New CPC Resource on Credentialing Research in Nursing
The Institute of Medicine has
made available a prepublication summary of a recent workshop on the Future
Directions of Credentialing Research in Nursing. The workshop, which took
place in September 2014, was sponsored by 20 different organizations, including
the NBCRNA. The field of nursing is changing in response to changes in health
care services and this affects research strategies. This summary publication
explores many of the factors that impact how these research strategies are
planned and implemented in an increasingly complex health care landscape. The
workshop summary report can be accessed through the Institute of Medicine website.
Recent Modifications to the CPC Program
The most recent
modifications to the CPC Program, approved by the NBCRNA Board in the fall of
2014, deal with the start date and core modules. The start date for the CPC Program has been
moved to August 1, 2016. The CPC Core
Modules will be voluntary for the first 4-year cycle. In addition to these revisions, the NBCRNA
will explore additional options beyond taking a CPC Core module for individuals who do
not meet the performance standard of the “low stakes” CPC Examination during
the 2020-2024 CPC cycle.
Core Module Recognition Fee
The NBCRNA will waive the core module recognition fee for those CE vendors who have previously submitted a letter of intent and who submit their core modules to the NBCRNA by March 1, 2015. For more information, contact NBCRNA at CPC@nbcrna.com.
The website has many
documents, videos, tools, FAQs, and other resources to provide a context and
full explanation of the CPC Program. If you can’t find the answer to your
question, contact us at CPC@nbcrna.com or call
toll-free (855) 285-4658.