Newswise — No longer just a tool for free education on health-related topics, the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing’s (JHUSON) MOOCs are now presenting some additional bangs for just a few bucks.
One of the first Universities to do so, the JHUSON is offering Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) credits, at only a small cost, for those enrolled in its newest Coursera MOOCs, “Global Tuberculosis (TB) Clinical Management and Research” and “Care of Elders with Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Major Neurocognitive Disorders.” CNE, through which nurses enhance their practice, education, and research, provides an opportunity for not only lifelong learning, but also professional development in pursuit of career goals.
It takes only a few quick steps to sign up for the CNE. While registering for the MOOC on TB, beginning September 30, or the MOOC on dementia, October 14, participants choose “Enroll in Signature Track.” At the cost of $39, participants receive an electronic “Verified Certificate” linking their name to their work and allowing them to share their success with educational institutions, employers, and such. Once enrolled in the Signature Track, students then have the option of registering for CNE contact hours at an additional $60 cost. The total cost—$99.
So what does that mean? Nurses everywhere, in their own homes, will be able to earn required contact hours at an affordable price. Executive Director of Professional Programs David Newton says, “Offering these evidence based continuing education opportunities through Coursera is the natural progression of how JHUSON Professional Programs is delivering nursing and healthcare education worldwide.”
These programs are co-provided by JHUSON and the Institute for Johns Hopkins Nursing (IJHN). IJHN is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Commission on Accreditation. CNE activities are learning activities intended to build upon the educational and experiential bases of the professional RN for the enhancement of practice, education, administration, research, or theory development, to the end of improving the health of the public and RN’s pursuit of their professional goals.
JHUSON CNE Registration