Professional Development

Minnesota Board of Nursing

For planners wanting to offer locally-recognized (MN) contact hours to local nursing audiences.

Offering Minnesota Board of Nursing Contact Hours

Planners that have designed their continuing education activity to meet the Minnesota Board of Nursing continuing education requirements are able to offer contact hours of continuing nursing education to the nurse attendees.

Joint Accreditation

For planners wanting to offer nationally-recognized contact hours to local and national healthcare professionals and teams

National Center Office of Interprofessional Continuing Professional Development (OICPD)

As a jointly accredited provider, the National Center Office of Interprofessional Continuing Professional Development (National Center OICPD) works closely with organizations and programs across the country to consult on and support the design and development of continuing education and professional development programming for the team. The National Center OICPD maintains a commitment to working with practice and education partners to think in new ways about interprofessional workforce development, with a focus on what matters most to those being served.

The National Center OICPD is able to award the professional credit below:

  • Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME)
  • Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)
  • American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
  • Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB)
  • Interprofessional Continuing Education Credit (IPCE)

Learn more about the National Center OICPD and how to Plan an Activity

Contact Information

Questions About Professional Development / Continuing Education

If you have any questions about professional development / continuing education processes, please contact Laura Kirk, PhD, RN (

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