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POLICY ON CONTINUING NURSING EDUCATION (CNE)

Continuing Nursing Education is vital to all the nurses to develop their knowledge and skills to work in a fast growing health care industry with advanced technology. Nursing is the backbone of health care system and the nurses are expected to render high quality patient care. The medical fraternity depends on the nurses to deliver quality patient care. Evidence Based Nursing Practice is mostly preferred in all the hospitals. The standards of nursing care in the past may not be the same today so it is important for nurses to make an effort to update innovative approaches in nursing practice. As per the INC regulations, the renewal of registration of Nurses have to be done once in five years having 150 credit hours which forces the Nursing Personnel to attend educational/ training program. The Nursing Council also play a major role to encourage the School/ College to conduct CNE program for the nurses to keep abreast the changes taking place in Medical and Nursing field.

AIM

To provide Continuing Nursing Education to nurses working in various hospital and institutions to render quality nursing care and education.

Objectives:

1. To set and maintain standards of education, training and practice.

2. To equip the nurses, midwives and health educators with up-to-date knowledge and skills.

3. To uphold the standards of professional code of ethics to ensure that nurses and midwives are having safe practice.

4. To encourage hospitals/schools/colleges of nursing to conduct regular CNE for the development of the profession.

5. To provide mandatory guidance and additional advice to people designing and developing education programs.

GUIDELINES:

1. Nagaland Nursing Council will renew the registration for all Registered Nurse‟s/ Midwife‟s/ANM‟s/LHV‟s based on the Credit hours.

2. The mandatory hours are 150 for five years. All RNRM/RANM/RLHV must participate in a professional CNE program and earn 30 CNE credits or 150 CNE hours for every 5 years (minimum of 30 hours per year and a maximum of 60 hours per year).

3. All CNE programs shall be approved by the Council. *This is a mandatory requirement for renewal of registration and license of nurses and midwives every five years.

Organizations/Institutions/Agencies competent or authorized to conduct CNE programs Following is the list of Organizations/Institutions which are authorized to conduct CNE:

1. Registered professional associations/Society-State/National (e.g., Trained Nurses Association of India, Psychiatric Nurses‟ Association, Critical Care Nurses‟ Association etc.,).

2. Central/State Government nursing educational institutions (colleges/schools).

3. Autonomous institutions/INIs (Institution of National Importance) & INEs (Institute of Nursing Excellence).

4. Nursing educational institutions found suitable by the Council.

5. Central/ State government hospitals/training centers under Ministry of Health & Family Welfare/ Armed Forces Medical Services hospitals.

6. Multispecialty hospitals that run medical college or DNB (Diplomate of National Board) program.

7. Government (State/Central)/UGC recognized university included in Schedule 2 of the Act.

8. All nursing examination boards included in Schedule 1 of the Act.

9. Any other private/corporate hospital/organization/association/agency associated with healthcare not mentioned in the above list, will seek prior approval from the Council.

Academic activities to be accredited for CNE

1. Participation at conference/workshop/seminar/symposium etc.,

2. Participation at clinical skill update workshops (Individual hands on experience e.g., BCLS- Basic Cardiac Life Support/ACLS- Advance Cardiac Life Support)

3. Speaker/oral or poster presenter at conference, workshop, seminar, symposium etc.

4. Participation at CNE/scientific session as part of official meetings of professional association/organization.

5. Chairperson/Moderator of a scientific/plenary session at a State/National/International conference/workshop/seminar/symposium.

6. Organizing Secretary/Chairperson of State/National/International conference/ workshop/ seminar/symposium/scientific committee.

7. Publication in indexed State/National/International journal as author or co-author (original article, case report, book review).

8. Authorship of a text book (author/co-author).

9. Authorship in a chapter of a book.

10. Authorship in revising a book written by professional organizations/associations (author/co-author).

11. Chief-editor of an indexed journal (excluding ex-officio).

12. Executive/Contributory editor of an indexed journal.

13. Taking Video-conferencing lectures (scientific and research related e.g., Ph.D. consortium)/Tele-conferencing lectures.

