Recent Activities

Role of the Nursing Professional Development Specialist: Enhancing Our Practice

The role of Nursing Professional Development is undergoing a transformation! This program was to reconnect, engage, and enlighten educators regarding the revised Scope and Standards of Practice published by ANPD in 2016. The focus was on how to utilize a number of tools for assessment, evaluation, performance improvement and outcomes, leveraging understanding of Human Performance Technology. The importance of belonging to a Professional Specialty Organization was discussed, along with emphasizing the importance of being connected to the specialty of professional development. Additionally, participants were offered ideas for aligning their practice with the current standards. Our presenter was Martin Manno, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, NEA-BC. This program took place at Deborah Heart and Lung Center in Browns Mills, NJ on December 8, 2017. Participants were awarded 4.25 contact hours.

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2017 ANPD Annual Convention

SHET Board Members in attendance at the 2017 ANPD Annual Convention in Pittsburgh, PA.

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Legal Aspects and Ethical Considerations for the Nurse Educator

On November 4, 2016, Al Rundio, PhD, RN was our presenter (back due to overwhelming demand) to discuss current legal issues for nurse educators. This program is the result of a collaboration with CNJNE, and was held at the Overlook Medical Center in Summit, NJ. Participants were awarded 6 contact hours and 93 people attended. The program was favorably received, with comments indicating a recognition of the importance of documenting education and competency activities more diligently, along with realizing the need for additional malpractice coverage when in an educator role.

2016 ANPD Annual Convention

SHET Board Members in attendance at the 2016 ANPD Annual Convention in Pittsburgh, PA. July 18-22, 2016.

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Reclaiming the Art and Science of Caring in Nursing Leadership

Beloved former SHET Board member, Grissel Hernandez, MPH, BSN, RN, HNB-BC was the featured speaker at our program held on July 15, 2016. This program was about caring leadership characteristics, actions and outcomes, and practical strategies and tools to integrate evidence-based leadership and theory-based caring principles in developing caring nurse leaders at ALL levels of an organization. Participants were awarded 4.25 contact hours. The program was held at CentraState Medical Center in Freehold, NJ.

Measuring Educational Outcomes Simplified!

On April 29, 2016, SHET-NJ held a program entitled "Measuring Educational Outcomes, Simplified." This topic was offered to provide new information that will assist educators in meeting ANCC/NJSNA provider unit criteria. CentraState Medical Center hosted the program, and 4.75 contact hours were awarded to participants. Diana Tocko MSN, RN-BC, NE-BC SHET/NJ Mentorship Chair and Director Quality, Clinical Practice and Education Deborah Heart and Lung Center was the speaker. The program was favorably received and participants felt they learned a lot of useful information.

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