Online Courses

Getting Started in Staff Education: A Key to Nursing Professional Development

2017 Dates Now Available for Registration

Please note: The June session is now full. 

Make a confident transition from clinician or faculty member into a role in nursing professional development (NPD). In this facilitated online course, discover concepts, strategies, and practical tools that work in all clinical disciplines, presented in the NPD framework.

This course is a 6-week asynchronus online course. You do not need to be online at any particular time and must have all the course work completed by the course end date. We do require a minimum of 10 participants to hold the course. 

New!

This add-on is available for purchase with your course registration. The Return on Investment (ROI) Puzzle: Putting the Pieces Together is a recorded webinar presented by Bette Case Di Leonardi. See the Fees section on this page for more information. 

Successful completion of this course counts towards the required 30 hours of continuing education in nursing professional development. See the American Nurses Credentialing Center's website for a complete list of criteria.

  • Objectives & How You Will Be Evaluated

    At the completion of this course, you will be able to:

    • Describe multiple techniques for assessing learning needs of staff members
    • Construct an effective plan to meet learning needs of staff members
    • Identify issues and strategies in implementing learning activities in a clinical setting
    • Create a sound approach to evaluating staff learning, considering process, content, and outcome evaluation

    You must complete all required assignments by the course end date and the course evaluation to receive a contact hour record.

  • Testimonials

    "This was my first online course…I enjoyed learning from others across the country."

    "It was almost like having a support group in which you learned from one another and also got reassurance that others were experiencing the same things."

    "I will take away great knowledge about…providing and promoting a positive learning environment."

    "I only wish I had known about this course earlier in my NPD career."

  • When

    June 12—July 23, 2017- Session full

    September 5—October 15, 2017

  • Fees

    $339
    $305 ANPD members

    $29 Add-on: The Return on Investment (ROI) Puzzle: Putting the Pieces Together is a recorded webinar presented by Bette Case di Leonardi. This special add-on pricing is only available with the purchase of the Getting Started as a Staff Educator online course. If registering for this add-on you will have access to the webinar during the online course session and 30 days after the online course ends. 

    Payment by credit card is due at the time of registration. Advance registration is required. For questions about payment (only), contact Melissa Kocias at iuconfs@indiana.edu or by phone at 812-855-4224.

    For information on cancellation, refund, and transfer policies, please see the registration and policies page.

  • Faculty

    Portrait of Bette Case Di Leonardi

    Bette Case Di Leonardi, PhD, RN-BC
    Independent consultant in educational goals, competency management, and quality improvement

    Faculty subject to change without notice.

    The faculty/facilitators of this academic course do not have any conflict of interest. No commercial support or sponsorship was received for the development of this course. This course is reviewed and updated by the faculty/facilitator prior to the date of the offering.

  • Contact Hours & Disclosures

    11.5 hours

    Successful Completion of the Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) Activity 

    In order to receive contact hours for the CNE activity you must complete all required activities and complete the online course evaluation at the end of the course period. 

    Conflicts of Interest 

    A conflict of interest occurs when an individual has an opportunity to influence educational content about healthcare products or services of a commercial company with which they have a financial relationship.

    None of the planners, presenters, or faculty disclosed a conflict of interest related to this activity.

    Commercial Company Support

    Commercial support is financial or in-kind contributions given by a commercial interest that are used to pay for all or part of the costs of a CNE activity.

    No commercial support has been received for this activity.

    The absence of commercial bias will be evaluated in the institute evaluation survey.

    The Indiana University School of Nursing Center for Professional Development and Lifelong Learning is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission of Accreditation.

  • Register

    Register

    Registration for this course is limited to forty-five (45) participants. 

    The Indiana University School of Nursing Center for Professional Development and Lifelong Learning is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission of Accreditation.