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Joint-providing an ANPD Certification Preparation Course

Key Documents:

The Nursing Professional Development Certification Preparation Course is a two-day course designed to prepare nurses to take the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) generalist certification examination in nursing professional development. It includes an extensive review of foundations of practice, the educational process, managing educational activities, roles and skills of the NPD specialists and test taking skills, including a practice exam. The course is also a great introduction to the nursing professional development curriculum.

Joint-provider responsibilities:

  • Payment of joint-provider fee
  • Arrange for a facility in which to hold the  2-day course
  • Determine registration fees
  • Develop a promotion flyer and submit to ANPD for approval (template provided)
  • Distribute promotional flyer after ANPD approval 
  • Arrange food and beverage (optional)
  • Manage all aspects of attendee registration 
  • Collaborate with ANPD faculty to arrange lodging and local transportation
  • Provide copies of the course materials to participants upon receipt of master files from the ANPD National Office
  • On-site coordination for the course including daily sign-in
  • Direct participants to evaluation survey link where they will obtain their CNE
  • Provide to following within three days of the course: participants names, email address, mailing address 

ANPD responsibilities:

  • Determination of the educational objectives and content 
  • Selection of the content specialist planner and faculty
  • Selection and coordination of the faculty schedule and payment
  • Provide master materials for duplication
  • Awarding of contact hours
  • Record keeping
  • Evaluation of each course
  • Management of sponsorship or commercial support
  • Advertise the course in every available issue of TrendLines
  • Post the course dates on the ANPD website within the ANPD Calendar
  • Provide a mailing list for members in the sponsor's geographic area 

ANPD selects faculty from a roster of available faculty and any host requests for specific faculty may not be honored to allow for all faculty to teach the course each year.

To schedule an ANPD Certification Review Course, complete the application form. Once the course has been approved, faculty selected, and the sponsors and ANPD have agreed upon dates, ANPD will send you a contract and joint-provider agreement, and invoice. 

    If you have additional questions about hosting a Certification Preparation Course, please contact the ANPD National Office at 312-321-5135.

    What are Attendees Saying About ANPD's Cert Prep Course? 

     "Loved the course and it reminded me of the unique specialty that we are. Thank you for re-motivating an over 25-year veteran of Nursing Professional Development Specialist!!!"

    "It was great! The course provided validation of my current knowledge and gave direction for my studies. I loved being able to network with other Colorado educators, plus meet one of NPD's national speakers."

    "The course was excellent. I am on my way to preparing and taking the exam. The course instructor was engaging, knew the material well, and had a terrific sense of humor. I was very encouraged and energized when the course completed. I returned to my job with a new vision and new objectives."

    "It was wonderful for me in this new role. I was not getting the information I needed on my own. This course really brought it all together and helped make sense of the world of professional development in healthcare. Thank you so much."

    "Great course! Would highly recommend."

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