A nurse’s education doesn’t stop at graduation, but continues throughout his or her career. Nyack Hospital’s Center for Education and Professional Development (CEPD) is committed to enhancing nurses’ skills and knowledge by providing both theoretically grounded and clinically focused nursing education programs. These programs facilitate the personal and professional growth of our nursing staff and enable them to deliver safe, compassionate, and excellent patient care. The CEPD focuses on two key elements of the educational continuum:
- Transition into Practice: The Nurse Transition Project (NTP) was developed to give new graduates and recently hired Registered Nurses a thorough orientation to the Hospital and an understanding of their roles and responsibilities. The orientation takes place in clinical and instructor-led settings, and provides an important social support structure that assists nurses’ transition to the Hospital.
- In-Service Education: Ongoing nursing education ensures our nurses continue to provide the best, most efficient care possible. A variety of courses give our nurses the opportunity to learn more about their roles.
- Evidence Based Online Resources: Provides nationally recognized evidence-based online resources such as Nursing Reference Center and CINAHL, in addition to the AACN Essentials of Critical Care Orientation Course.
The CEPD Focuses on offering monthly Nursing Grand Rounds and Continuing Education Programs that enhance the professional development of its staff. Nyack Hospital is an approved provider of continuing education by the New Jersey State Nurses Association (NJSNA), an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission for 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.
Nyack Hospital CEPD is also an approved American Heart Association Training Center and offers monthly provider and renewal courses in Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS).