Continuing Education

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CONTINUING EDUCATION For RELICENSURE Continuing education Appropriate Methods and Media those planned educational activities intended to build upon the educational and experiential bases of the professional nurse for the enhancement of practice, education, administration, research or theory development to the end of improving the health of the public.

To change from inactive to active status, the licensee must submit proof of 30 contact hours of continuing education taken within the past two years. Renewing a Lapsed License The delinquent renewal fee and proof of completion of 30 hours of continuing education are required in order to renew to active status. If a license remains lapsed for more than 8 years and the licensee does not have a current, active license in another state, the licensee will be required to retake and pass the licensing examination to be reinstated. Required CPE Credit Units during the first two years immediately following initial licensure (after taking the national licensing examination). The licensee is requesting inactive status for the license The licensee can show evidence, satisfactory to the Board that: he/she has been employed overseas for a period of one (1) year or more, or a resident overseas for a period of one (1) year or more and currently employed; or he/she has had hardship of one or more years' duration, if: there is a total physical disability for one (1) year or more and verification of readiness or ability to return to work; or there is a total disability of a member of the immediate family for whom the licensee has total responsibility for one (1) year or more Renewing a License in Inactive Status for registered and licensed professionals with baccalaureate degree - (60) credit units for three (3) years. for registered and licensed professionals without baccalaureate degrees - (30) credits for three (3) years. One credit hour of CPE program, activity or source shall be equivalent to one (1) credit unit. In the Philippines, continuing education encompasses both continuing professional education, which is primarily the responsibility of the: Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) Commission on Higher Education (CHED)

Nurses have the choice of obtaining CE credit offered in the following formats: seminars, institutes, conferences, symposiums, workshop, home study, teleconferences, clinical practicums and self-directed learning projects.

Exemption for Continuing Education

Appropriate Subject Matter

related to the scientific knowledge for the practice of nursing include basic and advanced courses in the physical, social and behavioral sciences, as well as advanced nursing in general or specialty areas. be related to direct and/or indirect patient/client care,

Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA). Programs, Activities and Sources for Accreditation and Equivalent Credit Units Seminars/Conventions- participant, resource speaker Academic Preparation- Doctoral degrees, Master s degree, Fellowship, Residency/externship Self-directed learning package Authorship- peer reviewer Inventions Post-graduate/I-service training

The following advanced practice certificates require additional renewal fees: Clinical Nurse Specialist Nurse Anesthetist Nurse-Midwife Nurse-Midwife Furnishing Nurse Practitioner Furnishing

MODIFICATIONS MADE TO Resolution 2004-179 Series of 2004 which brought the new resolution Resolution No. 2008-466 Series of 2008

ARTICLE I: CPE DEFINITION, OBJECTIVES, NATURES AND RATIONALE Section 2. Objectives. (Addition of objective) 4. To comply with the professional s continuing ethical requirements Section 3. Nature. (The word voluntary was removed ): The CPE programs consist of properly planned and structured activities ,the implementation of which requires the participation of a determined group of professionals to meet the requirements of voluntary maintaining and improving the occupational standards and ethics of the professionals

Nurse Practitioner, Public Health Nurse, and/or Psychiatric Mental/Health Nurse certificates are automatically renewed in conjunction with the RN license. No additional fees are required. Continuing education is not required for renewal of advanced practice certificates. Educational Effectiveness of CE

Aside from higher institutions of learning, continuing education program maybe offered by: - National Professional Nursing Associations PNA and ANSAP - Professional Organizations representing Nursing Specialties CCNAP, OHNAP, ORNAP, Psychiatric Nursing Specialists - Health Agencies with specialties- Phil. Heart Center, Lung Center of the Philippines, National Kidney Institute, St. Luke s Medical Center

Evaluation is gathering, analyzing and interpreting indications of how well an instructional product or system performs. Evaluation includes measuring the impact on the learner and where possible, on the organization and on the health care.

Section 4. Rationale. (The word voluntary was removed) Voluntary compliance with the CPE program is deemed a moral obligation of each professional and within the context of the concerned profession s code of ethics and is considered a necessary, effective and credible means of ensuring competence, integrity and global competitiveness of the professional in order to allow him/her to continue the practice of his/her profession.


CPE COUNCILS, CREATION, COMPOSITION, TERMS OF OFFICE, FUNCTIONS and MEETINGS Section 7. Terms of Office: (addition): The term of office of the chairperson of each Council shall be co-terminus with his/her incumbency in the PRC or determined by his/her capacity to fully discharge such functions. Should a change be required by the PRB before the end of the Council Chairperson s incumbency, the necessary replacement shall be nominated/named by the simple majority of the PRB and thereafter appointed by the Commission in accordance with due process

providers and their respective programs and credit units (CUs) earned by each registered and licensed professional who avail of the CPE programs and related functions. For this purpose, the APO may create a counterpart CPE Council known as the APO CPE Council (APO CPEC) and may ask for reimbursement of reasonable processing and record keeping fees directly from applicants apart from the accreditation fee that such applicants pay directly to the Commission through. The APO CPEC shall keep separate book of accounts of its expenses and the amount collected from applicants and make a monthly report thereof to the Commission through the PRB. Any excess collection shall be used exclusively as working capital of the APO for CPE activities.

Sanctions: A. Accredited CPE provider Accreditation shall be withdrawn from the CPE Provider who: 1. Is found not complying with the prescribed rules and regulations for CPE, or 2. Has committed substantial deviation from the approved program, or 3. Has submitted false reports, or 4. Has committed such other acts from the Council finds to be in violation on the interest of the program. 5. Commission Employees any employee if the Commission who causes, abets or helps in the renewal of the ID card/license of a registered professional without complying with CPE requirements shall be considered to have violated office and/or civil service rules and regulations and shall be proceeded against administratively, and if found guilty, shall be meted out the penalties provided for by the said laws and rules and regulations.

Section 12. (new section): Budgetary Requirements Direct costs and other expenses of all the councils may be provided for in the annual Commission Budget. * previous- Criteria for Accreditation Article III Criteria for Accreditation of Providers, Programs, Activities or Sources; Equivalent CU; Credit requirements; exemptions and other Matters Section 13. (new section) Involvement of the Accredited Professional Organization (APO): The Council , if the need arises, and upon approval of the Commission, may delegate to the APO the processing of the application, keeping of all records of CPE

ARTICLE III. SECTION 15.13. CPE Programs, Activities and Sources: (addition): Credit Unit (CU) allocation for other CPE activities may be decided upon by the concerned Council. Section 16. CPE Credit Units(addition): Programs and activities conducted by providers which were not pre-accredited may be given credit upon submission of documents relevant to the programs of the APO CPEC and upon approval of the Council.

Section 19. Sanctions (new section):

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