Beverly Launches Online University for Healthcare Professionals

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Bradenton, Florida. Beverly Healthcare, a leading provider of healthcare services to the elderly, has launched Beverly University — an online continuing education program for its nursing home administrators and nurses. The proprietary Internet Learning Management System — located at http://www.BeverlyUniversity.com — was created by Care2Learn, a national provider of online continuing education for healthcare providers specific to the post-acute care industry. The courses are provided at no cost to the Beverly employees enrolled in order to assist them in maintaining their licenses. Contact Vikki Dibble -vikki@care2learn.com

Beverly Healthcare, a leading provider of healthcare services to the elderly, has launched Beverly University — an online continuing education program for its nursing home administrators and nurses.

The proprietary Internet Learning Management System — located at http://www.BeverlyUniversity.com — was created by Care2Learn, a national provider of online continuing education for healthcare providers specific to the post-acute care industry. The courses are provided at no cost to the Beverly employees enrolled in order to assist them in maintaining their licenses.

“Care2Learn’s wide ranging library of courses and in-service training programs give us an e-learning resource that is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week,” said Mike Jeffries, Vice President of Business Innovations at Beverly. “Over time, we will augment Care2Learn’s standard programming with our own customized training courses — all conveniently located on the same Web site.”

More than 1500 hours of accredited courses and in-service training programs currently are available to eligible Beverly staff. Another 100 hours of online training in production by Care2Learn will be added in the near future. The curriculum contains courses for nursing home administrators and nurses that help improve their skills and enable them to keep up-to-date on best practices.

“Continuing education is a critical component of Beverly’s commitment to quality care for its residents,” said Jeffries.

“E-Learning is a tremendous resource for health care professionals," said Laura More, one of Care2Learn’s founders. “The flexibility of the Internet gives the busy caretaker an easy, convenient and cost-effective way to stay current and maintain licensure. Being able to control where, when, and how long the training/learning takes place is invaluable.”

About Beverly Enterprises Inc.

Beverly Enterprises, Inc. and its operating subsidiaries are leading providers of healthcare services to the elderly in the United States. Beverly operates 356 skilled nursing facilities, as well as 18 assisted living centers and 44 hospice centers. Through Aegis Therapies, Beverly also offers rehabilitative services on a contract basis to facilities operated by other care providers. For further information visit http://www.BeverlyCares.com .

About Care2Learn

Care2Learn.com is the website of Bradenton, FL-based OnlineHealthNow. Founded in 2000 by clinical managers from the long-term care rehabilitation industry, Care2Learn provides learning management systems for healthcare groups with engaging, affordable, easy-to-use online continuing education. It has accredited continuing education for 16 healthcare disciplines allowing companies to accredit their own training if appropriate. Care2Learn serves companies and healthcare professionals worldwide. For further information visit our website at http://www.Care2Learn.com .

Contact: Vikki Dibble

404-550-2979

vikki@care2learn.com

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