PNCB Continuing Competence Summit

A virtual invitational event held Thursday, September 30, 2021

PNCB Continuing Competence Summit

When a certified nursing professional renews their credential, what does that mean for the nurse, the profession, and health care consumers? What emerging methods to document competence should certification boards consider for the future? Is your organization moving in the same direction we are exploring? 

Below are supporting documents from PNCB's September 2021 Summit: 

Industry leaders and stakeholders attended and gave feedback on a multi-year research project undertaken by the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board to answer the above questions and many others. PNCB is the leading organization for pediatric nursing professionals, with more than 50,000 registered nurses and advanced practice nurses actively holding one of four specialized credentials. PNCB-certified nurses take care of some of the most vulnerable patients. 
Through our Continuing Competence Initiative, we engaged nurses, employers, the public, and industry leaders. These stakeholders responded with robust feedback about PNCB's current certification renewal process—and new possibilities. Our unique methodology incorporated ethnographic interviews throughout the health care landscape to understand the culture of competence. We also fielded multiple surveys, analyzed competency models throughout the U.S., and validated conceptual constructs with the aim of making recertification more meaningful for all involved. 
The agenda that shared our pioneering research journey with you is below. During the event, six other nursing certification organizations shared brief videos about their continuing competence journey. 

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Time Presentation

10:00 am ET

Opening & Introductions

10:20 am ET

Call to Action and Purpose: Our Why

11:15 am ET

Change within Other Healthcare Organizations

11:50 am ET

PNCB's Process

12:05 pm ET

Research Agenda

12:25 pm ET

Lunch Break

1:15 pm ET

Research Outcomes

2:50 pm ET

Using the Research: Support for Board of Directors Decision-Making

3:00 pm ET

Applying the Tools: Impact on PNCB Recert Policies Current & Future

3:15 pm ET

From Concept to Reality: Taking Action

3:30 pm ET

What Lies Ahead: The Future of PNCB Recert... Future Ready

4:00 pm ET

Closing: Question & Thank You

Faces of Certification

PNCB-certified nursing professionals work in a variety of roles and settings throughout the US and beyond. Share your photo today!

Tyneisha Orr, CPNP-PC Children's Hospital & Medical Center Omaha, NE
Amairani Jimenez, CPN Tripler Army Medical Center Honolulu, Hawaii
Gia Nguyen, CPNP-AC St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Arlington, VA
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