Are you a nurse educator? Apply to The Edmond J. Safra Visiting Nurse Faculty Program at the Parkinson’s Foundation to help us prepare the next generation of nurses to care for the growing population of people with Parkinson’s disease (PD).
The accredited train the trainer Nurse Faculty Program improves PD nursing care by training faculty leaders across the U.S. to educate nursing students. To date the program has trained more than 330 nurses who in turn educate an estimated 26,000 nursing students each year to meet this need.
Background and Goals
Nurses are critical to Parkinson's care. As the global population ages, and with the current shortage of neurologists specializing in the disease, it is pressing to prepare nurses how to treat Parkinson's. Estimates show the number of people living with Parkinson's in the U.S. is expected to rise to 1.2 million by 2030.
Established in 2009, the program offers faculty members from undergraduate nursing programs an intense accredited program, that includes academic instruction, hands-on experience with Parkinson’s patients, independent study and mentorship from nurse specialists at nationally recognized movement disorder centers. The Parkinson's Foundation has hosted the program since 2014 as part of its commitment to training health care professionals. The Parkinson’s Foundation has been authorized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to award CNE credit. The participant will be awarded up to 46.00 CNE credit(s) for attendance and completion of supplemental materials.
In support of improving patient care, Parkinson's Foundation is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
- Enhance the knowledge and confidence of nursing faculty in developing course content, delivering lectures and providing clinical mentorship on Parkinson’s in undergraduate schools of nursing.
- Develop a long-term relationship between participating guest nursing faculty scholars and Parkinson’s experts at nationally recognized movement disorder centers.
- Prepare baccalaureate nursing graduates to care for people living with Parkinson’s, caregivers and families.
Below we answer the most common questions about The Edmond J. Safra Visiting Nurse Faculty Program at the Parkinson’s Foundation. If you have additional questions, please contact us at Nursing@Parkinson.org.
Are you a nurse who works with people with Parkinson's? Our Nurse Webinar Library is designed for and by the Edmond J. Safra Visiting Nurse Faculty Program scholars at the Parkinson's Foundation exploring the latest PD care innovations.
Nurse scholars represent an innovative nurse educator network working with the Foundation to advance research, care and nursing education. The on-demand webinars below support their ongoing instruction and collaboration. Other professionals who share these goals are invited to view the series.
This series supports the Parkinson's Foundation's mission to make life better for people with Parkinson's disease by improving care and advancing research towards a cure. Support from the Edmond J. Safra Foundation and Lundbeck LLC makes it possible.
Scholar Engagement Series
Scholar Alumni and nurses with a need to know are invited to our spring and fall Scholar Engagement Series. This is a time when participants of the Edmond J. Safra Visiting Nurse Faculty Program present their work to their colleagues in the program and guests. One (1) nursing contact hour is awarded for participation which is free. If you have not participated in the Edmond J. Safra Visiting Nurse Faculty Program but are interested in joining us for the scholar engagement series, please email GVernon@Parkinson.org so we can include you in the upcoming events.
Password Protected Scholar Page
This repository is for Edmond J. Safra Visiting Nurse Faculty Program at the Parkinson’s Foundation alumni and includes a link to the alumni book and independent projects.
To access this page, you must be a scholar of the program. If you are a scholar and you have not received the password for page access, please contact Gina Dyer at GDyer@Parkinson.org.