Online Courses

Getting Started in Nursing Professional Development: Focus on Facilitating Learning

 Getting Started in Nursing Professional Development: Focus on Facilitating Learning (formerly Getting Started in Staff Education: A Key to Nursing Professional Development) was updated in 2018 include the latest standards of practice for nursing professional development generalists and specialists.  

2022 registration is not yet open, however, 2022 dates are here! Please check back to this website for registration updates. 

  • June 13- July 24, 2022
  • September 6- October 16, 2022- Last session for 2022!

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 asynchronous 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.  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 continuing education hours 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

    "I liked the structure of the program. The modules were information and easy to navigate. I also
    enjoyed reading posts from other students and receiving feedback from the instructor."

    "I have gained invaluable ideas regarding how to structure annual competencies, education fairs, and possibly how to develop and infrastructure to support development of an effective preceptor program."

    "This course provided a wealth of information in a condensed easy to follow way."

    "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 13- July 24, 2022
    • September 6- October 16, 2022- Last session for 2022!
  • Fees


    Group rate of $350 available for 3 or more from the same organization, please email for more information

    Payment by credit card is due at the time of registration. Advance registration is required. For questions about payment (only), contact Melissa Kocias at 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 continuing nursing education contact 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 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.


  • Registration Information

    Registration is not yet open. Please check back to this website for registration updates.


    • *To receive group rates for 3 or more participants, be sure to email prior  to registration for more information.
    • * IU Health employees, please email prior to registration for discount information.  
    • Note: we are not able to issue refunds for the difference for those who register at the full rate and request the discounted rate after registration.

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

    Registration closes for each session as follows:

    • TBD