Partner With IntelyEdu to Present Continuing Education Conferences for Nursing Professionals
Continuing education conferences can contribute greatly to the professional development of nurses. As an accredited provider of nursing continuing professional development (NCPD) by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC), IntelyEdu can help you increase conference attendance and credibility by being your partner to issue NCPD at your next event.
IntelyEdu is a leader among ANCC-approved CE providers. We’re trusted by healthcare professionals and nursing facilities nationwide. Unlike many accredited CE providers, we don’t charge you a fee for our services. Get started in a few simple steps.
Reminder: All forms, planning documents, references, resumes/CVs, etc. are due at least 60 days prior to the start of your event.
Have additional questions about continuing education conferences for nursing professionals? Contact IntelyEdu@IntelyCare.com at any point during this process. We look forward to working with you!
IntelyEdu NCPD Planning and Development Form for Continuing Education Conferences FAQ
The form states: “Provide a brief description of the problem or opportunity for improvement this activity is designed to address for your learners.” What does this mean?
This can be a one-sentence response that includes what the specific problem or opportunity is.
The form states: “Please provide a brief summary of the evidence and the data gathered that validates the need for this activity.” What does this mean?
You must provide a summary that includes your analysis of the data — not just the data sources.
How is the evidence (e.g., data, trends in literature) informing you that a professional practice gap exists for the target audience?
What data supports the need for this educational activity or intervention?
The evidence statement should include the analysis of the data, not just the data sources. Note: The ANCC will not accept a simple statement that there is a “need” or a “request” for the activity.
Examples of types of evidence to support the need for the activity:
Survey data from target audience, subject matter experts, etc.
Input from learners, managers, or subject matter experts
Evidence from quality studies and/or performance improvement activities to identify opportunities for improvement
Evaluation data from previous education activities
Trends in literature
The form states: “What type of educational need will this educational activity address? Select ALL that apply.” What does this mean?
The underlying educational need should align with the educational activity. This can be a simple one-word response of knowledge, skill, or practice, but should be supported by the education need and the desired learning outcomes.
Knowledge: Addresses education needs of knowledge deficit or information the learners do not know
Skill: Addresses learners' education needs due to not knowing how to complete a task
Practice: Addresses learners' education needs due to not knowing how to implement in practice
The form states: “Provide SMART learning outcome statement(s).” What does this mean?
SMART stands for Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time-bound. The learning outcome statement needs to be written in measurable terms and should include the outcome and the metric that the outcome is measured by. The learning outcome must be tied to the underlying educational need. If the underlying need is knowledge, the outcome should be related to measuring a change in the learner’s knowledge, etc. TIP: There are resources available to help you write a SMART goal.
The form states: “Description of the evidence-based content including the supporting references or resources for the educational activity.” What does this mean?
The description of the evidence-based content can be presented in various formats, such as an educational planning table, an outline format, an abstract, an itemized agenda, or a narrative response.
References: The supporting references should include the best available evidence that appropriately supports the outcome of the educational activity. ANCC best practice is for references and resources that have been developed and/or published within the last five to seven years. Please use APA Format for reference list.
TIP: For continuing education conferences, an abstract can include a description of how the overall content facilitates learner achievement of the expected outcome for the conference. Detailed information about sessions, and individual session outcomes, are not required.
Does IntelyEdu provide ANCC Continuing Nurse Education (CNE) or Continuing Education (CE) hours for continuing education conferences?
The ANCC no longer awards CNE or CE hours. They have replaced these types of credits with Nursing Continuing Professional Development (NCPD) contact hours. As an ANCC-accredited provider of nursing education, IntelyEdu provides NCPD contact hour(s).
When is the IntelyEdu NCPD Planning and Development form due?
The form is due 60 days prior to the start of continuing education conferences. This allows IntelyEdu to review the material to ensure compliance with ANCC guidelines and to work with your organization if there are any questions or concerns.
Does an IntelyEdu NCPD Planning and Development form get filled out for the entire conference or for each individual session/activity?
An IntelyEdu NCPD Planning and Development form must be completed for each conference session or educational activity in which contact hours are being requested. So if your conference has five sessions, you will need to complete five individual forms (one for each of the five sessions).
What if I have difficulty answering a question on the IntelyEdu NCPD Planning and Development form?
If you need any further assistance, please don’t hesitate to contact IntelyEdu at IntelyEdu@IntelyCare.com. Be sure to add your conference name in the subject line. Thanks!