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Year in Review: Education

This year, PSNA received reaccreditation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center as an accredited approver and provider of CNE. More than 3,000 members received free online education through the Continuing Education Center, as well as complimentary registration to our annual Legislative Day in Harrisburg. Members also have complete access through Nurse Insider to new and archived copies of PSNA’s peer-reviewed journal, Pennsylvania Nurse. See below for a review of our educational programs and online CNE.



Child Abuse: What You Need to Know

Mandated reporters – as well as those applying for initial licensure – need documented hours of child abuse education approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare. Child Abuse: An Overview for Mandated Reporters is a State-approved online program FREE to PSNA members. In 2016, PSNA provided more than 4,500 health professionals with child abuse education through online and in-person education. If your organization is interested in a face-to-face educational program, contact [email protected]. Meet or renew your child abuse education requirement through PSNA.


Pennsylvania’s Opioid Epidemic

PSNA, in collaboration with other Pennsylvania healthcare organizations, has prepared an online educational series addressing our State’s growing opioid crisis. The four-part online series is available at no cost to members. The series discusses: opioid prescribing; evidence-based guidelines to ensure safety; laws related to Naloxone; guidance on how to administer Naloxone; and the treatment of substance use disorders. Sessions consist of four, 15-minute modules. The evaluation takes you through the Pennsylvania Medical Society as a non-physician member to obtain your certificate. This education will count toward the RN’s 30 hours of CNE per renewal period. Start today.


Delegation: What Nurses Need to Know

Do you know that delegation language does not exist in the Pennsylvania Nurse Practice Act? Therefore, RNs licensed in Pennsylvania may not delegate nursing functions to unlicensed individuals. Yet, RNs delegate on a daily basis without realizing that the Nurse Practice Act is silent on this matter. This act of delegating without authority can jeopardize the RN’s license and/or job. Educate yourself on this important topic – 0.5 CNE awarded. This education is free to PSNA members / $10 non-members.


Mercy Street Video Club

The second season of Mercy Street on PBS begins Sunday, January 22, 2017. PSNA is excited to announce that our Video Club will reconnect on Thursday, January 26. Participants will watch Sunday episodes and join PSNA’s conference call on the following Thursday. CNE is awarded for each week’s episode and conversation. Participants are not required to attend every call. In 2016, more than 25 PSNA members joined the Club as we compared current healthcare practices to those during the Civil War. In the Fall, Club members were invited to meet in Gettysburg for a walking tour and dinner. Look for registration announcements in January. In the meantime, watch previews for Season 2 by clicking here.


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