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AUSTIN, TEXAS — The American Association of Nurse Practitioners® (AANP) and the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) are pleased to offer select continuing education (CE) activities and resources for nurse practitioners (NPs) and other advanced practice providers working in occupational and environmental medicine (OEM). Members of the ACOEM NP Section and AANP Occupational Environmental Community collaborated to create exciting, informative and necessary educational resources — Occupational and Environmental Medicine Fundamentals for Advanced Practice Clinicians. This program was developed to supplement on-the-job training. It provides advanced practice clinicians online access to a convenient, comprehensive, foundational OEM program.
Consisting of seven modules, each dealing with a different aspect of occupational health practice, the program is supported by AANP and ACOEM. NPs and other advanced practice providers may earn 30 hours of CE credit by completing all seven modules. Each module includes between four and six one-hour presentations and support material on essential OEM topics.
Presented by AANP and ACOEM experts in the field, these CE activities offer learners the essential knowledge necessary to practice professionally in any occupational health setting, including urgent care, primary care, industry-based clinics, employee health, corporate health, and more. By completing this foundational OEM program, NPs and other clinicians can increase their understanding of OEM’s many facets, improve their clinical skills and more fully develop the leadership abilities needed to manage the care of the worker.
Upon completion of all seven modules and the full 30 hours of CE credit, participants will be eligible to receive an AANP Certificate of Advanced Practice Education in Occupational Health. The certificate of academic achievement demonstrates to employers, workers and peers their commitment as a clinician in the OEM field.
The American Association of Nurse Practitioners® (AANP) is the largest professional membership organization for nurse practitioners (NPs) of all specialties. It represents the interests of the more than 355,000 licensed NPs in the U.S. AANP provides legislative leadership at the local, state and national levels, advancing health policy; promoting excellence in practice, education and research; and establishing standards that best serve NPs' patients and other health care consumers. To locate an NP in your community, visit npfinder.com. For more information about NPs, visit aanp.org.
Founded in 1916, the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) is the nation's largest medical society dedicated to promoting the health of workers through preventive medicine, clinical care, research and education. Since its founding, it has championed the health of workers, safety of workplaces and quality of environment.