HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., Nov. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As the Ebola outbreak continues to cause concern, Nurse.com and the Johnson & Johnson Campaign for Nursing's Future have launched a new initiative to educate nurses across the U.S. about the disease. An educational grant provided by Johnson & Johnson to Nurse.com — a leading provider of continuing education for nurses — provides a comprehensive digital learning experience for nurses about the clinical aspects, screening and special precautions surrounding Ebola. The educational resources are available free of charge to every nurse in America and include a continuing education course, latest news about Ebola and other resources. Nurses can earn up to 3.0 continuing education contact hours for completing the entire activity.
"Nurses are critical to winning the battle against Ebola," said Nurse.com President and CEO Melyni Serpa. "With their shared values of championing the nursing profession, Nurse.com and Johnson & Johnson are dedicated to supporting nurses in their mission to educate the public about the disease and care for patients. This one-of-a-kind learning opportunity offers comprehensive information created specifically for nurses and could not have been made possible without the generous support of the Campaign."
This special learning opportunity is available at Nurse.com/Ebola. Nurses can choose to complete the entire digital continuing education experience, "Ebola: What Nurses Need to Know," worth 3.0 contact hours, or the single continuing education course "Ebola Virus Disease: Preparation and Prevention," worth 1.0 contact hour. The offer will be free to nurses beginning Nov. 6. Nurse.com CE activities are accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
"Johnson & Johnson has a long history of caring for frontline health care workers around the world, and as the Ebola crisis becomes more and more urgent, we are deeply engaged in ensuring these men and women are adequately equipped to protect themselves and save the lives of those who are infected with this horrible disease," said Alex Gorsky, Chairman and CEO of Johnson & Johnson. "Nurse.com has been a long-time partner of our Campaign for Nursing's Future, and their extensive reach will ensure nurses have the latest critical information as they work tirelessly to contain this global epidemic."
For more than a decade, the Johnson & Johnson Campaign for Nursing's Future has worked to support the nursing profession. Its longstanding commitment to the health care community has led to several partnerships with Nurse.com to educate nurses. For example, when a natural disaster hit Haiti, the Campaign worked with Nurse.com to bring the necessary knowledge to nurses who wanted to respond to the disaster.
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