|Philosophy of the Provider Unit|
Philosophy of the Provider Unit of the Institute for Nursing
Registered nurses have an obligation to maintain their practice ability, and to develop professional roles that honor their stewardship to the public. Continuing education is vital to the process. Satisfying the diverse educational needs of the nursing population is facilitated by an ongoing appraisal of the changing role of nursing within the health care delivery system.
According to the Scope and Standards of Practice for Nursing Professional Development (2010), "Professional nurses engage in appropriate professional development opportunities and activities to meet their immediate learning needs as well as those for future career goals. Employers, professional organizations, regulatory groups, and academic institutions can provide the means to assist with the accomplishments of this task."
The Provider Unit of the Institute for Nursing exists in order to promote the professional development of nurse through continuing education and to provide quality continuing education to New Jersey nurses based on identified needs. The current criteria for continuing nursing education of the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation is used for the planning, development, implementation, and evaluation of all Provider Unit continuing education activities.