SILVER SPRING, MD—The World Continuing Education Alliance (WCEA), a social impact technology company that works in partnership with the International Council of Nurses (ICN), has a partnered with the American Nurses Association (ANA) and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to improve access to quality evidence-based training for nurses in low-and middle income countries using innovative technology solutions.
Through this collaborative partnership, WCEA will distribute ANA -created educational content and resources as part of its ongoing work to increase the professional practice of nursing, while improving patient outcomes, globally. These continuing professional development courses cover a diverse array of topics and issues from using nursing research and evidence-based practice, to preventing compassion fatigue, moral distress, and burnout, and understanding the role of innovation, creativity, and design in nursing. These free courses will be provided via mobile learning platforms that will allow nurses to access the content both on and off-line. The partnership also provides opportunities for ANCC to supply additional course content in the future.
"We are delighted to be partnering with the American Nurses Association. The collaboration with ANA further emphasizes our commitment to deliver quality education and keeping standards" says WCEA Program Director Craig Fitzpatrick.
Fostering continuing professional development and lifelong learning among nurses across all specialties and health care settings as well as socioeconomic backgrounds is key to positively impacting the delivery of quality patient care as well as health outcomes for millions of people around the world. To date, WCEA has delivered more than 3,000,000 educational courses as part of its work to significantly improve access to quality evidence-based education by using technology to develop skills, improve the delivery of patient care, and achieve better health outcomes.
“We are thrilled to support this work,” said ANCC Senior Vice President Kathy Chappell, PhD, RN, FNAP, FAAN. “The content provided for these courses will significantly improve access to high quality, evidence-based, peer-reviewed education for nurses around the world. Nursing expertise is vital to driving positive patient outcomes, so it is imperative that nurses have access to high-quality educational content, especially given their role in the global COVID-19 recovery efforts. This project will change countless lives for the better, and we are proud to be a part of it.”
About the World Continuing Education Alliance
The World Continuing Education Alliance (WCEA) provides global solutions for the licensure and education of professionals in multiple industries. Connecting educators and associations, the WCEA platform ensures an up-to-date and accessible resource of education is available to professionals worldwide.
About the American Nurses Association
The American Nurses Association (ANA) is the premier organization representing the interests of the nation's 4.3 million registered nurses. ANA advances the profession by fostering high standards of nursing practice, promoting a safe and ethical work environment, bolstering the health and wellness of nurses, and advocating on health care issues that affect nurses and the public. ANA is at the forefront of improving the quality of health care for all. For more information, visit www.nursingworld.org. For high-resolution images of the ANA logo or photos of ANA leadership, please click here.
About the American Nurses Credentialing Center
The mission of the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), a subsidiary of the American Nurses Association, is to promote excellence in nursing and healthcare globally through credentialing programs. ANCC's internationally renowned credentialing programs certify and recognize individual nurses in specialty practice areas. ANCC recognizes healthcare organizations that promote nursing excellence and quality patient outcomes while providing safe, positive work environments. In addition, ANCC accredits healthcare organizations that provide and approve continuing nursing education and accredits transition-to-practice programs that prepare nurses for new practice roles. For more information about ANCC, visit us at nursingworld.org/ancc and follow us on Twitter. ANCC is the only nurse credentialing organization to successfully achieve ISO 9001: 2015 certification.