Health Care Professionals

Professional Development and Education

With advancements in technology and research, budget constraints, healthcare workforce shortages and other influencing factors, the healthcare system is in a constant state of change.  These fluctuations often influence current and future healthcare practices. The ensuing need for change also affects the role of nursing and how nurses provide care to patients, families and communities.  Maintaining standards of the most current and best practices requires nurses to seek opportunities for professional development in either in a formal or continuing education capacity to minimize risk, maintain competency and promote professionalism within this constantly changing healthcare environment.  

For more information about Professional Development, please visit the following websites: - Clinical Resources

American Nurses Credentialing Center

Education Programs

For information on Education Programs for nurses, such as Schools of Nursing, Colleges or Universities in New York, please visit the following websites:

Accredited Schools Online

Center to Champion Nursing, - Preparation, Training and Roles -

Doctor of Nursing Practice Programs -

Doctors of Nursing Practice DNP - The DNP is available through post-bachelor’s (BSN-to-DNP) and post-master’s (MSN-to-DNP) programs to accommodate both BSN and MSN-prepared RNs and APRNs. It stands as the ultimate terminal practice-focused nursing degree, offering specialty tracks in each of the advanced practice nursing roles and patient population focus areas, and in aggregate/systems/organizational focus areas designed to prepare nurses for careers in public health, administration, healthcare policy, informatics and more -

Future of Nursing-NYS - NYS Diversity and Inclusion in Nursing Tool Kit -

New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA), Nursing Practice - Continuing Education -

Office of the Professions, NYS Education Department - New York State Nursing Programs -