Getting Started in Nursing Professional Development

Getting Started in Nursing Professional Development: Focus on Facilitating Learning

This six-week program begins April 15, 2024.

Let Hilary Clements, MSN-Ed, RN, NPD-BC, help you orient your NPD hires by increasing their confidence and skills needed to succeed in their new role!

$399 for course

Group rate: $350 per participant is available for three or more participants from the same organization. Please email us prior to registration for more information.

IU Health employees: Email us prior to registration for discount information.

Limited seats are available! Advance registration is required, and registration for this course is limited to 20 participants.

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Course Format

Make a confident transition from clinician or faculty member into a role in nursing professional development (NPD). In this facilitated online course presented in the NPD framework, you will discover concepts, strategies, and practical tools that work in all clinical disciplines.

This is a six-week asynchronous online course, but you will need to meet virtually for intermittent group meetings. You must have all the coursework completed by the course end date.

At the completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe multiple techniques for assessing learning needs of staff members
  • Construct an effective plan to meet learning needs of staff members
  • Identify issues and strategies in implementing learning activities in a clinical setting
  • Create a sound approach to evaluating staff learning, considering process, content, and outcome evaluation

You must complete all required assignments by the course end date and the course evaluation to receive a contact hour record. Successful completion of this course counts towards the required continuing education hours in nursing professional development. 

The American Nurses Credentialing Center has a complete list of criteria.

Contact Hours and Disclosures

11.5 continuing nursing education contact hours.

Successful Completion of the Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) Activity
In order to receive contact hours for the CNE activity, you must complete all required activities and complete the online course evaluation at the end of the course period.

Conflicts of Interest
A conflict of interest occurs when an individual has an opportunity to influence educational content about healthcare products or services of a commercial company with which they have a financial relationship. None of the planners, presenters, or faculty disclosed a conflict of interest related to this activity.

Commercial Support
Commercial support is financial or in-kind contributions given by a commercial interest that are used to pay for all or part of the costs of a CNE activity. No commercial support has been received for this activity. The absence of commercial bias will be evaluated in the institute evaluation survey.

About the Instructor

Hilary Clements, MSN-Ed, RN, NPD-BC

Hilary is the Director of Nursing Professional Development (NPD) at Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health in Indianapolis and adjunct faculty for Indiana University School of Nursing. She has been a nurse for 16 years with a rather eclectic background. Hilary’s clinical experience includes overseas nursing as a civilian contractor for the US Army, adult intensive and progressive care, and pediatric med-surg.

She began her NPD career 6.5 years ago, as a generalist with coverage in the Pediatric Cancer and Blood Disorders Center at Riley Hospital. As an NPD Specialist, Hilary served in a centralized role providing NPD coverage to the Riley Quality and Safety department, NPD department, Associate Administrators, and Nursing Practice. Hilary is board certified in Nursing Professional Development and is a graduate of the Association for Nursing Professional Development Leadership Academy. Hilary is an active member of ANPD, serving on the convention planning committee for the past two years and serving as a mentor for the Leadership Academy. She has served as a board member for the Indiana affiliate for ANPD, IANPD, as the former President and Secretary/Treasurer. Hilary is a passionate advocate for the NPD specialty and its impact related to patient outcomes, nurse retention and engagement, and the nursing profession as a whole.