BROOKFIELD, Wis., Aug. 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- OnCourse Learning has earned a four-year full accreditation from the Joint Accreditation for Interprofessional Continuing Education, allowing the company to provide credentialed learning activities to healthcare's three largest professional groups – nurses, physicians and pharmacists.
The special designation encompasses accreditations from three major professional organizations -- the American Nurses Credentialing Center, the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education and the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education -- and demonstrates OnCourse Learning's commitment to having at least 25% of educational activities serve an audience of two or more professions.
"We have developed and enhanced our continuing education activities to bring healthcare professionals together," said Robert Hess, PhD, RN, FAAN, executive vice president, education programs and credentialing, healthcare, for OnCourse Learning. "This team-based approach is the leading edge of learning to help healthcare professionals overcome challenges of caring for patients in an ever-changing, complex healthcare environment."
OnCourse Learning's educational activities represent nearly 20 different healthcare professions, making it the largest provider with the Joint Accreditation designation.
"Our CE content team takes interprofessional needs into consideration when planning and developing courses to ensure we are serving multiple professions," Hess said.
In its report, "Framework for Action on Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice," the World Health Organization highlighted how patients benefit and health outcomes improve when teamwork occurs between various healthcare professionals.
The WHO stated interprofessional education "is a necessary step in preparing a collaborative, practice-ready health workforce that is better prepared to respond to local health needs."
To learn more about OnCourse Learning's continuing education courses, visit our website.
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OnCourse Learning delivers licensure, regulatory and compliance education solutions throughout the nation's leading industries including financial services, healthcare and real estate. Through trusted industry expertise, compliance management and technology solutions, OnCourse Learning focuses on advancing the e-learning environment for individuals and businesses to help to build new careers, empower employees through knowledge and identify efficiencies in corporate training management. OnCourse Learning offers a full suite of educational products including state and federally approved prelicensing and continuing education programs, accredited course content, exam prep tools, publications, e-books, events and a sophisticated and customizable learning management system and course-authoring tool. To learn more, visit OnCourseLearning.com.
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