National Nurse Practitioner Week

National Nurse Practitioner Week  

November 9-15, 2014

National Nurse Practitioner Week is held annually to bring recognition to the NP role and increase awareness of the exceptional contributions NPs make to the health of millions of Americans.  NP Week is also an opportune time to help educate lawmakers and the public about the benefits of NP delivered health care.  

Acute Care Education supports your educational efforts by providing ongoing CNE for nurse practitioners.  Thank you for all that you do and we wanted to wish you — Happy NP Week!

Check out AANP’s 2014 National NP Week Resource Guide for tools that will help you plan activities to celebrate the important role of nurse practitioners and highlight the meaningful difference NPs make in the lives of their patients.  

Approval with Distinction

Susan Thornton, Acute Care Education, Senior Educational Associate, accepts WSNA CEARP Certificate of Approval With Distinction from Heather Stephen-Selby, Washington State Nurses Association, Assistant Exeutive Director Nursing Practice, Education & Research

Susan Thornton, Acute Care Education, Senior Educational Associate, accepts WSNA CEARP Certificate of Approval With Distinction from Heather Stephen-Selby, Washington State Nurses Association, Assistant Exeutive Director Nursing Practice, Education & Research

On October 9, 2014, Acute Care Education was awarded Approved Provider with DISTINCTION by the Washington State Nurses Association Continuing Education Approval & Recognition Program (WSNA CEARP). WSNA CEARP Approval with Distinction recognizes Acute Care Education as a provider of continuing nursing education (CNE) that exceeds the standards.  Acute Care Education provides leadership that designs high quality educational content and delivers this curricula in an engaging and effective manner to learners.  WSNA CEARP is an accredited approver of Providers of CNE by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. 


How to Print your Certificate of Successful Completion

Upon submission of your completed evaluation, your Certificate of Successful Completion will be available to print or save from your profile under the COURSES Tab.   All future courses taken through Acute Care Education will be stored in your profile under the COURSES tab.  

In order to print this HTML document or save it as a PDF document, you will need to use the print functions within your browser.   Each browser has different print functions but can be accessed easily. Please consult your settings within your browser on how to print.  If your browser is not up to date or does not have a printing function, don’t worry, you won’t lose your Certificate of Successful Completion. It will be waiting here for you.






How to Complete Your Evaluation

  1. Click on this link to access the evaluation page
  2. Login to the website using your username and password
  3. Read the evaluation materials and answer the questions
  4. Check the attestation box verifying completion of the Requirements for Successful Completion
  5. Click the SUBMIT button at the end of the evaluation
  6. You should be redirected to the the COURSES tab in your profile



Whitelist Directions

To ensure that the email we send you ends up in your inbox, and isn’t mistakenly sent to the junk folder, please whitelist our email addresses, which are and . is where RN4CNE News, NP4CNE News, ED4CNE News, and Exhibitor/Sponsor Updates information will arrive. is used for registration receipts for conferences, announcements to registered participants, and other valuable information about our 4CNE events you might be registered to attend.

Below is information on how to whitelist us with AOL, Yahoo, Gmail, Hotmail, Outlook, Apple Mail, ThunderBird and Postini. Even if your ISP or email program is not listed, with these instructions you should be able to figure out how to whitelist our email address at any ISP or with any email program.

Also, if you find email from or in your spam or junk folder, please take that opportunity to tell your mail program that it is not spam by hitting the “not spam”, “not junk” or similar button, as that will train your program to whitelist it.



To add and to your AOL address book:

1. Open an email from us and then click the ‘This Is Not Spam’ button

2. Click the Mail menu and select Address Book

3. Wait for the Address Book window to pop up, then click the ‘Add’ button

4. Wait for the Address Card for New Contact window to load

5. Paste into the ‘Other E-Mail’ field

6. Make our “From” address, and , the Primary E-Mail address by checking the appropriate box

7. Click “Save”



To whitelist and with Yahoo!, you will need to set up a “filter” after first taking the following steps:

1. If you find email from and are going to your Yahoo! bulk folder, open it and click “Not Spam”

2. Be sure that the address and are not in your “Blocked Addresses” list. If and are on your “Blocked Addresses” list, select it and click “Remove Block”

Now to create the filter:

3. Open your mail and click on “Mail Options” in the upper right hand corner

4. Select ‘Filters’ (in the bottom left corner)

5. On the Filters page, click “Add”

6. Select the “From header:” rule, and add “contains” and and, which tells the system to put email with and in your inbox and not the bulk folder.

