Training Dates & Locations

Training Dates & Locations

The Edmond J. Safra Visiting Nurse Faculty program hosts several trainings each year at university-based movement disorder centers. Nurse faculty are selected through a competitive application process.

Trainings include two days of lectures, small group discussions, and workshops with Parkinson’s experts; two clinical days in a Parkinson’s center with mentorship by members of a multidisciplinary team; attendance at a support group; and a completion of a mentored independent project benefitting nursing education and/or patient care in Parkinson’s disease.

Fall 2021 Program

Virtual Self Paced – Sept. 15 – Nov. 5, 2021
Virtual Live Session – Nov. 11–12, 2021

With some COVID-19 restrictions still in place, for 2021 the Edmond J Safra Visiting Nurse Faculty Program will host one hybrid training session.  We hope to resume full live programming in 6-8 locations in 2022.

Part 19 hours of self-paced virtual sessions on the fundamentals of Parkinson’s disease including criteria for diagnosis, motor and non-motor symptomatology, basic treatments, caregiving and palliative care and the role of the nurse across settings.  When you register and are accepted into the program, you will be given a link to watch these pre-recorded sessions.  They need to be completed by November 5, 2021.

Part 2two 4 hour live virtual sessions with speakers, discussions, and demonstrations. 
Thursday afternoon, November 11, 2021 & Friday morning, November 12, 2021, eastern standard time. Topics for these sessions include advanced pharmacology, basic and clinical research, rehabilitation, nursing case studies and curriculum development.

Part 316 hours of clinical time will be scheduled with you individually. Clinical hours are held at large multi-disciplinary Parkinson’s disease Centers of Excellence, so most participants will need to travel to a site for these hours. (View the list of Centers of Excellence here.) You will also attend a Parkinson’s Support Group and begin an independent project to benefit nursing education and/or patient care. 

Part 4: Independent Project gives nursing faculty the opportunity for self-directed learning. The project should contribute to nursing education on Parkinson’s and/or enhance the overall care of people with Parkinson’s and their families. The program director and nurse experts at the host sites will discuss projects with scholars and guide or mentor as needed.

Important Dates

Applications Accepted
Tuesday, July 6, through Wednesday, September 10, 2021

Applicants will be notified of Acceptance by:
Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Part 1 – self paced online sessions
Complete by Friday, November 5, 2021 

Part 2 – Live Virtual Sessions -
Thursday, November 11 (12 to 4:00PM ET) 
Friday, November 12 (9 AM -1:00 PM ET)  

Part 3 & 4 – Clinical Work/Support Group/ Independent Project
November 15, 2021–June 2022 

Upon completion, the scholar will receive a $2,000 stipend and 50 nursing contact hours. 

This continuing nursing education activity has been submitted to the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses, an accredited approver by the American Nurse Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation to offer a maximum of 50 nursing contact hours.


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