About the Twin Cities Health Professionals Education Consortium
Who We Are...
TCHP, or the Twin Cities Health Professionals Education Consortium, is a collaboration between Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis VA Health Care System, Minnesota Veterans Homes to provide education for professional employees at each institution.
Our mission is to provide excellent education that is congruent with the philosophy, patient population, and educational needs of today's health care professionals in our member hospitals.
Where We Are Located...
We are in Hennepin County Medical Center, Shapiro Building. Address: 701 Park Avenue, Mailcode SL220, Minneapolis, MN 55415. Please call for directions to our office if you need them: 612.873.2225.
How to Join the Consortium...
If you are interested in joining, either as an individual, small health care organization, or a larger organization, we have options for you to join. Click to get a brochure.
- Full Membership (larger organizations)
- Associate Membership (smaller organizations)
- Individual Membership
Contact Hour Information...
All TCHP programs are developed to meet the contact hour requirements as set forth by the Minnesota Board of Nursing and the ANCC Commission on Accreditation. The Minnesota Board of Nursing does not approve or disapprove individual education programs.
The Twin Cities Health Professionals Education Consortium is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Wisconsin Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
For Minnesota Board of Nursing
For Nurses Needing ANCC-Approved
|The definition of a contact hour is 50 minutes of an organized learning activity; excluding breaks, announcements, viewing exhibits, lunch, etc. The minimum number of contact hours is one. After the first hour, fractions of the 50 minute hour must be calculated (i.e., every 5 minutes of additional time is one-tenth of a contact hour). Pro-rated contact hours are available when content is missed.||
The definition of a contact hour is 60 minutes of an organized learning activity; excluding breaks, announcements, viewing exhibits, lunch, etc. The minimum number of contact hours is .50. After the first half-hour, fractions of the 60 minute hour must be calculated to the nearest 1/100th. Criteria for successful completion: Participants must attend the ENTIRE activity and complete an evaluation in order to achieve the objective and receive ANCC-approved contact hours.
Individual professionals are responsible for correctly representing their contact hours on their certificate. If you are from a discipline that calculates contact hours differently, you will need to adjust your contact hours on your renewal form. As per the ANCC policy, attendance at the entire program, along with completion of an evaluation, is required for successful program completion and awarding of contact hours.