New course catalog launches for Emory Nursing Experience

Woodruff Health Sciences Center | July 24, 2019

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With the goal of advancing professional nursing expertise on a local and global scale, Emory Nursing Experience (ENE) launches Canvas Catalog, a new online course catalog platform. Formally known as Emory’s Nursing Professional Development Center (ENPDC), ENE  drives the continuous improvement of nursing practice by offering all continuing education courses in one, easily-accessible place.

Nurses can now explore and enroll in an array of evolving options from Ambulatory Care Precepting to the Medical Surgical Certification Review course, as examples. The new catalog offers in person courses and multiple self-paced options that can be completed from any platform, whether you prefer the phone, tablet, or computer. A range of price points are provided, along with varying certifications for those looking for professional development.

Trisha Sheridan DNP, WHNP-BC, SANE-A, SANE-P leads a highlight course, the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Clinical Skills Training. As one of 25 certified forensic nurses in Georgia, Sheridan brings over 15 years of experience in healthcare with almost 10 years as a board certified Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner. She recently held the Director at Large position on the Board of Directors for the International Association of Forensic Nurses (IAFN) and serves as the Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner Program coordinator in the School of Nursing.

The 16-contact hour course provides participants increased skills and confidence in performing medical forensic examination of the adult and adolescent sexual assault patient. “There’s a severe lack of forensic nurses and many do not understand the role and value of forensic nursing,” explains Sheridan. Those enrolled can apply the information learned in the 40-hour SANE course through hands on Sexual Assault Examination training with live models in a realistic setting that will help meet the IAFN’s requirement of demonstrating competency through clinical preceptorship.

Built on the foundation of the ENPDC, ENE poises Emory Nursing as a best practice model for lifelong learning and continuing professional development. This partnership between Emory Healthcare Nursing Education and Emory Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and strives to make it more convenient for nurses around the globe to participate in the Emory education experience online. ENE also offers the opportunity to become a nurse planner for a two year term helping plan, implement, and evaluate CNE activities.

“Emory Nursing Experience is all about bringing the experts to the students, wherever they are,” says Laika Steiger, ENE’s Director of Operations. “Our national accreditation with the ANCC makes it easy to use your contact hours anywhere.”

Both Noreen Bernard EdD, RN, NEA-BC and Carolyn Clevenger RN, DNP, AGCNP-BC, GNP-BC, FAANP lead the ENE initiative that provides quality nursing education (CNE) activities that meet learner needs including conferences, workshops, nursing rounds, etc. “We’re trying to advance professional development though technology and enhanced learning methods to best meet the needs of local, national and international clinicians,” says Bernard.

In addition to the Canvas Catalog platform, ENE also maintains a partnership with the World Continuing Education Alliance, allowing these same courses to be available globally. “The ENE exists to advance professional nursing expertise to deliver evidence-based care to individuals and populations,” mentions Clevenger, “while transforming nursing, health, and systems of health care within the local and global community.”

Explore ENE’s offerings or sign up for a course today at https://emorynursing.pdx.catalog.canvaslms.com.