OTTAWA, June 14, 2012 /CNW/ - The Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) is
launching a national online learning network that will enable nurses to
easily update and develop their professional competencies. Powered by
CoursePark, the web-based network will connect nurses all over Canada
to more than 145 accredited continuing education courses, created by
and for nurses. Nearly 300 nurses tuned into a webinar demo of the
learning network last week. The network is now open and accessible and
will be formally launched at CNA's biennial convention in Vancouver,
June 18 to 20.
"Whether it's electronic health records or medication management apps,
we're always looking for ways technology can help deliver safe,
efficient care to Canadians," said CNA president Judith Shamian.
"NurseONE's web-based continuing education program is going to make
staying current and connected easy for nurses, no matter where they are
in the country."
CNA-NurseOne's Learning Network on CoursePark will be available to any
registered nurses, licensed practical nurses and registered psychiatric
nurses in every province and territory, in urban and rural regions.
Nurses can immediately access more than 215 hours' worth of online
educational material covering topics ranging from leadership to
critical care. The network allows users to build a lifelong learning
portfolio and provides them with a central repository for e-learning
courses with discussion boards for sharing what they learn
Emad Rizkalla, president and CEO of Bluedrop said, "It is very
gratifying to be able to provide these valuable courses to nurses in
this country. This is a very important and hard working group of
professionals and I am glad that CoursePark is able to play a role in
helping them to access quality online education on their terms."
Nurses attending CNA's biennial convention can see free demos of the
network at NurseONE's exhibit table. CNA and Canadian Nursing Students'
Association members will receive a 10 per cent discount on the complete
collection of nursing continuing education courses. The learning
network is available in both English and French.
CNA is the national professional voice of registered nurses in Canada. A
federation of 11 provincial and territorial nursing associations and
colleges representing 146,788 registered nurses, CNA advances the
practice and profession of nursing to improve health outcomes and
strengthen Canada's publicly funded, not-for-profit health system.
Bluedrop Performance Learning (TSX-V: BPL) is an innovator in effective
workplace learning for individuals, corporations, the military and the
public sector. Through the development and implementation of pragmatic
learning technologies and content, Bluedrop improves opportunities for
individuals and the overall performance of organizations. CoursePark® (www.coursepark.com) is Bluedrop's cloud-based learning management solution for enterprise and individual learning and contains over 5,000 third
party online courses from the world's leading publishers and the expert
down the street. The CoursePark platform launched in 2011 and is
growing quickly with registered users in 100 countries. It aims to
transform workplace learning globally. Bluedrop is also a recognized
leader in producing mission critical training solutions for defence and
aerospace, and provides custom online courseware, virtual training
devices and virtual reality simulation for international military and
commercial aviation clients. Founded in 1992, Bluedrop has over 120
employees and is headquartered in St. John's, N.L. with five additional
offices in Canada and the US.
SOURCE CANADIAN NURSES ASSOCIATION
For further information:
Kate Headley, External Communications Coordinator
Canadian Nurses Association
Telephone: 613-237-2159, ext. 561