Professional Development

Director of Professional Development
Candie Jones MSN, RN, CCRN
PH 402.552.6123  TF 800.647.5500

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The Clarkson College Professional Development office is dedicated to assisting health care professionals in their pursuit of lifelong learning.

Professional Development encompasses a broad spectrum of programs and courses intended for adult learners. It involves developing an individual’s knowledge, skills and attitudes to ensure that they can work confidently and effectively.

Learning activities may include non-degree career training, skill development for maintaining a specific career path and post-graduate continuing education. These activities are intended to build on the educational and experiential bases of individuals. They are designed to enhance practice, education, administration, and further research or theory development with the goal of improving the health of the public.

The Professional Development office seeks to provide leadership to help establish and support the development of the following objectives:

  • Sustaining learner attitudes on the value of lifelong learning.
  • To provide College-sanctioned continuing education activities that meet accreditation standards established by sponsoring professional societies and organizations so as to contribute to the progress, maintenance and enhancement of competent practice.
  • Design, implement, evaluate, direct and administer the Nurse Aide, Medication Aide and Medical Assistant courses.
  • Assisting College faculty, staff members and alumni in promoting professional growth and advancing career goals.
  • Collaborating with our constituencies to expand their knowledge base and stay relevant in the changing world of health care services.