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Considerations for Collaborations: International Nursing Continuing Professional Development

      In the January 2022 issue of the Journal of Emergency Nursing, Calder et al
      • Calder S.
      • Tomczyk B.
      • Cussen M.E.
      • et al.
      A framework for standardizing emergency nursing education and training across a regional health care system: programming, planning, and development via international collaboration.
      discuss the development of emergency nursing educational activities within Denmark. Efforts to standardize continuing professional development (CPD) activities will assist in achieving baseline competency in a rapidly changing health care environment, no matter the geographical location. The World Health Organization recently called for an increased expansion of CPD processes.
      World Health Organization
      State of the world's nursing report - 2020.
      Many countries link CPD to academic progressions and nurse credentialing

      Chappell KB, Howard MS, Lundmark V, Ivory C. Credentialing and certification: overview, science, and impact on policy, regulation, and practice. Int Nurs Rev. Published online September 30, 2021. https://doi.org/10.1111/inr.12721

      ; however, there are varying definitions. For example, the Nursing Council of Hong Kong defines CPD as “...any post-registration/post-enrollment educational skill or experience updating which is nursing-specific or health care related with an aim to enrich the nurses’ contribution to quality health care and help them in their pursuit of professional goals,”
      Nursing Council of Hong Kong
      Manual for continuing nursing education system.
      whereas nursing CPD is defined by the American Nurses Credential Center (ANCC) as an educational activity that builds upon the educational or experiential knowledge of a professional registered nurse.
      American Nurses Credentialing Center
      2015 ANCC Primary Accreditation Approver Application Manual.
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      Biography

      Matthew S. Howard, ENA Chapter 137 Rivercity Road Runners, is Director of Scholarship and Leadership Resources, Sigma, Indianapolis, IN. Twitter: @MHowardRN. ORCID identifier: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8749-3471.

      Biography

      Sarah E. Gray, ENA Chapter 134 Indy Roadrunners, is Director of Educational Resources, Global Initiatives, and Marketplace, Sigma, Indianapolis, IN. Twitter: @SarahGrayRN. ORCID identifier: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5314-5797.