Continuing Education Consortium (CEC) - Our Mission
CEC's mission is to provide clinical education focused on improving the care of patients and encouraging evidence-based practice, (EBP) throughout our community and beyond. In collaboration with expert Nurse Educators, Clinical Nurse Specialists and bedside nurses, the Continuing Education Consortium provides community standard education for entry level nurses and continuing education for nurses and technicians at all levels of practice.
Over 30 years ago, the Continuing Education Consortium was formed from a unique group of Sacramento Area hospital administrators, educators, and Clinical Nurse Specialists. The goal was to create an educational association that crossed competitive hospital lines, all in an effort to improve the education of nurses in the Sacramento community. Upon starting the program, the immediate goal was to provide an affordable standard for Critical Care and rhythm interpretation educational programs. As it is understood that nurses frequently move between Sacramento hospitals, these programs provided a known level of education provided by local clinical experts. In the early years, the administration of the programs rotated through each hospital, but to limit the interruption of services, the rotations ended in the 1990's.
CEC Current Day
Today, CEC offers a variety of courses for Nurses and Technicians with discounted rates available for employees of the original 19 hospitals that helped create our Consortium. The content for each program is supported by a community standard agreed on by the hospitals in the greater Sacramento Area and our faculty are clinical experts who are passionate about providing education, as they utilize evidence based practices that improve the care of our patients. Now hosted by Dignity Health, our faculty of independent educators provide training at our central Sacramento location of 1700 Tribute Road, providing a convenient location with plenty of free parking. The Consortium continues to evolve to meet the needs within our area and we would love to hear from you, if you have suggested educational topics or class ideas. We look forward to seeing, or hearing from you soon!