Idaho State University School of Nursing Office of Professional Development
Improve your practice skills, fulfill license renewal CE requirements, broaden your knowledge base, network in structured learning communities. The Office of Professional Development, School of Nursing, Idaho State University is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
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Transition to Practice
Schools and clinical organizations are expected to provide patients with nurses who provide patient-centered, error free clinical care. Many studies indicate new graduates are not yet ready to practice in rural environments with the skills needed.
Preceptors are clinical instructors, perhaps the most important instructor a nurse ever has. The preceptor translates “book learning” into professional practice. The new graduate learns the professional role and provider practices from the preceptor. Read more →
The Rural Leadership Program guides rural nurse leaders toward their professional and credentialing goals. Workshops and webinars address leadership competencies. Participants select an executive coach to mentor them through the completion of two change-related projects and potential management challenges.
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The Northwest Rural Nurse Residency (NWRNR) provides preceptor education, preceptor testing, teaching materials, and competence validation materials. Our next Preceptor workshop begins in June. Read more →
Rural Nurse Facts
Traditional authors defined rural nursing as a nurse who practices in a rural setting. Their work evolved as an extension of the woman’s role in the community. As time passed, the needs of the population differentiated rural patient and nurse roles. Read more →
Courses & Webinars
Information about the many courses we offer
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In New Mexico the NM Center for Nursing Excellence coordinates the Rural Nurse Residency (NMRNR) program. The link to the NMRNR is on the right side of the web page. nmnursingexcellence.org