We offer programs that enhance nursing practice through continuing education workshops, symposia and conferences. Our nursing education provides:
Nursing continuing education credit
Evidence-based learning that makes a difference in patient outcomes
High-quality programming at a reasonable cost
Topics essential to nursing practice
Regional conferences and workshops
Through regional conferences, workshops, on-site programming and conference management, we partner with groups, organizations and facilities to conduct nursing continuing education on a wide variety of clinical topics and practice specialties based on learning needs, current research and clinical issues.
Med-Surg, Critical Care certification review
Critical Care transport
Heart and Vascular
Geriatrics best practices
Nurse Refresher Program
The RN Refresher Program has been active since the early 1990s. It provides a means for nurses with inactive licensure for five or more years to reactivate their license with the North Carolina Board of Nursing. It also serves nurses that have been away from the acute care setting for five or more years. It includes a self-directed study that includes 24 modules based on Medical-Surgical Nursing. Once completed successfully, the RN Coordinator coordinates the clinical, which includes 160 hours with a preceptor in the Medical-Surgical area.
Clinical Site Grants and Educational Mobility Grants
One of the chief initiatives of the NC AHEC Program is to support the development of new clinical sites for nursing students. This allows students to get the various types of experiences they need in order to complete their nursing programs. The Schools of Nursing in the GAHEC region apply for specific grant funding to develop these sites.
The Educational Mobility Grants provide funding to Schools of Nursing across the state to expand curriculum to include off-campus nursing degree curriculums typically for RN-BSN programs, however, there are a few RN-MSN programs available. These programs provide flexible opportunities for nurses to return to school in non-traditional means. This impacts the numbers of nurses with higher level degrees across the state. Schools may apply for funding yearly to support the development of these programs.
For more information on developing clinical sites throughout the state in order to facilitate educational efforts of students in North Carolina, visit Clinical Site Grants.
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