Certification in Nursing Professional Development is available through the American Nurses Credentialing Center. This professional development plan outlines my educational and professional background, professional goals, course outcomes and practicum and how they relate to my objectives to enroll for my online graduate studies in nursing at Walden University. All webinars offer continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. In 2013, the Association for Nursing Professional Development's Public Policy Committee, led by Heather Lary, MSN, RN-BC, and Eileen Engh, MSN, RN-BC, CPN, produced a position statement that outlined the role of NPD specialists in this work. 2010;41(9):413-417 The Professional Nurse Educators Group (PNEG) hosts national conferences and provides year-round support for nurse educators. The certification is for nurses working in Staff Development (educators in acute care, not academia). Educator. Here are a couple of resources: • Principles of Adult Learning Theory, American Nurses Credentialing Center What Nurse Educators Do in a Hospital Setting. Nurse educators serve an important function within the hospital system. Nurse Educator Orientation: Professional Development That Promotes Retention Sandra L. Baker, DNP, RN, CNE The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing. sure, nurse educators must engage in ongoing faculty development to maintain current pedagogical practices (Benner et al., 2010). Nursing professional development (NPD) specialists play a pivotal role in meeting these recommendations. I co-authored the Nursing Professional Development (NPD) Certification Review Course Prep Book for ANPD and presented one of the review webinars last fall. The lack of a clear, universally accepted definition of EBTP is a primary factor in its slow development and adoption by academic nurse educators (Cannon and Boswell, 2015; Patterson and Klein, 2012). The role of the academic nurse educator is both rewarding and challenging. Congrats!!! It is a tough exam. Nursing education has progressed rapidly over the past 100 years. Furthermore, the nurse educator plays a pivotal role in the nursing profession as well as in the development and preparation of future nurses and advanced degree nurses. Information about adult learning is critical to the role of the Nurse Educator. I have Bachelor of Science degree in nursing . They provide frequent feedback and evaluate outcomes. AACN provides an array of webinars exclusively for nurse educators teaching in baccalaureate and higher degree programs. You can take advantage of the Webinars live, or in an archived format when convenient for you. Nursing Professional Development Specialists assess your learning needs, competencies, strengths, and opportunities to improve your critical thinking, interpersonal, and technical skills. Whilst professional development needs of registered nurses generally have been recently explored (Katsikitis et al., 2013), we could find no published data on the needs of Australian nurse educators. However, the purpose, practice, roles, and responsibilities of a clinical nurse educator, also known as a nursing professional development specialist, differ from those of an academic nurse educator. Therefore a study was designed to explore the needs in professional development of Queensland-based nurse educators. Although the art of caring has its roots far back in history, the immediate post-Nightingale nursing education represents a more formal, modernized, and to some extent standardized approach to nursing education. The nursing profession is currently experiencing a faculty shortage. Clinical NPD specialists (sometimes called clinical nurse educators) support nursing research, evidence-based practice, and quality improvement through professional nurse development.” 1. 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