Certification Beyond the Bedside

Certification Beyond the Bedside 

Release Date: 02/21/2017
Expiration Date: 02/21/2019
Format: Recorded Webinar 

Target Audience

This activity is intended for all certified nurse leaders and nurse managers and those that are considering becoming certified to  develop an effective understanding of the importance of certification in today's health care environment.  

Statement of Need

Certified nursing leaders and managers need a thorough understanding of the impact of certification on themselves, their patients and their health care facilities. 

Educational Outcome

Upon completion of this activity learners should be able to:

  1. Describe one element of certification that is important as a nurse in my field 

This presentation will include information about the following:

  • Analyze the benefits of certification to nurses, patients and organizations

  • Describe the leadership skills required to motive yourself and others towards certification and recertification

  • Evaluate barriers to certification and methods to overcome those challenges

Accreditation Statement

Walden University is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Centers Commission on Accreditation.

Credit Designation Statement

Walden University designates this enduring material for a maximum of  1.0 contact hours.

Obtaining Contact Hours for this presentation:

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Faculty and Disclosures

The planners and presenters of this nursing educational activity disclose that there are  no relevant financial relationships (those held by the planner or significant other, currently or within the last 12 months) with commercial interests. Accredited providers are required to provide this information to learners before the start of an activity.

The following is a list of the planners and faculty, along with any information they have disclosed regarding their relevant financial relationships.

Planners and Presenters:

Dr Debra Sullivan, PhD, MSN, RN, CNE, COI -No disclosures

Deborah Weatherspoon, PhD, MSN, RN, CRNA -No disclosures


Dr Hazel A Dennison  -No disclosures


All information contained within this activity is intended for educational purposes only. Nurses and other health care professionals are encouraged to consult other sources and confirm the information contained in this site. No single reference or service can take the place of medical training, education and experience. This web site does not define a standard of care, nor is it intended to dictate an exclusive course of management. This information should not substitute for a visit or consultation with a health care provider.

Technical Requirements

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