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Nursing Education Gets Flipped at the ANCC Annual Symposium on Continuing Nursing Education

The American Nurses Credentialing Center Demonstrates a Flipped Classroom for Nurse Educators this Summer

SILVER SPRING, MD (June 23, 2014) — The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) launched its first flipped classroom with the 2014 ANCC Annual Symposium on Continuing Nursing Education, a pre-conference event to the Association for Nursing Professional Development Annual Meeting, slated for July 16 at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort in Lake Buena Vista. Registration is available until July 1 at

ANCC will engage attendees virtually before the live event through 11 interactive video lessons that give learners six additional continuing education (CE) credits. Unlike traditional continuing education, a flipped classroom model lets learners digest didactic content in advance and use classroom time to apply what they learned, analyze scenarios, and solve problems. In addition to learning at their pace, attendees can pose questions to symposium faculty and collaborate with fellow learners ahead of the live event.ANCC Member Registration

Innovative technology is a key component of this type of blended learning experience. Attendees who register by July 1 and faculty gain the opportunity to experience firsthand the ArcheViewer software by ArcheMedX, a healthcare informatics and e-learning technology company. “This innovative learning environment empowers educators to prescribe learning moments, build a searchable library of related resources, assess learner performance in real-time, and dramatically improve learning outcomes,” states Brian S. McGowan, PhD, chief learning officer and co-founder of ArcheMedX Inc. “Learners can take notes, set reminders, search through related resources, and ask questions of faculty all within the video-based lessons.” (To see a snapshot of the program, click here.)

As a result, faculty can more readily focus symposium time on the specific needs of learners rather than a fixed curriculum. Attendees gain control over their learning and preview the e-learning software at the same time. “The annual symposium is designed to not only share the latest trends in continuing education, but also model how to do it,” states Kathy Chappell, vice president, Accreditation and Credentialing Research for ANCC. “The flipped classroom gives nursing educators an opportunity to road test a new way to deliver content and improve learner outcomes.”

The symposium content explores leading trends in continuing professional development, including:

  • Interprofessional education
  • Adult learning principles
  • Science of knowledge translation and behavior change
  • Research design
  • Instructional design

The faculty comprises leaders in the field including:

  • Jack R. Kues, PhD, FACEHP, CCMEP, associate dean for Continuous Professional Development at University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center; and immediate past president of the Alliance for Continuing Medical Education in the Health Professions
  • Kathy Chappell, PhD, RN, vice president, Accreditation Program and Institute for Credentialing Research, ANCC
  • Donald Moore Jr., PhD,director, Division of CME; director, Office of Graduate Medical Education; and professor, Medical Education and Administration, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
  • Brian S. McGowan, PhD, chief learning officer and co-founder, ArcheMedX Inc.
  • Jann T. Balmer, PhD, RN, director of Continuing Medical Education, University of Virginia School of Medicine

About American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
The mission of the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), a subsidiary of the American Nurses Association (ANA), is to promote excellence in nursing and health care globally through credentialing programs. ANCC’s internationally renowned credentialing programs certify and recognize individual nurses in specialty practice areas. It recognizes healthcare organizations that promote nursing excellence and quality patient outcomes, while providing safe, positive work environments. In addition, ANCC accredits healthcare organizations that provide and approve continuing nursing education. It also offers educational materials to support nurses and organizations as they work toward their credentials. For more information, visit To learn about and register for the symposium, visit

About ArcheMedX
ArcheMedX is a healthcare informatics and e‐learning technology company with the singular mission to build the structure required to transform medical education through new connected learning and assessment models. By engineering an informatics‐powered architecture that organizes and connects the natural learning actions of clinicians in one system, ArcheMedX simplifies lifelong learning and streamlines the process of educational planning, assessment and support. For more information, visit or contact Joel Selzer, CEO, at [email protected].

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Joel is a digital innovation leader who has spent the past 15 years improving access to information and data across the life science and healthcare industries as an entrepreneur, board member, and advisor. He co-founded and currently leads ArcheMedX, which applies behavioral science to transform learning and generate actionable insights for Healthcare and Life Science organizations.

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