Professional Development Associate: Role, Competencies, and Standards

ANPD Member: $160
Non-member: $200


Caroline Baughman, BS

Pam Dickerson, PhD, RN-BC, FAAN

Jillian Russell, MSN, RN-BC

Tina Spagnola, MSN, RN-BC, NE-BC

Chris Wilson, MSN, RN-BC

Target Audience: Professional Development (PD) associates, or those interested in the role; NPD practitioners and other relevant parties (e.g. human resource personnel) interested in developing the role in their organizations.

Description: This 8-module program aligns the competencies and standards required for the role and responsibilities of the PD associate who functions to support a continuing education/professional development department. Please note: No refunds will be given once the course has been started. 

Outcome: The learner will describe at least one way they will implement PD associate competencies and standards into their practice.

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

Contact Hours:Contact hours are awarded for each module completed.
Total Available: 4.31

Expiration Date: 10/2/2022

Successful completion:

  • Complete individual computer-based module
  • Complete on-line course evaluation

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


  1. Introduction to the Role and Competencies
  2. Communication
  3. Assisting with Activity Development
  4. Assisting with Planning and Coordinating an Activity
  5. Content Integrity
  6. Adapting to Various Practice Environments and Adhering to Accreditation and Regulatory Requirements
  7. Assisting with Managing and Administering a CE Department
  8. The Value and Success of the Role

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