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Humanitas Designated as Approved Provider by California Board of Registered Nursing for Continuing Education Course Credit and Units
Date:7/28/2009

SILVER SPRING, Md., July 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Humanitas, Inc., a woman-owned small business, announced that it met the stringent criteria to be designated as an Approved Provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN).

Humanitas offers a variety of educational programs, technical assistance and products to support health professionals, instructors and counselors and now many of these will satisfy continuing education credit for nurses. The BRN offers courses in various formats to assist registered nurses in maintaining licensure and to enhance their knowledge of the registered nurse to provide direct and indirect patient care. To maintain licensure nurses must successfully complete 30 hours of continuing education approved by the Board.

"Our goal is to offer nurses with continuing education courses that are current, practical and available to serve nurses in the most flexible formats. The demands of nursing today are great and we are committed to providing our training through distance learning, webinars and interactive Web-based products," said Lura Myers, Humanitas president.

The first course offered to nurses by Humanitas on its YouthCentric Web site (www.youthcentric.net) is entitled Safety on the Ward: Violence Prevention for Nurses. The health care sector continues to lead all other industries in incidence of nonfatal workplace assaults. In 2000, 48 percent of all nonfatal injuries from violent acts against workers occurred in the health care sector, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics. Nurses, nurse's aides and orderlies suffer the highest proportion of these injuries.

According to Julie Luht, Humanitas' director of education and training, the need for this course grew out of the trends in today's workplace. "Our research showed that health
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