The MONA CE Provider Unit Committee is designed to provide CNE programs for the Association. The Association provides a variety of CNE activities, including educational sessions at the biennial convention, advanced practice programs, and clinical sessions. Some of these CNE activities may be co-provided with other associations or organizations.

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of MONA, who is a Registered Nurse with a master’s degree in nursing, assures that the business of the CE Programs of MONA is consistent with the overall mission, goals, and strategic plan of the Association. The Lead Nurse Planner (LNP) responsible for the Provider Unit and is assisted by a full time Continuing Education Coordinator who is a member of the MONA staff assigned to the CE program. The CEO and the LNP will collaborate in overseeing the Provider Unit and its functions. The CEO will interface with the Board of Directors to ensure the Provider Unit has the resources necessary for implementation of the program. The LNP will ensure adherence to the ANCC COA criteria in all aspects of the planning, implementing and evaluating educational

activities offered by the MONA Provider Unit. The Continuing Education Coordinator has the responsibility of coordinating the various activities of the CE Provider Unit Committee. Members of the CE Provider Unit Committee are appointed for two-year terms by the MONA Board of Directors after each biennial convention. Members of the CE Provider Unit Committee include MONA members who are active in baccalaureate or higher degree nursing education, nursing administration, are responsible for Provider Unit CNE activities, or are active in specialized, general or advanced practice nursing. The MONA Board of Directors considers experience, education, and geographic representation when selecting members.

As a standing committee of the association, the Continuing Education Provider Unit Committee is expected to:

  • Advance the practice of nursing by disseminating new knowledge through MONA developed continuing education opportunities that meet the criteria established by the ANCC COA.
  • Provide a mechanism for verification of quality for continuing nursing education programs.
  • Encourage nurses to maintain and improve knowledge and skills of professional practice.
  • Foster availability and accessibility of continuing nursing education programs throughout the state.
  • Develop a total continuing education program for MONA.

If you are interested in serving on this committee, please contact the MONA office at 573-636-4623.