Upcoming Courses

October 5-24, 2020: Intro to School Nursing (ESA)  IN PROGRESS
Blended ESA course to prepare for the initial Educational Staff Associate Initial Certification as a School Nurse, approved by the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI).
Online hours: Self-Paced October 5 – Oct 16, live Stream Video Conference: October 17, on-Campus: October 24.
24 OSPI Clock Hours available

October 29, 7pm: Understanding Prader Willi Syndrome
This is a FREE webinar for Nurse Practitioners and students of the profession.
This 60-minute webinar aims to increase the Nurse Practitioner’s familiarity, knowledge, and clinical suspicion of the rare neurodevelopmental genetic multisystem disorder – Prader Willi Syndrome (PWS).
1 Contact Hour available

November 7, 9am: WA State Telehealth Updates
Learn what’s new in Washington State on Telehealth for nurses, the latest information from the state of WA regarding Telehealth, and the newly announced attestation that will be required in 2021 under Senate bill 6061.
1.5 Contact Hours available

November 12, 7pm: Plant-Based Diet: Education and Resources for Providers
The number of patients on Plant-Based Diets (PBD) is increasing. This online workshop will discuss current research on the effect PBD has on health and provide resources to manage and teach patients about PBD.
1 Contact Hour

November 14, 9am: A Foundation in TelePrecepting
This class is free to Current PLU Preceptors and open to any nurses who are considering precepting.
This offering provides participants the opportunity to learn about precepting students when using telehealth by providing clinical oversight and support for students in a virtual healthcare environment.  Participants will learn about the different teleprecepting models and how they can be implemented in graduate, undergraduate, and fellowship programs.  This is an introductory course.
1.5 Contact Hours available

POSTPONED UNTIL SPRING: Trauma-Informed Care — Creating a Trauma-Informed Practice
Free for current PLU Preceptors.
This 90-minute workshop will cover how trauma influences patients and how trauma-informed care can be individualized to the practice setting.
Steps and resources will be shared for adopting trauma-informed care into your nursing profession.
Email ccnl@plu.edu for more information about future dates.
1.5 Contact Hours available


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Holistic Opioid Addiction Prevention Program (HOAP) – MARCH 28
Rising Cost of Nursing DUES – MARCH
Trauma-Informed Care – APRIL 13
School Scene Drugs and Effects  – APRIL 20
Intro to ADHD for School Professionals  – APRIL 27
Telehealth 101 and Virtual Care Training –  April 29
Kids and Anxiety  – MAY 4Evidence-Based Practice (EBP)  – MAY 18
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES)  – JUNE 8
June – July: Intro to School Nursing (ESA) – JUNE & JULY
RN Refresher — MAR-AUG
Foundations of Faith Community Nursing — SEPT 12-26
Understanding Prader Willi Syndrome – OCT 8

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Continuing Nursing Education Class

Provider Approval:

Pacific Lutheran University Center for Continued Nursing Learning (PLU CCNL) is approved as a provider of nursing
continuing professional development by Montana Nurses Association, an accredited approver with distinction by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

In addition, PLU CCNL is a provider of in-service education clock hours by Professional Education and Certification Division of the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI), Olympia, WA.

Expanding your horizons

The Center for Continued Nursing Learning (CCNL) provides excellent continuing education for nurses and other interested health care professionals. We offer multiple programs which provide the opportunity to gain contact hours, clock hours, and academic credit.

Our professional and educational standards, our innovative responses to changing health care markets and our distinguished history of educating students for lives of service have earned the Pacific Lutheran University School of Nursing, and its Center for Continuing Nursing Learning, a reputation for excellence in the Pacific Northwest. We invite you to become a part of our tradition.

CCNL provides quality educational opportunities in the form of workshops, seminars, and short- and long-term courses which will enable registered nurses and other health professionals to increase their knowledge and skills and ultimately improve health care for society.