The Four Cs (Coffee, Collaboration, Contact Hours, Credits)
As nurse educators, we recognize the value and importance of nursing continuing education. Not only does it keep nursing professionals abreast of new technologies but it also ensures they are able to advance in their careers. We also recognize that nurses are extremely busy professionals and attending seminars may seem out of the question with all the additional responsibilities outside of work. To help make your life a little easier we are rolling out a new series of continuing education programs beginning in spring 2014.
The Four Cs (coffee, collaboration, contact hours, credits) simplifies the continuing education process by laying out a two year schedule of seminars and conferences to help you meet your 30 contact hour goal. In 2014, the Four Cs will meet in April, June and August from 6-9PM to discuss timely topics in nursing. A full day forensic conference is schedule for Oct.
April 24, 2014 - Obesity in America
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, "more than one-third of adults and one sixth of children in America are obese". Come and join your colleagues in learning more about this challenging issue in America and what you as a health care provider can do to be a part of the solution. Register now!
June 26, 2014 - Bariatric Surgery and Its Effects on Blood Sugar
This course will provide information related to the national epidemic of diabetes and how obesity contributes to its development. According to the American Association of Diabetes Educators, "Obesity is the most powerful predictor for the development of type 2 diabetes". In this course we will discuss the different types of bariatric surgery used today, the care of those patients, and the effects of bariatric surgery on blood sugars. Is bariatric surgery truly a "cure" for diabetes?
August 28, 2014 - Healthy Living
Healthy living can mean different things to different people. Join us to discuss how to "invest in adopting a healthy lifestyle, based on diet, coupled with regular exercise, will pay healthy dividends for the rest of your life."
October 24, 2014 - The Forensic Experience
Full day, hands-on seminar that takes healthcare practitioners through the forensic process, from examination, interview and evidence collection through courtroom testimony. Additional information will be provided soon. Please save the date.
Continuing Education: Northampton Community College is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Pennsylvania State Nurses Association an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.