Upcoming Courses

April – June 2020: Keeping Kids in the Classroom – Online Series, 1 Contact Hour or 1 Clock Hour each

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES)  – JUNE 8
This presentation will focus on the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) research. This groundbreaking study looked at how childhood adversity predicts for both medical and mental health challenges in adulthood.

June – July: Intro to School Nursing (ESA) 
24 OSPI Clock Hours
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: June 15 – July 6.
On-campus sessions: July 10-11.

September 2020: Foundations of Faith Community Nursing  — NEW TENTATIVE DATES
Become a Faith Community Nurse or Health Minister.


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Trauma-Informed Care – APRIL 13
Using Trauma-Informed Care principles in the schools. This one-hour online workshop is perfect for both School Nurses and for those working in pediatrics in these uncertain times.

School Scene Drugs and Effects  – APRIL 20
In this one-hour workshop, learn to identify current trends of drug use prevalent among adolescents, discuss the effects of drug use on the adolescent brain, discuss methods of marijuana consumption, and recognize behavioral indicators of use.

Intro to ADHD for School Professionals  – APRIL 27
A brief introduction to ADHD for school professionals. This online workshop provides either 1 Clock Hour or 1 Contact Hour, and is open to any nurse that works with K-12 age kids.

Telehealth 101 and Virtual Care Training –  April 29
With the increasing need and interest in telehealth, this Telehealth 101 course aims to give a general overview of telehealth to providers who are new to telehealth. The course reviews telehealth regulation and reimbursement – with COVID-19 policy updates, consideration for setting up a telehealth program and virtual care etiquette.

Kids and Anxiety  – MAY 4
Learn to recognize anxiety in and help K-12 kids who suffer from anxiety that may manifest in different symptoms.

Evidence-Based Practice (EBP)  – MAY 18
Evidence-based practice (EBP) an approach to nursing that helps provide the highest quality and most cost-efficient patient care possible.

RN Refresher – March through July
PLU’s RN Refresher program through the Center for Continued Nursing Learning prepares the inactive Registered Nurse for current employment with adult clients. This program meets the Washington State Professional Nursing requirements for the current practice set forth in the RCW and WAC, which are monitored by the Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission.

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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 continuing nursing education 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.