RCTCLEARN.NET has been offering quality online training and continuing education in the homecare and hospice fields throughout the United States for more than 15 years. The online library – free with MHCA membership - consists of more than 30 continuing nursing education courses and approximately 70 courses for paraprofessional and other healthcare staff.
RCTC’s Allied Health Continuing Education Program Director and Primary Nurse Planner, Kathy Richie states, “RCTC has been an approved provider since 2011, which means boards of nursing in all 50 states will accept contact hours earned by nurses participating in our online continuing nursing education courses. This year, however, our approval came with a wonderful surprise. RCTC was granted ‘Approved Provider status with Distinction’ which, according to the approving agency, is not easily attained.”
Dr. Jennifer Wilson, Director of RCTC’s Business and Workforce Education Department, further explains the importance of program approval. “In education approval demonstrates the quality of the product we are providing to students and employers. Just like accreditation standards by the Higher Learning Commission for the College’s credit courses, certain qualifying industries require continuing education providers to meet specific approval standards. In this case, the recognition of ‘distinction’ shows that RCTC is not just meeting standards, but is routinely exceeding the quality expectations of the approving body. We are honored to receive this recognition.”
RCTC is dedicated to improving its online training and continuing education. As part of the process for ensuring provision of quality programs, the RCTCLEARN team recently created a customized learning management system (LMS) to house the courses. “The LMS will help to better meet the needs of today’s employees and employers,” notes Kristi Kiehne, RCTC’s E-Learning Specialist.
Dr. Wilson says, “Each year thousands of students enroll in these online classes, so increasing the capabilities for our business partners and for individuals who take the courses will increase the likelihood they will continue to use our services.”
“I want to commend my team for the great work they do each day to ensure that students and employers have access to quality training programs. It is a privilege to work with such a dedicated team, and it is even better when our approving partners also recognize the hard work of the team to guarantee RCTC is providing quality education,” notes Dr. Wilson.