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SUNY Downstate Medical Center

Institute of Continuous Learning

Our Mission:

The Department of Nursing Education, Practice, and Research is privileged to be an integral part of the only academic medical center in Brooklyn. Our team of Nurse Educators are at the forefront of evidence-based nursing practice. Our diverse patients and families are the core of our Professional Practice Model. Our commitment to continuous learning is evidenced through the design, implementation, and evaluation of learning opportunities that focus on the optimal patient outcomes
The Scope of Services for the Department of Nursing Education, Practice, and Education and the Institute of Continuous Learning (ICL) includes the assessment of learning needs, diagnosis and analysis of needs assessment data to determine target audiences, identification of educational programs to be delivered and outcomes to be achieved, planning educational programs, implementing educational programs, and evaluating achievement of learning outcomes and associated competencies of educational programs.

The Department of Nursing Education, Practice, and Research provides educational programming that recognizes the diverse learning needs of our nursing staff designed to enable them to provide culturally congruent care to our patients and their families. Specifically, we provide:

  1. Orientation
  2. Inservice Education
  3. Continuing Education
  4. Staff Development
  5. Mandatory Education
  6. Continuing Competency Assessment
  7. Clinical Consultation
  8. Career Enhancement
  9. Professional Development
  10. Diversity Education
  11. New Graduate RN Residency Program
  12. Summer Student Nurse Intern Program
  13. Student Affiliations

The Department of Nursing Education, Practice, and Research is also a New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA) approved provider of Contact Hours for Nursing Education Programs.