The UAB School Of Nursing Office of Professional Development provides an infrastructure for the development, implementation, and evaluation of the Professional Development Plan, which includes web-based and other lifelong learning offerings through continuing education. Our goal is to expand the reach of UAB School of Nursing by leading high quality, innovative educational programs that advance health and healthcare through the lifelong learning of nurse leaders and other health professionals both locally and globally by:

  • Offering educational programming, delivered through a variety of mediums, which meets the professional development needs of nurses and others;
  • Developing educational programming that addresses vital health and health care concerns in Alabama, nationally and internationally; and
  • Utilizing the knowledge and expertise of nationally recognized multidisciplinary faculty and alumni in the development and delivery of high-quality, innovative, signature programs.

 


Professional Development Leadership

Photo: Joy Deupree Joy Deupree, PhD, MSN, RN, WHNP-BC
Assistant Professor and Director of Professional Development
deupreej@uab.edu   
205-934-6487

Photo: Becky Wakefield Becky Wakefield
Program Manager II
beckyw@uab.edu
205-996-6585



The UAB School of Nursing offers unique interprofessional opportunities to practicing clinicians through professional development geared toward the most recent developments and discoveries related to diagnosis, treatment and continuing care for acute and chronic illnesses. 

DOT Medical Examiner Review Course - Live in Birmingham 


PhotoThis six-hour, in-person workshop targets nurse practitioners interested in sitting for the Department of Transportation National Registry Medical Examiner Certification Examination. Led by Karen Heaton, PhD, FNP-BC, Associate Professor in UAB School of Nursing, participants who complete the workshop will receive the core curriculum required of all applicants taking the examination.

 

DOT Medical Examiner Review Course - Online Only


PhotoFederal regulations imposed in May 2014 require that all medical certificates issued to interstate truck and bus drivers must come from medical examiners on the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners. The UAB DOT Medical Examiner Certification Review Course uses an online, distance accessible format and consists of 13 modules (12 hours of content) with module quizzes and a final examination. A passing score on the final examination allows the participant to sit for the certification test required by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).

 


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These are the latest interprofessional continuing education offerings based upon society's and academia's needs, providing opportunities to gain just-in-time knowledge to help positively impact where we live, work and practice.

Educator Actions That Save Lives: Active Shooter Survival Guide


PhotoThe FBI reports that since 2009, the number of active shooters has almost tripled from 10 to 27 per year. In addition, college campuses are a common place for this type of incident. This educational program provides you with information you need to understand the principles of a secure teaching and work environment. It also identifies practices that have been shown to increase survival in the event of an active shooter. This program has been designed for educators in collaboration with law enforcement and security experts using the most recent research regarding active shooter violence.

 

Ebola: What Every Health Care Provider Should Know


PhotoThe course covers historical events related to Ebola, its biological classification, epidemiology and current facts, pathogenicity/toxicity, patient presentation, and treatments and supportive care. The goal of the course is for health care providers to understand the pathways for Ebola infection in humans, understand the history of the current outbreak, and how to provide supportive care management for hospitalized patients with Ebola. Content is derived from organizations on the ground in West Africa, and from leading infectious disease scientists in the U.S., and includes information provided by the World Health Organization, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, peer-reviewed journals, and the Health Resources and Services Administration.

  • $25
  • Ongoing; Available today
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This interprofessional series offers professional development opportunities for all levels of nursing educator, from novice to experienced.


Master Teacher


Photo: Master TeacherThe Master Teacher is designed to help nursing faculty who are clinical experts hone their teaching skills in classroom, laboratory, online, and clinical settings. This five-session program is taught in a workshop environment and is supported by online technology. Emphasis is on developing skills that are relevant to the learner’s clinical discipline and directly applicable to their teaching practice.

 

Best Practices in Teaching Workshop


Master Teacher PhotoThis six-hour, in-person workshop is ideal for content experts who are transitioning to an academic or teaching role. It also serves as a resource to experienced teachers interested in obtaining the Certified Nurse Educator credential. Attendees have opportunities to practice a number of teaching skills at the workshop.




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