Office of Professional Nursing Development

The Office of Professional Nursing Development — University of Florida is approved with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Montana Nurses Association, an accredited approver with distinction by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Mission

The mission of the Office of Professional Nursing Development — University of Florida (OPND-UF) is to be a champion for the advancement of nursing science, nursing education, and clinical practice of professional nurses. This is accomplished by providing high-quality evidence-based educational activities based upon emerging patterns within nursing and healthcare, societal needs, and the identified needs of the registered nurse and advanced practice nurse learners.


Workshops – Conferences – Programs

De-Mystifying NGN Series: Consider Changing Your Mental Model of Teaching -April 27, 2022

The following CE Validation Form and Workshop Evaluation must be completed by Friday, May 6 2022 to receive contact hours:


2022 Nursing Research Summit and Malasanos Lectureship – April 8, 2022

The following CE Validation Form and Workshop Evaluation must be completed by 5 PM EST, April 15, 2022 to receive contact hours:


Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can a CME application be submitted for nursing credit/ contact hours?

No, the process is different for nursing.

  • Can a program planning committee request nursing contact hours after the program has been planned?

The Office of Professional Nursing Development — University of Florida is not a CE Approver. This office cannot award contact hours unless our nurse planner has been involved in the program planning from the onset. The Montana Nurses Association is a CE Approver and can be contacted for such a request.

Contact the OPND

Director: Karen Reed, MSN, DHSc, RN, CNE, CNL, CRRN, Clinical Assistant Professor