 5: 0.6 contact hours

Preceptor Program Administration: NPD Considerations
Preceptor Program Administration: NPD Considerations

Authors: Cathy Colley, MEd, BSN, RN-BC, Wayne Neal, MSN, RN; Patsy Maloney, EdD, MSN, RN-BC

Description: This series includes the essentials the NPD practitioner needs to develop an evidence-based preceptor program. The following topics are included: organizational support of preceptor programs, selection and socialization of preceptors, and ethical and legal considerations – including delegation.

Target Audience: RNs: Nursing professional development practitioners

Continuing Education:

The Association for Nursing Professional Development is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Contact Hours: 1.5
Expiration Date: July 26, 2020

Successful completion:

  • View the entire computer-based learning module
  • Complete the attestation of completion statement
  • Complete the module evaluation

Conflict of Interest: The planners and faculty of this activity report no conflict of interest.

Pricing: $25/member, $45/non-member

Elsevier and ANPD also offer a preceptor preparation course designed to prepare staff nurses to become preceptors. For more information, click here

Copyright & Creative Commons Module
Copyright & Creative Commons Module

ANPD Member: $20.00
Non-member: $40.00

Target Audience: RNs: NPD Practitioners, Nurse Leaders, Academic Nurse Educators & Leaders

Description: NPD practitioners often unknowingly use copyrighted materials in educational activities—don't let this happen to you. This module provides an overview of basic copyright laws and alternative methods for finding non-copyrighted materials.

Outcome: These modules will enable the NPD practitioner to adhere to copyright laws and creative commons uses during educational activities.

Continuing Education: The Association for Nursing Professional Development is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Contact Hours: 0.5
Expiration Date: May 21, 2020

Successful completion:

  • View the entire computer-based learning module
  • Complete on-line course evaluation and attestation of completion
  • Complete post-test with minimum score of 80%

Conflict of Interest: No conflict of interest exists for anyone in the position to control content for this activity.


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