FAQs: Credit Type

CONTACT HOURS

60 minutes of an organized learning experience that is either didactic or clinical experience.  Contact hours are provided by the American Nurses Credentialing Center Commission on Accreditation (ANCC) and are applicable towards nursing certification renewal.

Pacific Lutheran University School of Nursing is an approved provider by the Washington State Nurses Association Continuing Education Approval & Recognition Program (CEARP), an accredited approver by the ANCC (PENDING).

CLOCK HOURS

For each 60 minutes of approved in-service education including reasonable time for breaks and passing time, one continuing education credit hour shall be granted.  Clock hours are provided by the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) and are applicable towards ESA Certification AND nursing certification renewal through ANCC.

Pacific Lutheran University School of Nursing is an approved provider of inservice education clock hours by the Professional Education and Certification Division, OSPI, Olympia, WA.

ACADEMIC CREDIT

Selected Pacific Lutheran University CCNL educational offerings are offered for optional academic credit.  At the discretion of a college or university, this optional credit may be used as an elective in graduate study.  To receive academic credit, an additional fee and assignment are required.  An official PLU transcript is available at http://www.plu.edu/student-services/transcripts.  Academic credit is also applicable towards ESA Certification AND nursing certification renewal through ANCC.

FAQs: Registration

REGISTRATION

Registration must be submitted one business day prior to the course start date. Registration submitted after this date will incur a $100 late fee. No registration will be accepted after the fifth business day from the course start date (if applicable). Please refer to the program information webpage for specific registration dates and deadlines.

PAYMENT

Payment in full is due at the time of registration. To pay by credit card, please call our office at 253-535-7683.  Payment by check or money order can be mailed to:

Center for Continued Nursing Learning
Pacific Lutheran University
12180 Park Avenue South
Tacoma, WA 98447

WITHDRAWAL / REFUND

Notification of withdrawal must be completed via the CCNL Withdrawal Form (available at www.plu.edu/ccnl). A full refund will be provided up to two business days prior to the course start date. A full refund less a $100 processing fee will be provided two business days prior to the course start date. Fees are non-refundable after the course start date. Please refer to the program information webpage for specific withdrawal dates and deadlines.

CANCELLATION

A course or program may be cancelled due to low registration. In this instance, registered students will be contacted in advance and options will be discussed.