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The accredited train the trainer Nurse Faculty Program improves PD nursing care by training faculty leaders across the U.S. to educate nursing students about Parkinson’s disease. To date, the program has trained more than 330 nurses who, in turn, educate an estimated 26,000 nursing students each year to meet the growing need of understanding Parkinson’s. This program offers faculty members from undergraduate nursing programs academic instruction, hands-on experience with Parkinson’s patients, independent study, and mentorship from nurse specialists at nationally recognized movement disorder centers. 


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ACPE LogoIn support of improving patient care, Parkinson's Foundation is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


Continuing Nurse Education (CNE) pending

What is the Edmond J. Safra Visiting Nurse Faculty Program?

Program Goals 

  • Enhance the knowledge and confidence of nursing faculty in developing course content, delivering lectures and providing clinical mentorship on Parkinson’s in undergraduate schools of nursing. 
  • Develop a long-term relationship between participating guest nursing faculty scholars and Parkinson’s experts at nationally recognized movement disorder centers. 
  • Prepare baccalaureate nursing graduates to care for people living with Parkinson’s, caregivers and families.

Training Dates & Locations 

The Edmond J. Safra Visiting Nurse Faculty program hosts several trainings each year at university-based movement disorder centers. Nurse faculty are selected through a competitive application process. Dates are as follows: 


► University of Toledo College of Medicine and Promedica Neuroscience Center
          Monday – Wednesday, August 19, 20, 21
► Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center at Barrow Neurological Institute
          Monday – Wednesday, Sept 23, 24 25
► University of Pennsylvania /Philadelphia VA Parkinson's Disease Research, Education and Clinical Center 
         Monday – Wednesday, Oct 21, 22,23
► Medical University of South Carolina/ Ralph H Johnson VA Medical Center
        Monday – Wednesday, Nov 4, 5, 6


► Park Nicollet Struthers Parkinson's Center
       Monday – Wednesday, May 19, 20,21

Learn more about this program on the Parkinson’s Foundation website HERE. If you have additional questions, please contact us at Nursing@Parkinson.org.