First Continuing Nursing Education course starts April 19
South Texas College and its Nursing and Allied Health campus will soon offer specialized Continuing Education Units for Continuing Nursing Education-specific training. It will be available for nurses and nursing educators throughout the region.
The first session, “Nursing Leadership,” takes place April 19 at the NAH campus in McAllen at 1 p.m. Its next session, “Nursing Curriculum,” will begin in May. Subsequent sessions will include “Elderly Care” in the fall followed by “Palliative Care.”
Nurses require at least 10 continuing education credits per year; nursing educators require at least 20.
“Registered Nurses are required to do a certain number of CEU hours every year. Nurse educators are also required to have those hours be in the field they’re working in, which happens to be education,” says STC Vocational Nursing instructor and training organizer Karen Countryman. “The fact that we can provide those hours here to our own large faculty, and even open it up to UTRGV in Edinburg and Brownsville allows a local place for them to come and get the training that is important to them as educators.”
The cost is $40 per session. Those interested in training can contact Karen Countryman at 872-3086 or firstname.lastname@example.org.