News | February 2, 2017

NCSBN Launches Transition To Practice Online e-Learning Program

Chicago (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) - The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) has launched a new Transition to Practice® (TTP) online e-learning program for newly licensed nurses. The program reviews and discusses important concepts integral to patient safety and critical thinking helping new graduates understand how to apply nursing knowledge, learn new skills and think critically as they transition from newly licensed nurses to confident professionals.

Based on NCSBN's Transition to Practice multisite, randomized and controlled study that found that transition programs increase new nurse competence, satisfaction and retention and decrease stress and self-reported errors, the program includes courses for both new graduate nurses and preceptors. Course content is evidence-based and highly interactive, aimed at strengthening core competencies.

“These courses are ideal for institutions with limited resources for onboarding new nurses and are an excellent guide for students during their capstone courses,” comments, Nancy Spector, PhD, RN, FAAN, director, NCSBN Regulatory Innovations and principal investigator of the Transition to Practice study.

The program's five courses can be purchased, separately or as a package, through the NCSBN Learning Extension website (www.learningext.com). A separate course for preceptors is also available. All courses offer continuing education credits. Certificates will be available to print once a passing score is achieved.

The new graduate courses are:

  • Course 1: Communication & Teamwork
    Provide safer and more effective care through situational awareness and using positive workplace behaviors.
    4.0 Contact Hours | included in series for $150 or $40 for individual registration
  • Course 2: Patient- & Family-centered Care
    Understand how to empower your patients and include them as integral members of the health care team.
    4.0 Contact Hours | included in series for $150 or $40 for individual registration
  • Course 3: Evidence-based Practice
    Engage intellectual curiosity within the context of a health care team in order to achieve improved outcomes.
    4.0 Contact Hours | included in series for $150 or $40 for individual registration
  • Course 4: Quality Improvement
    Embrace change and participate in processes that continuously improve the outcomes of care.
    4.0 Contact Hours | included in series for $150 or $40 for individual registration
  • Course 5: Informatics
    Empower patients with new technologies that allow vital information to flow between the patient and health care team.
    4.0 Contact Hours | included in series for $150 or $40 for individual registration

Course for Preceptors:

Helping New Nurses Transition to Practice
Foster the growth of new graduate nurses by embracing the roles of teacher, coach and protector.
2.0 Contact Hours | $30 for individual registration (not included in series)

About NCSBN
Founded March 15, 1978, as an independent not-for-profit organization, NCSBN was created to lessen the burdens of state governments and bring together boards of nursing (BONs) to act and counsel together on matters of common interest. NCSBN’s membership is comprised of the BONs in the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and four U.S. territories — American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands and the Virgin Islands. There are also 27 associate members that are either nursing regulatory bodies or empowered regulatory authorities from other countries or territories.

NCSBN Member Boards protect the public by ensuring that safe and competent nursing care is provided by licensed nurses. These BONs regulate more than 4.5 million licensed nurses.

Mission: NCSBN provides education, service and research through collaborative leadership to promote evidence-based regulatory excellence for patient safety and public protection.

The statements and opinions expressed are those of NCSBN and not the individual member state or territorial boards of nursing.

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SOURCE: The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN)