March 16, 1998

Health Science Center Begins Providing Continuing Education for Nurses

FORT WORTH, Texas -- Registered nurses will now have a local resource for enhancing their professional knowledge and earning continuing education hours to maintain their licenses. The University of North Texas Health Science Center's Continuing Medical Education office has achieved Approved Provider status through the Texas Nurses Association, allowing the health science center to offer educational programs in nursing.

Agencies are awarded this status for two-years after demonstrating excellence in education design and record keeping systems. Permission to grant continuing education hours marks the Texas Nurses Association's recognition of the UNT Health Science Center as an agency committed to quality continuing education for registered nurses.

The UNT Health Science Center's CME office serves 7,000 physicians and healthcare practitioners each year. The health science center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and the American Osteopathic Association to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians.