Modernizing Continuing Education With Online Courses

Tuesday, June 3, 2008 General News J E 4
SAN FRANCISCO, June 2 Accredited online nursing coursesare replacing traditional classroom-based courses, offering nurses a moreconvenient method for receiving credit, while providing flexibility in theircredentialing options.

Ann Johnson, CEO of Wild Iris Medical Education took part in the 21stCentury Health Care Forum, a feature on Sky Radio, part of American AirlinesIn-flight Radio Broadcast. She discussed new trends in continuing education,including why there has been an increase in the popularity of online courses.

The responsibility for continuing education that nurses are required tocomplete to maintain their licenses is shifting, and in many cases has shiftedcompletely, from the hospitals to the individual nurses. Without acentralized, convenient location for education, such as a hospital orassociated university, individuals are turning more and more to the Internetto fulfill their continuing education needs.

The changing nature of nursing is also drawing many nurses online. Forexample, telephone nursing practitioners, or others who need to be licensed inseveral different states, can keep up all of their state-specific nursingrequirements in one place.

Those interested can learn more about the modernization of continuingeducation on Sky Radio or listen online at

Wild Iris Medical Education has been publishing quality online continuingeducation courses for nurses and healthcare professionals since 1999. Foundedby Ann Johnson, RN and Lauren Robertson, MPT, Wild Iris offers the busyhealthcare professional the opportunity to earn continuing education creditsat their convenience. The site allows users to choose a course from aselection of pertinent topics which is updated on a regular basis. Coursesare approved in all 50 states. Wild Iris courses can be found online at

For more information or to schedule an interview with Ann Johnson, pleasecontact Janis MacDonald at further information contact: Janis MacDonald (707) 937-6254

SOURCE Wild Iris Medical


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