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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 Pacific Lutheran University’s School of Nursing and the 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.


Browse all offerings open for registration or click to go directly to specific course/program pages:


Keeping Kids in the Classroom -- Online Edition $30.00
Dates:  4/13/2020 - 4/13/2020
Seats Available: 19
Contact Hours: 1
CEUs: 1
Location: fully online
Trauma-Informed Care

Rebecca Allen, PhD, ARNP
This 1-hour online workshop is perfect for both School Nurses and for those working in pediatrics in these uncertain times. Strategies to help patients and family members manage threat stimuli, defense responses, and survival circuits will be discussed.

1 Contact Hour or 1 Clock Hour
April 13, 1pm


Keeping Kids in the Classroom -- Online Edition $30.00
Dates:  4/20/2020 - 4/20/2020
Seats Available: 16
Contact Hours: 1
CEUs: 1
Location: fully online
School Scene Drugs and Effects

Kathy Richardson, DNP, ARNP, FNP-C, ENP-BC, CEN, FAEN
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.

1 Contact Hour or 1 Clock Hour available
April 20, 1 pm


Foundations of Faith Community Nursing $535.00
Date:  4/25/2020-5/23/2020
Time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Contact Hours: 36.5
Seats Available: 12
Location: Pacific Lutheran University (Room TBD),
Address: 12180 Park Ave S TACOMA, WA 98447
The American Nurses Association recognizes faith community nursing as a specialty in nursing. Foundations of Faith Community Nursing holds the spiritual dimension as central to its practice.
Experience five days of presentations, small group experiences, interactive work and play, meditation and creative workshops. This face-to-face education course is designed to help the faith community nurse learn to model and promote health and healing.
- April 24 - 25
- May 1 - 2
- May 9
Scholarships are available! Email for information.


Introduction to School Nursing: includes in class and online $475.00
Date:  6/15/2020-7/11/2020
Time: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
OSPI Clock Hours: 24

Seats Available: 20
Location: Pacific Lutheran University (Room TBD),
Address: 12180 Park Ave S TACOMA, WA 98447
School nursing is a specialized practice that advances the well-being and health of students in the K-12 school-age population. Our blended class combines the best of independent and in-class learning, allowing participants more flexibility without sacrificing quality or content. This course prepares you for the Educational Staff Associate Initial Certification as a School Nurse.
This course is approved by the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) for meeting the requirements for initial certification as a School Nurse.
  • Online hours: 10 hours between June 15 and July 6.
  • On Campus sessions: July 10-11, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

  • Blended course, online and on campus

RN Refresher - Online Only $950.00


Date:  3/2/2020 - 3/2/2020 Contact Hours/OSPI/CEUs/Credits: 0 / 0 / 0 / 0.00
Location: Pacific Lutheran University (Room TBD),
Address: 12180 Park Ave S TACOMA, WA 98447
This is part one of a course that prepares the inactive Registered Nurse for current employment with adult clients. Meets the WA State Professional Nursing requirements for the current practice set forth in the RCW and WAC. Requirements are monitored by the Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission.

Program Format:
  • March 2, Self-directed independent online study modules. Must be completed by mid-May. Approximately 50 hours Required that all students who register have access to a computer, Wi-Fi, and the ability to download documents and send emails. You will receive a login registration to view the modules and track your modules and completion through Sakai, our online learning system.

  • *Must complete all 3 sections to complete state requirements.*


Contact Information
Center for Graduate and
Continuing Education

Phone: 253-535-7722

Center for Graduate and
Continuing Education
12180 Park Avenue S.
Tacoma, WA 98447