14. Online CNE modules/courses (developing and undergoing).

15. Pursuing higher studies- Ph.D./Postgraduate/Post Basic B.Sc./Post Basic Diploma/Nurse Practitioner Programs recognized by Council (One year and above).

16. Short term training courses (3-6 months).

Guidelines for awarding credits and hours (Are awarded on the basis of the quality of scientific content and speaker/resource people)

1. Academic activity:

One credit = 5 hours 30 credits = 150 hours/5 years

2. Higher studies:

30 credits = 150 hours

3. Academic activity (Short term courses):

30 credits is the requirement (hours/credit may be different for each course) ACADEMIC ACTIVITY FOR CREDIT POINTS AS PER INC GUIDELINES

1. Participation in conference/ workshop/ seminar/ symposium

One day CNE = 5 hours = 1 credit × number of days Minimum 5 hours of scientific deliberation (Maximum hours- 30 hours)

2. Participation at clinical skill update workshops (Individual hands on experience)

One day = 10 hours = 2 credits × number of days (Maximum hours that can be awarded is 30 hours)

3. Speaker/Oral paper or poster presenter at conference/workshop/seminar/ symposium

10 hours = 2 credits (The hours are awarded only once for the same topic of presentation)

4. Participation at CNE/scientific session as part of official meetings of professional association/organization

One day CNE = 5 hours = 1 credit (Minimum 5 hours of scientific deliberation)

5. Chairperson/Moderator of a scientific session/ plenary session at conference/ workshop /seminar/symposium

5Hours = 1 credit/session (Maximum 2 credits /day)

6. Organizing Secretary/Chairperson of a conference/workshop/seminar/ symposium/scientific committee

10 hours = 2 credits/conference or workshop or seminar or symposium

7. Publication in indexed State/National/ International journal as author or co-author (Original article, case report, book review) - 3rd author onwards

Original article/ case report – 10 hours = 2 credits Book review – 5 hours = 1 credit

8. Authorship of a text book (author/co-author)- 3rd author onwards

25 hours = 5 credits (5 hours = 1 credit)

9. Authorship in a chapter of a book (author/co-author)- 3 rd author onwards

10 hours = 2 credits (5 hours = 1 credit)

10. Authorship in revising a book (written by professional organizations/associations (author/ co-author)- 3rd author onwards

10 hours = 2 credits (5 hours = 1 credit)

11. Chief editor of an indexed journal (excluding ex-officio) 10 hours = 2 credits (per issue)

12. Executive/Contributory editor of an indexed journal 5 hours = 1 credit (per issue)

13. Taking Videoconferencing lectures (scientific and research related e.g. Ph.D. consortium)/ teleconferencing–Virtual training Moderator Organizer Presenter – Minimum 30 minutes Delegates

Per session = 10 hours = 2 credits 2.5 hours (0.5 credit) Maximum 5 hours (1 credit) 5hours (1 credit) Maximum 10 hours (2 credit) 5 hours (1 credit) Maximum 10 hours (2 credit) 2.5 hours (0.5 credit) Maximum 5 hours (1 credit)

14. Online CNE modules/courses (undergoing) Developing online modules

One Module up to 5 hours = 1 credit OR Credits prescribed as per course curriculum (International Standard) One module = 3 credits/15 hours

15. Pursuing higher studies – Ph.D./ Postgraduate/Post Basic B.Sc./Post Basic Diploma/Nurse Practitioner Programs recognized by Council (One year and above)

150 hours = 30 credits a. Online/distance mode without contact sessions –1 year and above diploma nursing program 75 hours = 15 credits (half weightage) b. Online/distance mode with contact sessions (40 hours/week) –1 year and above diploma program 100 hours = 20 credits (25 hours added to „b‟ category for contact sessions) c. Online –1 year and above certificate program 50 hours = 10 credits (25 hours reduced from „c‟ category)

16. Short term training courses in nursing (3-6 months)

30 hours = 6 credits a. Regular 3-6 months courses in nursing/health related = 60 hours = 12 credits Up to 3 months = 15 hours = 3 credits Up to 6 months b. Online 3-6 months certificate courses in nursing/ health related without contact sessions = 30 hours = 6 credits (half weightage) Up to 3 months Up to 6 months c. Online certificate nursing and health related courses with contact sessions Up to 3 months = 40 hours/8 credits Up to 6 months = 55hours/11 credits (25 hours added in place of contact sessions) Note: CNE programs organized by M.Sc. (Nursing) students as an educational requirement shall not be considered for CNE credit hours.

