Professional Education

Lifelong learning for nurses

One of the ways the University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON) shapes the profession of nursing and the health care environment is our professional education program. The Office of Professional Education designs educational activities for nurses so they may continue their professional development both online and in-person.

The University of Maryland School of Nursing is an accredited provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Commission on Accreditation. The Office of Professional Education administers this accreditation program and works with faculty members to provide learning activities that meet ANCC standards, and provide relevant, effective, and stimulating learning activities. 

Nurses who complete the stated requirements of an online education activity are eligible to receive continuing education (CE) credit. Each learning activity includes details on the process and fee for requesting CE for that particular item.

For more information on creating a professional education program for your organization, call 410-706-3767 or email

Nurse Preceptor Online Education Module

Essential Competencies of Preceptors: A Focus on Working with Nursing Students

This online education module is designed to increase the number and preparation of clinical RN preceptors available to nursing students from all pre-licensure RN programs in Maryland. The program is self-paced, interactive, and student-centered. It also includes teaching-learning strategies.

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