Upcoming Courses

Classes for 2019 – 2020

January 10RN Refresher Online Informational Session

January 23, 24, 25: Advanced Practice Primary Care Procedures Workshop 
Suturing, Digital Blocks, Trigger Point Injection, Cyst Removal, and more.

January 31Pharmacotherapeutic Update for Providers
6 Contact Hours of Pharm credit

February 5RN Refresher Online Informational Session

February 15: Screening for Autism and Co-Occurring Behavioral Health Disorders in Primary Care  *FREE FOR PLU PRECEPTORS*
4.5 Contact Hours, 1 Pharm Credit
This course offers support for Primary Care Providers to become more familiar with recognizing symptoms of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in young children and adolescents/young adults as well as evaluating for co-occurring behavioral health challenges.

March 2 – July 31: RN Refresher Program
For both currently licensed and those in need of renewal
Includes: Online refresher, Lab Skills Refresher, and 160 Clinical hours
Click Here for more details https://www.plu.edu/ccnl/refresher/

March 14: Telehealth: Virtual Care Training  *FREE FOR PLU PRECEPTORS*
3.5 Contact Hours.
The course will cover telehealth history and current landscape of telehealth, telehealth modalities, advantages with telehealth care delivery and future implications, telehealth regulations and policies, clinical application of telehealth, how to conduct a virtual care visit, and virtual care competencies/etiquette.

March 14: ONLINE Telehealth: Virtual Care Training  *FREE FOR PLU PRECEPTORS*
3 Contact Hours.
The online version of telehealth course will cover telehealth history and current landscape of telehealth, telehealth modalities, advantages with telehealth care delivery and future implications, telehealth regulations and policies, clinical application of telehealth, how to conduct a virtual care visit, and virtual care competencies/etiquette.

March 14: The Rising Cost of Nursing D.U.E.S*FREE*
5 Contact Hours
Nursing D.U.E.S. (Desperately Using Everything but Sobriety) is a course designed for nurses, by nurses, to discuss issues related to substance use disorders (SUD) within the nursing profession.

March 28Holistic Opioid Addiction Prevention Program (HOAP) –  *FREE*
3.5 Contact Hours
Learn why chronic pain is so challenging to treat effectively and new ways to address and minimize pain.  Focus will be on avoiding or minimizing the use of opioid medications using both behavioral health and alternative pharmacologic therapies.

June – July: Intro to School Nursing
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: 10 hours between June 15 and July 6.
On campus sessions: July 10-11, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

April 24-25, May 1-2, May 9: Foundations of Faith Community Nursing
Become a Faith Community Nurse or Health Minister

Summer 2020: Join the Surgical Team
Learn more about Perioperative Nursing while receiving both didactic and clinical training.


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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.