Tampa — Care2Learn, Inc., the leader in online healthcare CE and compliance training for long-term care professionals, recently joined a select group of qualified educators affiliated with the AALTCN Learning Community to provide continuing education opportunities for long-term caregivers. AALTCN currently offers a highly popular series of printed certification programs for LTC nurses. Working together, Care2Learn will convert these successful programs into interactive and easy-to-use online programs.
AALTCN members as well as Care2Learn users will enjoy access to several multi-course certification programs built by Care2Learn’s expert instructional designers and course developers. The first certificate program is expected to roll out late spring 2011, with the other programs following throughout the year. The certificate programs will include:
• Director of Nursing in LTC: DON-CLTC™ (20 hours)
• LPN in Long Term Care: LPN-CLTC™ (10 hours)
• RN in Long Term Care: RN-CLTC™ (12 hours)
• Nurse Assessment Program (TBD)
“At the heart of Care2Learn is a passion for providing the very best in healthcare continuing education, and the AALTCN shares that goal,” says Ryan Sparks, General Manager and Vice President of Enterprise Sales for Care2Learn. “We are very excited to join the AALTCN Learning Community and extend Care2Learn’s premier course content and services to the nation’s largest network of caregivers. Together we can meet the needs of a broad range of professionals—including RNs, LPNs and nursing administrators as well as staff development directors and nurse assessment coordinators—to help them achieve the ultimate goal of superior patient care.”
“With the input of long-term care nurses nationwide, AALTCN has developed highly respected certification programs that help to define the unique competencies and responsibilities of various LTC nursing positions and contribute to the advancement of LTC nursing practice,” states AALTCN's Executive Director Charlotte Eliopoulos.
"AALTCN is excited to partner with Care2Learn—a company with demonstrated excellence in the provision of continuing education—in offering its certification programs to a larger audience through this online platform," adds AALTCN Director of Professional Relations Ron Romano.
The American Association for Long Term Care Nursing is committed to advancing excellence in long-term care nursing by providing “education resources and support that will enhance the development of each member of the nursing team”. A not-for-profit organization, the AALTCN recognizes the essential role of the nursing staff in ensuring a successful facility and the well being of its residents.
Founded in 2000, Care2Learn provides online education solutions for the post-acute care industry. The Care2Learn course library includes more than 800 accredited course hours delivered to more than 320,000 healthcare professionals in all 50 states. Acquired by RedVector, the premier online CE provider for the design, engineering, and construction industries, Care2Learn continues to grow by offering customized online eLearning universities to companies wishing to offer training and education solutions to their entire staff in a cost-effective, easy-to-use, and readily accessible manner. For further information, call 1-866-703-9418 or visit www.Care2Learn.com.