Philosophy of Continuing Education Cabinet

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  1. Continuing Education in Nursing consists of those learning activities intended to build upon the educational and experiential bases of the professional nurse for the enhancement of practice, education, administration, research, or theory development to the end of improving the health of the public.

  2. The Kentucky Nurses Association believes that participation by the nurse in continuing education activities has a positive effect on nursing care as evidenced by continuous quality improvement.

  3. The Kentucky Nurses Association is committed to continuing education for nurses as one means for maintaining competency, meeting current standards of practice, and promoting excellence in nursing care.

  4. The Kentucky Nurses Association believes that all planners and providers of continuing education for nurses should assess learning needs on an ongoing basis and systematically evaluate the effectiveness of continuing education activities.

  5. The Kentucky Nurses Association recognizes its obligation to respond to request from individual practitioners of nursing, educators, and employers for updating knowledge and skills of nurses in Kentucky.

  6. The Kentucky Nurses Association believes it has the responsibility to contribute to statewide planning of continuing education for nurses.

  7. The Kentucky Nurses Association supports statutes and regulation which require evidence of continuing education a criterion for relicensure of each nurse.