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Bergen Passaic Nurse Educators

Nursing Professional Development Certification Preparation

Englewood Hospital and Medical Center
350 Engle Street
Englewood, NJ 07631

Thursday, November 1, 2018 at 8:00am ET - Friday, November 2, 2018 at 5:00pm ET
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350 Engle Street, Englewood, NJ 07631


CE Credits

This event offers 16.0 CE credits to attendees.
CE accredited by Association for Nursing Professional Development is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation..


Additional Information

Target Audience

  • Registered nurses preparing for certification in Nursing Professional Development

  • RNs new to the NPD role

  • RNs desiring additional education in the NPD processes

Program Outcome

This program is intended to enable the learner to successfully complete the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) generalist examination in nursing professional development. This course also enables novice NPD practitioners to develop foundational knowledge for the specialty practice.

Instructed by Jo-Ann R. Robinson, DNP, RNC-BC, APN-BC, C-OB

Jo-Ann Robinson is the Administrative System Director of Nursing Professional Development at the Bon Secours Charity Health System, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network, and a part-time professor at Saint Peter’s University’s School of Nursing. She has served in many nursing roles over the last twenty-five years, i.e., Nursing Professional Development Specialist, Manager and Director; Clinical Nurse Manager, Director of Women & Children’s Services; System Director of Professional Practice & Magnet; and Adult Nurse Practitioner. In addition to NPD, she is also certified in Inpatient Obstetrics and as an Adult Nurse Practitioner. Dr. Robinson earned her Doctorate in Nursing Practice from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of NJ where she completed her original research on the relationship between the generation of a nurse and their learning style that was published in the Journal for Nurses in Staff Development.

As well as presenting nationally on various nursing professional development topics, she has been an ANPD Convention Content Planning Committee member and is the 2018 convention chairperson. She has been a chapter author for ANPD’s Core Curriculum for Staff Development (3rd ed.) and authored ANPD’s NPD Quick Guide Series booklet, Educational Design Process: Logistical Planning. She has served as a member of the American Nurses Credentialing Center Fundamentals of Magnet Content Panel and the Watson Caring Science Institute’s Executive Caritas Council. Presently, she is a Board of Director’s Member and the Education Committee Chairperson of the Bergen/Passaic Nurse Educators Organization, an ANPD affiliate. Dr. Robinson was recognized by ANPD for nursing excellence in the area of Professional Development Leadership. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau and Phi Lambda Theta, the International Honor Society in Education.