CORRECTED VERSION: OnCourse Learning Recognizes National Nurses Week 2016

Saturday, May 7, 2016 Nursing Profession News J E 4

BROOKFIELD, Wis., May 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- In observance of National Nurses Week from May 6-12, OnCourse Learning and its leading healthcare brand,, are offering two continuing education courses, a webinar and exclusive editorial content, all of which are free to nurses.

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"We consider it a privilege to work together to celebrate nursing and elevate the role of the professional nurse in society," said Eileen Williamson, MSN, RN, who serves as senior vice president and chief nurse executive for "Nurses are our focus every day, but especially from May 6-12 each year."'s National Nurses Week offerings include the following:

  • CE courses: "Resumes: The Recruiter's Perspective" examines how nurses can prepare effective resumes and cover letters or update existing ones and is offered free to nurses courtesy of Capella University. "A Helping Handheld Computer: Technology at the Point of Care" will inform nurses about developing technologies and the expansion of mobile technology in healthcare. It is offered free to nurses courtesy of the University of Phoenix.
  • Webinar: "Missed Nursing Care: Finding the Solutions," is planned for May 12 and features speaker Jennifer Mensik, PhD, MBA, BSN, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, executive director, nursing, medicine and pharmacy programs for OnCourse Learning. The one-hour event, scheduled for 1 p.m. EDT, will focus on recent research about missed care and solutions to address the issue. The webinar will be recorded and available on demand after May 12.
  • Exclusive online content: Continuing its 2016 series highlighting nurse creators and inventors, will feature a story by Rebecca Bogan, BSN, RN-BC, a nurse on the cancer and blood disorders unit at Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota. Bogan was inspired by a popular song to create a video of patients and fellow nurses. The video, which includes singer Rachel Platten's "Fight Song," launched in May 2015 and has more than 300,000 views on YouTube.

"Creating the video was one of the most inspiring things I've ever done," Bogan said. "Our time filming was refreshing, entertaining and hilarious. The process spread laughs and lifted spirits throughout a space that can often be filled with tears and pain."

Susan M. Sommers, MBA, BA, RN, HACP, CPHQ, a performance improvement specialist at Desert Regional Medical Center in Palm Springs, Calif., is the featured author in's End of Shift column. Her story, "A wise nurse once said…," explains the most valuable lessons she has learned over a 43-year nursing career.

Featured bloggers include career advice writer Keith Carlson, BSN, RN, NC-BC; legal information columnist Nancy Brent, MS, JD, RN; education writer Janice Petrella Lynch, MSN, RN; and nursing student Kristen Ponticelli.

Nurses can register on the website to search thousands of jobs, browse hundreds of continuing education courses and read the latest nursing news. is the largest print and digital magazine dedicated to registered nurses, providing news, employment opportunities, and continuing education programming through the publication and its complementary digital products including blogs, e-books and social media outlets. To learn more, visit

For media inquiries, contact:Barry Bottino, Communications Director847-908-8007Email

About OnCourse LearningOnCourse Learning delivers licensure, regulatory and compliance education solutions throughout the nation's leading industries including financial services, healthcare and real estate. Through trusted industry expertise, compliance management and technology solutions, OnCourse Learning focuses on advancing the e-learning environment for individuals and businesses to help to build new careers, empower employees through knowledge and identify efficiencies in corporate training management. OnCourse Learning offers a full suite of educational products including state and federally approved pre-licensing and continuing education programs, accredited course content, exam prep tools, publications, e-books, events and a sophisticated and customizable learning management system and course-authoring tool. To learn more, visit

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