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Continuing Education

Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) is designed to improve the professional practice of nursing and to positively impact patient, system, and/or population outcomes.  CNE is defined as “learning activities intended to build upon the educational and experiential bases of the professional RN for the enhancement of practice, education, administration, research, or theory development, to the end of improving the health of the public and RNs’ pursuit of their professional career goals.”  (2015 ANCC Primary Accreditation Provider Application Manual, page 23)

American Nurses Credentialing Center: Accredited Provider with DistinctionThe University of Rochester Center for Nursing Professional Development is accredited with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. 

Additional Information on Contact Hours: American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)

Infection Control Course

All registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, dentists, dental hygienists, optometrists, and podiatrists must complete course work or training appropriate to their practice regarding infection control and barrier precautions, including engineering and work controls to prevent the transmission of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and the hepatitis b virus (HBV) in the course of professional practice, every four years according to Section 6505-b of the Education Law. You must attest to having completed this requirement to the State Education Department on your first licensure/registration application and at every subsequent registration.

All physicians, physician assistants, and specialist assistants must complete course work or training in accordance with Section 239 of the Public Health Law at the time of their initial licensure/registration and every four years thereafter.

The University of Rochester Center for Nursing Professional Development offers the Infection Control training program for $15. Register for the program