Nyack Hospital’ Center for Education and Professional Development (CEPD) is committed to providing both theoretically grounded and clinically focused nursing education programs. These programs are intended to facilitate nursing staff members’ personal and professional growth and enable them to deliver safe, competent, compassionate excellent patient care.
Learning is a process that continues throughout an individual’s life. It occurs by means of the ongoing interactions between individuals and their environment. Teaching is directed towards making this learning easy. Thus, we believe that teaching/learning is an interactive partnership, which leads to expansion of knowledge, insights, and meaning concerning human development, growth, and need satisfaction. When learning takes place, there is a change in the individual’s cognitive, affective and psychomotor behaviors in the direction of growth and improved performance.
The CEPD is responsible for the education of Nursing Department staff members (i.e. Registered Nurses, Patient Care Associates, and Administrative Assistants) and focuses on the following key elements of the educational continuum