The Faculty Development, Continuing Nursing Education and Entrepreneurial Enterprise Department promotes the education, research, and practice service goals of the School of Nursing through continuing education for registered nurses and special projects focused on community needs, and the promotion of faculty practice and service activities. Special projects, funded through corporate sponsorship, provide opportunities for faculty to improve patient/client care, promote professional dialogue between education and service, and demonstrate clinical excellence.
Continuing Education is an integral part of the Faculty Development Program in nursing. The philosophy of the School of Nursing supports the concept of continued learning through a commitment to provide instruction and service for Louisiana nurses. The changing roles and functions of the nurse within the health care system mandate the need for continued education to maintain currency in practice. The Continuing Education Program is accredited as a provider of continuing education in nursing through the American Nurses Credentialing Center. The program is also recognized by the Louisiana State Board of Nursing as an approved provider of nursing continuing education.
RN Refresher Course
RNRP Program Description:
The RNRP is designed to address the learning needs and skills development of the registered nurse (RN) who wishes to return to clinical practice or apply for relicensure. It is a service provided by the Louisiana State University Health New Orleans School of Nursing (LSUHNO-SON).
RNRP is congruent with the philosophy of the LSUHNO School of Nursing. This learning opportunity is a planned and organized experience which will augment knowledge, skills and attitudes in preparation for the learner to return to the practice of nursing. Faculty will act as facilitators in the program and focus in identifying media and content while the learner is responsible for his/her own learning. This means the learner will actively participate in establishing specific goals and learning methods as well as be self-directed in scheduling appointments and adhering to timelines.