OTHER GUIDELINES FOR CNE ACCREDITATION

1. All Online CNE courses shall be approved by the Council.

2. SNRC will allot the credits as per Council guidelines and monitor the implementation of CNE.

3. Certificate of attendance/participation with the grant of credits is provided by the CNE organizers. CNE providers not listed under authorized CNE providers will have to inform the Council and provide the details of the CNE to get approval and awarding of credits.

4. Certificate of attendance can be forwarded to the SNRC via online.

5. Credit hours will have to be mentioned in the certificate.

6. The individual nurse shall upload the CNE details (supporting documents) in the NRTS. Upon verification by SNRC as per Council guidelines renewal of license can be issued.

7. Every year out of 30 hours of CNE for the Nurses who are involved in direct patient care /direct public health care (PHN, CHO, Staff Nurse, LHV, ANM) shall be given 15 hours. Remaining 15 hours, every year they can either attend a Conference /Workshop /Seminar or write article to journals or take up online CNE modules etc.

8. The individual nurse shall purchase CNE Credit Hours Pass Book from the Council

LIMITATION NUMBER OF DELEGATES IN EACH PROGRAM

S.No.
PROGRAM
SEAT LIMITATION
1
Workshop
40 – 50
2
District Conference/Seminar
100 – 150
3
State Conference/Seminar
150 – 200
4
National Conference/Seminar
200 – 300
5
In House CNE
20 – 25

OBSERVER FOR CNE

1. Nagaland Nursing Council will designate one representative to attend each CNE as an observer to monitor the quality of program.

2. The Observer designated by Nagaland Nursing Council will be treated as “Invited Registered Delegate”.

3. The Observer TA/DA and Accommodation will be borne by the Organizations/Institutions/ Agencies competent or authorized to conduct CNE program.

4. The Observer has to ensure that the CNE is conducted as per the prescribed norms and submit the report to the council within 10 days. Late fine of Rs. 100/- per day will be imposed from the Observer if the report is not submitted to the council within the stipulated time.

5. The Observer should furnish the attendance sheet of the delegates RNRM/RANM number to the Nagaland Nursing Council.

6. The Observer will be awarded credit cerficate by the respective Organizations/Institutions/ Agencies competent or authorized and will be exempted from payment of registration fee.

FEE STRUCTURE

Any Organizations/Institutions/Agencies competent or authorized to conduct CNE programs approved by Continuing Nursing Education Committee of Nagaland Nursing Council must pay the mentioned fee accordingly to Nagaland Nursing Council by demand draft in favour of “THE REGISTRAR, NAGALAND NURSING COUNCIL, KOHIMA” payable at State Bank of India at Main Branch, Kohima.

S.No.
CNE ACCREDITATION PROGRAMME
FEE
1
State Conference/Seminar/Workshop one to two days
Rs. 2,000/-
2
National Conference/Seminar/Workshop one to three days
Rs. 3,000/-
3
International Conference/Seminar/Workshop one to three days
Rs. 5,000/-
4
Workshop or Training Program for more than 3 days and within 10 days
Rs.7,500/-

CONCLUSION

Education and Training is one of the foremost functions of the Nursing Council. The members of the committee are responsible to achieve the objectives. The well framed role can lead the members to function effectively. WARNING:

If any Organizations/Institutions/Agencies competent or authorized not approved by Continuing Nursing Education Committee of Nagaland Nursing Council to conduct CNE programs and found of such act of crediting CNE Accreditation or individual has been found to be availing CNE credit hours by mischief, a disciplinary action will be imposed along with 5 years proscribed of credit hours for CNE programme by Nagaland Nursing Council.

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