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APEA and NPACE Launch New CE Partnership


LAFAYETTE, LA — Advanced Practice Education Associates (APEA) and Nurse Practitioner Associates for Continuing Education (NPACE) today announced a new partnership that will deliver a wide-ranging selection of timely and impactful continuing education programs for nurse practitioners and NP students.


Through this collaboration, NPs will have access to an even more robust selection of learning opportunities in the APEA CE Library. Starting Feb. 18, 2021, visitors to the APEA CE Library will find more than 20 new CE courses from NPACE — with more added on an ongoing basis. These include multiple presentations on pharmacology, as well as presentations on the treatment of obesity, hypertension, asthma, and many more diagnoses. The NPACE offerings add to more than 130 APEA CE Library courses on topics ranging from diagnosing anemias to interpretation of extremity X-rays to a step-by-step guide to performing the gynecologic exam.


The APEA-NPACE collaboration brings together the nation's leading providers of continuing education for nurse practitioners and will provide NPs with exciting new opportunities for professional growth.


“This partnership will bring nurse practitioners unparalleled educational offerings in primary care and pharmacology,” said APEA CEO and President Amelie Hollier, DNP, FNP-BC, FAANP. “It has been an honor to be an invited presenter at numerous NPACE conferences through the years, and I am looking forward to collaborating with the organization in this way.”


“APEA and NPACE have been innovators in NP continuing education for many years,” said Jeanie Doucet, MBA, MT (ASCP), vice president and chief operating officer for APEA. “This collaboration marks an exciting new chapter for these two organizations, who are committed to professional development for nurse practitioners.”


NPACE Director of Education Terri Schmitt, PhD, APRN, FNP-BC, FAANP, believes the partnership will have a significant and positive impact on clinical practice. “NPACE continuously assesses the practice needs of nurse practitioners to meet current gaps, to enhance clinical practice, and to improve patient outcomes across all specialties,” she said. “APEA and NPACE can have a powerful effect on educational offerings for nurse practitioner in every stage of their career journey.”


“Independently, our reputations for excellence have been admired for decades,” commented Shelley Yeager, MA, LCSW, executive director for NPACE. “Together, the opportunities to offer relevant, relatable and exceptional continuing education are endless.”


To find the new NPACE CE programs for nurse practitioners and NP students, navigation is available in two ways: via the NPACE landing page on the APEA site and via the APEA CE Library by checking the NPACE filtering option in Categories.


Continuing education credits earned through CE courses from APEA and NPACE are accepted by both certifying bodies for nurse practitioners, the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). APEA is accredited by AANP as an approved provider of nurse practitioner continuing education (Provider Number 100820). NPACE is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. NPACE is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit.


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