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Home : Education : Professional Development

Continuing Education Courses for Nurses - Professional Development

Nurse managers, clinicians, researchers and returning nurses: these continuing education courses for nurses will help you take your career to the next level.

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Professional Development
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Coaching in Nursing Course Integrating Technology in Nursing
CNE Awarded: 5.5 Contact Hours
This course will describe specific technology used in clinical and education settings. It will also address data collection for a business plan and strategies for implementation.
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Coaching in Nursing Course


Coaching in Nursing Course 

Social Media for Health Care Providers
CNE Awarded: 5.0 Contact Hours

The purpose of this course is to introduce nurses to use social media in a professional environment. The course will also cover privacy guidelines and using social media to engage patients.

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Managing Social Media Use and Policies
CNE Awarded: 4.0 Contact Hours

The purpose of this course is to guide nurse leaders nurses in developing social media policies, the benefits of professional social media use, and educating patients using social media tools.
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  Coaching in Nursing Course


Nurse Manager Certificate Program 


Designing Curriculum for a Nursing Simulation Lab
CNE Awarded: 8 Contact Hours
Beginning with an overview of the use of simulation in nursing, this course will provide nurses with the skills needed to integrate simulation into their clinical orientation/teaching and academic curriculums. It addresses student and faculty roles, participation, and the challenges of simulation.
Nurse Manager Certificate Program
Total CNE Available: 106 Contact Hours
This program was developed to provide both new and experienced nurse managers with the competencies needed to be successful in today’s fast-paced, ever-changing health care environment. 
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 Surviving Your First Years As A Nurse Program

Surviving Your First Years as a Nurse Program
CNE Awarded: 33 Contact Hours

This series of six continuing education courses provide nurses with essential career information they might not have received in school. These courses explore transitioning from student to nurse; working with multigenerational nursing teams; dealing with disruptive people; understanding and coping with legal risks as a nurse; advancing in a nursing career; and finding life balance.

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The Nurse Instructor Educational Course

The Nurse Instructor Educational Course
CNE Awarded: 16 Contact Hours

This course is designed to help nurses understand nursing education as they evolve in their roles as nursing faculty members.


The Joanna Briggs Institute Approach 

Evidence-Based Nursing: The Joanna Briggs Approach Program
CNE Awarded: 15 Contact Hours

This program is designed to educate nurses in the fundamentals of the Joanna Briggs Institute's evidence-based nursing process.

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Best on Board
Best on Board: Level 1 Essentials of Healthcare Governance

Best on Board offers a rewarding and easy-to-use governance education and certification process that provides nurses with the essential, specialized knowledge and skills needed to govern this critical community resource.


Disaster Preparedness and Response

Disaster Preparedness and Response
CNE Awarded: 2.0 Contact Hours 

This course provides an overview of a nurse's role in planning for and responding to a mass casualty incident.


Coaching in Nursing
CNE Awarded: 6.0 Contact Hours
This workbook is a hands-on guide filled with exercises, checklists, and conversation starters to help nurses incorporate coaching principles.

Coaching in Nursing Course 
2013 Congress Plenary: Speeding the Translation of Research Findings into Best Practice
CNE Awarded: 1.25 Contact Hours

This presentation will discuss important “so what” outcome factors that are necessary to include in research and EBP/quality improvement projects in order to speed the translation of research findings into clinical practice.

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Coaching in Nursing Course

2013 Congress Plenary: From Person-Centered Care: Creating Flourishing Healthcare Cultures
CNE Awarded: 1.0 Contact Hour

This presentation will introduce learners to the key concepts of person-centered practice and will identify strategies to use those principles in the workplace.
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Coaching in Nursing Course 2013 Congress Plenary: Improving Quality of Care: The Levers for Knowledge Translation and Utilization
CNE Awarded: 0.75 Contact Hours

This presentation will describe a range of different models that have been adopted to translate knowledge based on research into everyday practice.
Learn of real examples of successful implementation.
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Team Building for Nurses
Team Building for Nurses
CNE Awarded: 1.0 Contact Hour
The purpose of this course is to assist the new nurse professional in making choices based on an understanding of the importance of effective teamwork and team building.

Leading and Serving on a Medical Mission Team
CNE Awarded: 1.5 Contact Hours
The purpose of this course is to introduce you to medical mission work and share tips and resources to enable you to create a personally satisfying and mutually beneficial medical mission work experience.

Community Health Nursing
CNE Awarded: 2.0 Contact Hours
The purpose of this course is to provide an understanding of the importance of and goals surrounding sustainable development with specific guidance on the nurse’s role in planning and participating in projects.

Everyday Ethics in Nursing Practice
CNE Awarded: 6.0 Contact Hours
This course will enhance your appreciation of ethics in everyday nursing situations and help you to increase your ability to think and talk about ethics in nursing practice.


Sigma Theta Tau International is accredited as a provider of continuing education courses for nurses (CNE)  by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Course authors attest that no relevant financial relationship exists between them and any commercial supporting entity which would present a conflict of interest or commercialize their presentation content.

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