The Continuing Nursing Education Office of the Ingram School of Nursing was established in 2014. Its initial mandate was in response to the policy issued by l’Ordre des infirmières et infirmiers du Québec (OIIQ) regarding the obligation for all nurses to engage in continuing nursing education. The OIIQ requires that nurses in Quebec obtain 20 hours of professional development per year (7 hours of which must be accredited).
In order to facilitate access to quality continuing nursing education, the CNE Office provides accreditation for nursing educational activities or programs organized by health institutions, nursing associations, and educational institutions.
Over the years, the evolving needs of the nursing community have led the CNE Office to expand its mandate further, to include the development and delivery of new continuing nursing education courses.
The CNE Office is endorsed by the Office for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) of McGill University’s Faculty of Medicine, and is compliant with the Continuing Education standards of the Ordre des infirmières et infirmiers du Québec (OIIQ): www.oiiq.org/formation/norme-de-formation-continue.
For accreditation of Interprofessional Educational Activities, please consult the CPD website.