Northeastern Infection Control Educators (NICE)

In 1990, the New Jersey State Department of Health in conjunction with the Northern New Jersey and Southern New Jersey Chapters of APIC set out to design an affordable and locally accessible course and resource materials that would prepare the new Infection Preventionist to perform their duties.  Working on this collaborative, they brought in local experts in the various aspects of infection prevention to help develop program content and serve as faculty.

The "Basic Course" is offered twice annually, during the spring and fall, at the New Jersey Hospital Association in Princeton, New Jersey. The course attracts participants from across the United States as well as internationally.

The facilitators of this course were honored in 2010 as one of APIC's Heroes of Infection Prevention and an APIC Difference Maker in 2013.  To view the video that was shown at the APIC Conference: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6fi0Lk91w4U

Update: The April 2021 NICE Basic Course is now open for registration. 

Thank you for your interest in the Northeastern Basic Course for Principles of Infection Prevention and Control.  There still continues to be uncertainty as far as public gatherings in 2021 due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The April 2021 course is being offered online.

Description: This course is designed to prepare the new Infection Preventionist or person responsible for Infection Prevention and Control to perform the duties required in various types of healthcare settings.

Dates: Available to start course online beginning April 12, 2021 and must be completed by June 11, 2021.

Cost: $350.00

Registration is open from February 15, 2021 to April 2, 2021.  Register at: https://www.elearningconnex.com/courses/nice-2021-basic-course-for-principles-of-infection-prevention-and-control/

CH's: This activity has been submitted to New Jersey Department of Health Communicable Disease Service for approval to award contact hours.  The New Jersey Department of Health is an accredited approver by the American Nurses credentialing Center (ANCC) Commission on Accreditation. You must also have or set up an account with New Jersey Learning Management Network (NJLMN).  https://njlmn.njlincs.net. NJLMN is the providership of contact hours. You must have a NJLMN account by Friday 4/2/2021 when registration closes.

If you have any questions, please reach out to us at: [email protected]