Continuing Nursing Education

Continuing nursing education within Professional Development will contribute to the refinement, enhancement and maintenance of competence in nursing practice, theory, research, administration and nursing education. It will be planned, implemented and evaluated according to perceived, observed and/or documented needs. It should support professional and personal growth, further the nursing profession and promote self-directed learning. It will provide opportunity for increasing compe­tence, improving patient outcomes and assisting nursing professionals, in a variety of nursing settings to expand their professional expertise. Finally, it will be innovative, anticipating change in health care systems, technologies and society.

Continuing nursing education programs may include both theory and practice. Innovative practice, in accordance with established adult education principles, will be employed and learners will be encouraged to be actively involved in the learn­ing process. Continuing nursing education will be planned to meet a variety of learning style needs, by providing stimulating, topical, informative and participatory learning experiences. Continuing nursing education will be delivered through convenient, affordable methods and systems to reduce barriers in attendance.

Clarkson College is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Midwest Multistate Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Approved Iowa Provider #345