Nurses, your clamor for more affordable and accessible programs in earning Continuing Professional Development (CPD) units will soon be addressed by the newest offering of the Philippine Nurses Association – the PNA Online CPD Platform.
The accredited nursing organization through their Board of Directors and partners launched Sunday, May 13 the PNA Online CPD Platform which will offer courses worth 15 CPD units per year, or an accumulated 45 units every 3 years which is what registered nurses need in order to renew their licenses.
The online program, which will be accessible starting June 1, 2018 is in partnership with the International Council of Nurses (ICN) and approved by Professional Regulatory Board of Nursing (PRBON). ICN has given PNA the sole, exclusive use and distribution of the platform for 3 years.
“PNA Online CPD Platform is envisioned to facilitate nurses’ and other health professionals’ compliance to the CPD Law in renewing their Professional Identification Cards (PIC),” said Dr. Merle Salvani, president of PNA.
“PNA has partnered with International Council of Nurses in providing world-class, evidenced-based materials.”
This project is sponsored by Dr. Carl E. Balita and Dra. Gloria Yang, who generously shared their resources so that the online platform will be made possible.
Dr. Anabelle Borromeo, PhD, MHA, RN, Head of the PNA CPD Program, said that the online platform will be offered to active members of the PNA for a minimal access fee of only P50.00. It will also be available to non-members and other health professionals since the system is designed to cater to the needs of multi-sectoral health professionals.
Since it is online, nurses may access the courses anytime, anywhere using their computers, laptops and mobile devices with internet connection.
Payment for access may be made through Cliqq by 7-Eleven, and PNA is still working out payment modes via Palawan Pawnshop, MLhuiller, and Western Union outlets for professionals abroad.
“Finally, we have the answer to the clamor of our constituents. We were able to stay relevant and be sustainable in this organization,” Borromeo concluded.
Republic Act 10912 or the Continuing Professional Development Act of 2016 mandates each professionals to earn CPD Units through programs that improves their competence in accordance with international standards of practice.
This 2018, nurses are required 15 units for renewal of their license card.
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