Through Gannett Education, the largest providership of continuing nursing education, Gannett Healthcare Group provides educational activities for professional healthcare professionals across the US and internationally. Our belief is that, as adult learners, nurses and allied health professionals should be able to choose their venues for learning. Therefore, Gannett Education offers the widest variety of educational activities through the following product lines and services:
Extensive Content Development
Gannett Education courses are developed to be original, practical, useful, and informative, yet innovative and entertaining. Along with a full array of common topics, we look to create courses on important subjects that have been missed or undercovered — what nurses and allied health professionals need to know before they know they need to know it. Several new courses are published every month, and we are constantly reviewing and revising our existing inventory.
CE Direct, Gannett Education's corporate education program, is a direct extension of our mission to enrich the professional lives of nurses and allied health professionals. By partnering with committed employers, Gannett Education is providing the opportunity for continued professional improvement and career advancement to more nurses and other clinical staff than ever before.
Blending the efficiencies of Internet-based e-learning with time-tested instructional models such as our magazine courses, CE Direct provides healthcare organizations with a variety of true multimedia self-study options with almost no additional time or effort on the part of their education team. With a CE Direct package, self-study is just that — study done by oneself, without the assistance of others. CE Direct staff handles all the evaluations, tracking, and distribution of CE certificates, freeing up the education team to do more educating and less paperwork.
Gannett Healthcare Group is a nursing and healthcare communications company and the largest print and electronic publisher of news and information for registered nurses. Gannett Healthcare Group publishes Nurse.com, Nurse.com Nursing Spectrum, Nurse.com NurseWeek, Today in PT, TodayinPT.com, Today in OT, and TodayinOT.com. Our mission is to enrich the professional lives of nurses and other healthcare professionals and to celebrate their unique contributions to society. Our core products include Nurse.com plus ten regional nursing magazines, more than a dozen annual professional development and nursing specialty guides, and the largest continuing education providership in nursing. Additional products and services include career fairs, web sites, consulting services and an award-winning seasonal television program.
“Our mission is to enrich the professional lives of nurses and other healthcare professionals and to celebrate their unique contributions to society.”
Gannett Healthcare Group is a nursing and healthcare communications company and the largest print and electronic publisher of news and information for registered nurses and allied healthcare professionals. Our core products include Nurse.com, Nurse.com Nursing Spectrum, Nurse.com NurseWeek, Today in PT and TodayinPT.com, Today in OT and TodayinOT.com, and PearlsReview plus more than a dozen annual professional development and nursing specialty guides, and the largest continuing education providership in nursing. Additional products and services include career fairs and nursing recognition awards.
Gannett Healthcare Group is headquartered in Hoffman Estates, IL and is a division of Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI). Gannett is a leading international news and information company that publishes daily newspapers in the United States and the UK, including USA TODAY. The company also owns nearly 1,000 non-daily publications, 23 television stations and hundreds of leading web sites including USATODAY.com, one of the most popular news sites on the Web.
In 1988, Kevin Smyth, an entrepreneur and human resources professional, had the idea to publish a free magazine for registered nurses. Kevin and a small group of investors formed Morningstar Publishing, Inc., and he became the founding publisher of Nursing Spectrum, a biweekly publication for RNs in the Chicago area. Nursing Spectrum experienced immediate success during the height of the nursing shortage in the late 1980s. The magazine's colorful, simple format and articles written by local RNs appealed to nurses. The combination of "faces and places you know," and the most local RN employment listings, along with outstanding "news you can use," fueled the magazine's growth. Nursing Spectrum's success in Chicago was replicated almost yearly with subsequent magazine launches in New York/New Jersey, Washington, DC/Baltimore, Florida, and Philadelphia.
In May 1994, Gannett acquired Morningstar Publishing and Nursing Spectrum became a part of Gannett Satellite Information Network, Inc. Now with the resources of a Fortune 500 Company, Nursing Spectrum continued to grow with the launch of a New England edition and one of the first web sites for RNs - NursingSpectrum.com.
In February 2004, Gannett acquired the NurseWeek brand from Jobson Publishing. NurseWeek was founded in 1979 by Dennis and Cle Riordan as a provider of continuing education for RNs. Their mission: "to improve patient care through nursing education". In 1986, their education catalog had evolved into a magazine serving California's registered nurses. By 2003, NurseWeek offered an array of continuing education products, magazines, web sites, career fairs, and other services for RNs spanning 28 states (primarily west of the Mississippi River).
The union of Nursing Spectrum and NurseWeek brought together two of the most respected brands in healthcare trade publishing, along with two very talented groups of people. After a period of integration, the company's name was changed from Nursing Spectrum to Gannett Healthcare Group in order to create an umbrella under which new allied health brands such as Today in PT could be launched.