Nursing Education

Nyack Hospital’ Center for Education and Professional Development (CEPD) is committed to providing both theoretically grounded and clinically focused nursing education programs. These programs are intended to facilitate nursing staff members’ personal and professional growth and enable them to deliver safe, competent, compassionate excellent patient care. 

Learning is a process that continues throughout an individual’s life.  It occurs by means of the ongoing interactions between individuals and their environment.  Teaching is directed towards making this learning easy. Thus, we believe that teaching/learning is an interactive partnership, which leads to expansion of knowledge, insights, and meaning concerning human development, growth, and need satisfaction.  When learning takes place, there is a change in the individual’s cognitive, affective and psychomotor behaviors in the direction of growth and improved performance.

The CEPD is responsible for the education of Nursing Department staff members (i.e. Registered Nurses, Patient Care Associates, and Administrative Assistants) and focuses on the following key elements of the educational continuum

  • Transition into Practice: The Nurse Transition Project (NTP) is a program that has been developed to facilitate the recruitment of new graduates’ orientation and on boarding of newly hired Registered Nurses.  The program provides for didactic and clinical orientation within a model of social support in order to assist newly hired nurses in their transition to their roles and responsibilities and to the Hospital. 
  • In-Service Education:  Ongoing educational programs are offered related to nursing staff members’ roles, policies and procedures, utilization of equipment and resources
  • Continuing Education:  The CEPD provides courses to enhance nursing staff members’ previously acquired knowledge and skill, thereby adding to what staff members already know.  Nyack Hospital’s CEPD is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA), an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.   As a NYSNA Council of Continuing Education-approved provider of continuing education, The CEPD assures appropriate standards of continuing education as set by the American Nurses’ Association.