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NOVA offers on-demand continuing education webinars on a variety of topics that are tailored specifically to VA nurses.

Upon completion of the webinar and webinar evaluation, you will receive 1 CEU per webinar. All webinars are free to NOVA members. Click on the title of the webinar(s) you wish to take below to get started.

Clinical Topics

Demystifying Root Cause Analysis November 2018 A Root Cause Analysis is: - process for identifying basic or contributing causal factors - Variations in performance - Associated with actual adverse events or close calls - Interdisciplinary - Focus on improving systems and processes - Non-punitive
Moral Distress in Healthcare: The Role of Courage and Culture June 2018 What is Moral Distress: - An individual feels unable to act in accordance with his/her values or obligations - Personal and professional integrity is compromised - Feeling complicit in a moral wrong
Demystifying Evidence Based Practice: Selecting your Nursing EBP Model May  2018 After participating in this educational activity, the participant will be able to: - Describe what evidence based practice (EBP) competency means in terms of nursing clinical practice - Identify key EBP competencies for RNs & APRNs - Identify the key questions to ask in selecting an EBP model
Translating Theory into Practice:Using the Johns Hopkins Nursing Evidence Based Practice Model

May 2019

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 After participating in this educational activity the participant will be able to: - Identify the benefits of using the Johns Hopkins Nursing Model in improving patient outcomes and nursing practice. - Identify the key EBP competencies for RN/APRN and conduct a self assessment using EBP competency assessment tool.
Accuracy in Patient Identification: A Patient Safety Concern September 2019 After participating in this education activity the participant will be able to: - Apply the Joint Commission National Patient Safety Goals and associated information to their practice. - Identify at least three actions that should lead to correct patient identification. - Discuss how proper patient identification can improve patient safety.

Non-Clinical Topics

Congress and Advocating as a VA Nurse December 2018 After participating in this educational activity, the participant will be able to: - Describe what to do when visiting a Member of Congress - Identify what VA employees may and may not do according to the Hatch Act
So You are Planning to Meet with Your Member of Congress February 2019 After participating in this educational activity, the participant will be able to: - Describe what to do when visiting a Member of Congress - Identify what VA employees may and may not do according to the Hatch Act
Understanding Federal Benefits Planning for Retirement July 2019 After participating in this educational activity, the participant will be able to: determine which retirement option you wish to exercise - Federal Annuity, Social Security & Thrift Savings Plan - Estimate your annuity
Everything You Need to Know About Federal Insurances in Retirement  August 2019  After participating in this educational activity, the participant will be able to understand: which insurances must be in place 5 years prior to retirement, choices to be made at the time of retirement, the benefits of flexible spending accounts, Federal Employees Health Benefits, Dental & Vision Insurance, Long Term Care Insurance, and Life Insurance as a federal annuitant. 

LPN/LVN Topics

LPN/LVN Advancement in the VA Healthcare System July 2019 After participating in this educational activity, the participant will be able to: - Identify educational opportunities for LPNs/LVNs - Identify qualification standards for LPNs/LVNs for GS 3, GS 4, GS 5, GS 6, and GS 7

APRN Topics

Proactive Approach in the Opioid Era                   August 2019     After participating in this educational activity, participants will be able to: Distinguish between opioid dependence, opioid tolerance and Opioid Use Disorder, Describe symptoms of Opioid Withdrawal Syndrome, Identify available treatment options.

Proficiency Topics

Evaluating Your Input for Nurse II June 2019 After participating in this educational activity, the participant will be able to: - Identify examples of meaningful input for his/her personal evaluation applicable to criteria for practice, professional development, collaboration, and scientific inquiry
Evaluating Your Input for Your Proficiency For Nurse III January 2019 After participating in this educational activity, the participant will be able to: - Identify examples of meaningful input for his/her personal evaluation applicable to criteria for practice, professional development, collaboration, and scientific inquiry
Providing Meaningful Input for Your Evaluation Nurse 1/3 & Nurse II May 2019

At the end of this presentation, the participant shall be able to: - Compare and contrast the critical distinctions in levels of practice of Nurse I/III and Nurse II - State two examples of the scope of practice for Nurse I Level 3 and Nurse II

Special Advancements and Cash Awards March 2018 At the end of this presentation, the participant shall be able to: - Describe the criteria for Special Advancements and Cash Awards - Identify whether criteria for Special Advancements and Cash Awards are met when presented hypothetical examples
Providing Meaningful Input for Your Evaluation Nurse III  September 2019

At the end of this presentation, the participant shall be able to: - State criteria of the Nurse III Scope and Standard of Practice - Apply the Nurse III Qualification Standards to a hypothetical example