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Continuing Medical/Nurse Education (CME/CNE)
Mission Statement

The mission of the Naval Medical Leader & Professional Development Command (NMLPDC), Continuing Education (CE) Program is to provide Navy physicians, nurses, and other healthcare providers the opportunity to expand their professional competence and proficiency to maintain high quality health care with the added ability to respond quickly to the changing needs of the medical officers in the Fleet and best accomplish the mission of Force Health Protection while maintaining the readiness of our nation’s maritime forces. Specifically, NMLPDC Continuing Education Program is charged with:
  • Facilitate the continuous learning process that keeps U.S. Navy physicians, nurses, other healthcare providers and other Department of Defense military and civilian providers professionally competent, despite variability in access to contemporary technologies and facilities.
  • Navy physicians, nurses, and other healthcare providers must also be prepared to meet the demands of the Navy and Marine Corps fighting forces, the Aviation and Submarine communities, shipboard populations, retirees, recruits, newborn babies and family members, as well as unique populations such as refugees during peace and war time.
  • All Navy providers are required to maintain licensure and are highly encouraged to maintain board certification, both of which require continuing education.
To meet this mission, the US Navy Continuing Education Program provides education based on identified gaps in knowledgecompetenceand performance on patient outcomes on three fronts:
  • Develop training that encompasses the entire spectrum of Navy medicine, ranging from combat casualty care to administration, leadership and environmental health issues, with updates in technology, managed care and other medical issues that are captured through lectures series, grand rounds, seminars, symposiums, advanced life support courses, enduring materials and internet based activities.
  • Centrally-planned education responsive to command requirements and the evolution of new guidelines and treatments in all of the major medical disciplines under the direction of the Naval Medical Leader & Professional Development Command and the Continuing Education Committee with the input of the chief specialty leaders for the Navy Surgeon-General.
  • Locally or regionally-planned education responsive to the needs of Navy medical treatment facilities (MTF) and their medical team leadership and under the direction of an Activity Director assigned to that MTF and its local CE committee.


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