- The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing
- September 2012 - Volume 43 · Issue 9: 389-390
The fundamental intent of continuing nursing education is to improve the professional practice of nursing and the care provided to patients. Using a thoughtful process for developing a purpose and objectives for an activity and identifying the desired outcome(s) helps to ensure that the learning activity will be valuable for learners and achieve desired results.
Dr. Dickerson is Director of Continuing Education, Montana Nurses Association, Helena, Montana. Ms. Chappell is Director of Accreditation, American Nurses Credentialing Center, Silver Spring, Maryland.
The authors have disclosed no potential conflicts of interest, financial or otherwise.
Dr. DeSilets and Dr. Dickerson are both commissioners with the ANCC’s Commission on Accreditation. Views expressed by them or their guest authors are their own and are not representative of the Commission except as specifically noted.