7. Click the “Choose Folder” pull down menu and select ‘Inbox’

8. Pick the Add Filter button



To whitelist our address with Hotmail you will need to add and to your Hotmail Safe List. Here’s how:

1. First, if you find email from us in your Hotmail junk folder, open the email and click “Not Junk”

2. Next, check to see if if the email address and on your Blocked Senders list. If you find and on your Hotmail blocked senders list, select it and click on the “Remove” button.

3. Next, open your mailbox and click “Options” in the upper right hand corner

4. At the top of the page, click on the “Junk E-mail Protection” link

5. Next, click on “Safe List”, which is down near the bottom

6. Copy and paste and where it says “Type an address or domain”

7. Click the “Add” button



1. First, if you find email from us in your Gmail spam folder, select our email and click the “Not Spam” button

2. Next, open an email that you have received from us

3. Click on the little down-pointing-triangle-arrow next to “Reply”:

4. Click “Add Acute Care Education to Contacts list”

Microsoft Outlook

1. On the Tools menu, click Options

2. On the Preferences tab, click Junk E-mail

3. On the Safe Senders tab, click Add

4. Add and where it says “Add address”

5. Click OK



To whitelist in Thunderbird, you will need to add and to your address book, and then set up your Thunderbird Junk Mail Controls to whitelist your address book.

1. First, if you find email from in your Junk folder, right-click on our email and choose “Mark as Not Junk”

2. Next, click the Address Book button

3. Highlight the Personal Address Book

4. Click on “New Card”

5. In the “Contact” tab of the new card, copy and paste and to the email dialog box

6. Click “Ok”

7. Next, to whitelist your address book, select “Tools > Junk Mail Controls” from the drop down menu

8. Update the “White Lists” module under the “Settings” tab by selecting “Personal Address Book” from the drop down menu, and then check the box next to “Do not mark messages as junk mail”

9. Click “Ok”


Apple Mail for OS X

1. First, if email from and ends up in your junk folder, highlight or open it and click “Not Junk” at the top of your screen.


2. Go to Mail > Preferences from your Mail menu

3. Go to the Rules tab

4. Select Add Rule

5. Give this rule a name such as “Acute Care Education”

6. Create a rule that says “If any of the following conditions are met: ‘From’ ‘Contains'” and then paste in “” and “”

7. From the actions, select ‘Move message’ to mailbox ‘Inbox’.

8. Click “OK”



You do not need to whitelist email from Acute Care Education in Postini unless you find it trapped in the “Junk” area by Postini.

1. Log into your Postini account

2. Look to see if any email from or is listed in your Junk area

3. If you find email from or in the Junk area, check the check box next to the email from

4. Click the “Deliver Selected” link at the very top of the Junk screen

5. On the next screen, click the “Approve Sender” check box next to the email from or

6. Click the “Approve Selected Senders” button

International Collaboration: Creating the Vision for CNS Education and Practice


October 3-5, 2014

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada





Sally Thorne, RN, PhD, FAAN, FCAHS, DSc(Hon)

Professor and Associate Dean, School of Nursing
Faculty of Applied Science
University of British Columbia, Canada
Keynote Presentation: “Unlocking the Global Potential of Clinical Nurse Specialists”

Join us October 3-5 in beautiful British Columbia, Canada for our international Clinical Nurse Specialist conference. This conference will provide an opportunity for dynamic interaction of international clinical nurse specialists, faculty, students and preceptors from across the world.  Learn the latest information about clinical nurse specialist practice from a global perspective.

Read more about this event.

Nursing Wisdom: Clinical Judgment and Reflective Practice


Tanner Christine

October 10, 2014

8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Samaritan Center, Lebanon, Oregon

Keynote Presentation  “Clinical Judgment and Reflective Practice”


Christine A. Tanner, PhD, RN, FAAN

A.B. Youmans Spaulding Distinguished Professor
Oregon Health & Science University School of Nursing
Join our journey to explore how clinical judgment and reflective practice impact learner behavior in clinical practice.  This conference will explore nursing education models with clinical application outcomes to assist all nursing educators in guiding nursing students and clinicians along a professional development pathway.  Learn more