Continuous Professional Development

Professional Educator Practicum Certificate of Mastery
June 25 & 26, 2022
8:00 am – 4:30 pm MT

The Professional Educator Practicum Certificate of Mastery (PEP-COM) is a two-day hybrid (remote or in-person) course that will provide current and new professional educators with guidance and tools needed to be effective in this key role.

Course Objectives
At the completion of the course, you will be able to:
  • Identify resources to assist staff with transforming best practices into patient care
  • Apply standards of professionalism and leadership to role of nursing professional development
  • Design educational activities
  • Utilize the nursing process to develop on-going professional development programs

Earn your Professional Educator Practicum Certificate of Mastery by participating in the live course (remote or in-person), and actively engaging in the lectures, breakout sessions, and completing all required post live course assignments. Here is a brief description of the components covered during the course.

Course Components
In addition to pre & post course work, the following components will be covered during the two-day course
  • EBP & Research: This session will review concepts such as conducting a literature review and how to effectively promote evidence-based practice to enhance optimal patient outcomes.
  • Professionalism & Leadership: This session will review the role of the professional perioperative nurse educator in nursing professional development. This role involves developing and supporting a healthy work environment, demonstration of effective communication skills, participation in the strategic plan of the organization, and appropriate delegation.
  • Instructional design: This session will focus on theories and principles related to both teaching and learning.
  • Staff development: This session will review topics such as coordinating orientation and onboarding, competency management, and continuing professional development.

Upon successful completion of the Certificate of Mastery program, learners receive:
  • Electronic Certificate of Mastery
  • Digital Badges for each of the components & the Certificate of Mastery
  • 150 points towards CNOR/CSSM/CNAMB recertification requirements


Earning the Professional Educator Practicum Certificate of Mastery will fine-tune current skills and provide new tips and tricks to incorporate into current professional development programs and orientations for the entire perioperative team.


Instructions for accessing the course will be provided by email after you complete the checkout process. This program is a Certificate of Mastery, not a certification. Course will be conducted over two days from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm Mountain Time. Learners must complete all coursework within 6 months to earn the Certificate of Mastery. Refunds are not available.
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