This session will focus on the sixth recommendation made in the IOM report, which focuses on ensuring that nurses engage in lifelong learning. Accrediting bodies, schools of nursing, health care organizations, and continuing competency educators from multiple health professions should collaborate to ensure that nurses and nursing students and faculty continue their education and engage in lifelong learning to gain the competencies needed to provide care for diverse populations across the lifespan.
Lifelong Learning: Creating Partnerships to Build a Culture for Professional Growth
Teresa Wehrwein PhD, RN, Associate Dean for Academic and Clinical Affairs Michigan State University College of Nursing
Kathleen Kessler, MSN, RN, Director of Professional Partnerships Michigan State University College of Nursing
Thursday, May 17, 2012 1pm - 2pm ET
The programs we will be discussing are: "Nursing for Life: RN Career Transition Program" and "Leading Toward Tomorrow: Creating a Community of Nurse Leaders" in Michigan.
1. Discuss lifelong learning and strategies to engage nurses.
2. Describe specific programs developed to support career development for practicing nurses.
3. Explore how utilizing partnerships can leverage lifelong learning program development.