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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:


RN Re-Entry- PreRegistration $0.00
Date:  4/2/2018
Time: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Contact Hours: 0
CEUs: 0

Seats Available: 4
Location: Pacific Lutheran University (Room TBD),
Address: 12180 Park Ave S TACOMA, WA 98447

Pre-Registration wait list. New revised course!

April- Online modules for nursing specialty areas. Approximately 40 hours specialty and 10 hours core concepts

July- In class lab skills refresher and clinicals begin

Includes 160 clinical hours

Washington State approved refresher course. Successful completion of the course is required for return to active status of a Registered Nurse/Licensed Practical Nurse license that has been inactive or lapsed three or more years.

Estimate of $3,100 for cost of course, plus lab and registration feesLimited Available Seats

This is the tentative planned date for opening the online course for the 40 hours specialty areas & 15 hours core concepts.

Foundations of Faith Community Nursing $410.00
Date:  4/19/2018
Time: 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Contact Hours: 20

Seats Available: 27
Location: Ramstad Hall, 202
Address: 12180 Park Avenue South Tacoma, WA 98447

Experience a two and a half day program of presentations, small group experiences, interactive work and play, meditation and creative workshops. This in-class education course along with a 20 hour online module offered by Concordia University is designed to help the parish nurse learn to model health and to promote health and healing. After successful completion of both the online and in class work, a Faith Community Nursing or Health Ministry Certificate is presented.

Register by April 5th for 10% discount. Use promo code Earlybird.

This class partners with Faith Community Nursing/Health Ministries Northwest and CHI Franciscan Health Congregational Health Ministries.
Discounts available to PLU Alumni, call for promo code.

Class meets:
April 19 & 20, 8:00 - 5:30 and
June 29, 8:00 - 1:30

Gender Identity: Essential Skills for Healthcare Professionals $175.00
Date:  4/25/2018
Time: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Contact Hours: 6
CEUs: 0

Seats Available: 37
Location: Anderson University Center, 133
Address: 12180 Park Avenue South Tacoma, WA 98447
First half of the workshop will be a joint session with "Gender Identity: Essential Skills for Educators", with healthcare-specific breakout sessions in the afternoon.

Contact Hours listed are non-WSNA ANCC Contact Hours.


2018 PLU School of Nursing Student & Faculty Research Day $10.00
Date:  5/18/2018
Time: 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Contact Hours: 5
CEUs: 0

Seats Available: 119
Location: Anderson University Center, CK East
Address: 12180 Park Avenue South Tacoma, WA 98447
A variety of student and faculty nursing research projects on display and lecture presentations. Includes project by BSN, MSN, and DNP students. Topics to be announced.
Lunch and refreshments provided.


Welcome to the Surgical Team - Perioperative Nursing $1,600.00
Date:  6/11/2018
Time: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Contact Hours: 131.5

Seats Available: 10
Location: Ramstad Hall,
Address: 12180 Park Avenue South Tacoma, WA 98447
Open to community RNs and nursing students who have completed Junior 1 or higher level education. The course will consist of lecture, independent study, lab and three weeks of clinical experiences.
Course dates:
June 11-15: Classroom and Lab
June 18-July 6: Clinical experience

Additional Fees for Books and Fees approx. $300

Course dates: June 11-15: Classroom and Lab June 18-July 6: Clinical experience

Partners in ARNP Education: Optimal Care Transitions $130.00
Date:  6/9/2018
Time: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Contact Hours: 6.5
CEUs: 0

Seats Available: 40
Location: Ramstad Hall, Room 206
Address: 12180 Park Avenue South Tacoma, WA 98447
More Details to come.
Sponsored by: HRSA Advance Nursing Education Workforce Grant, HRSA-17-067

Discounts available and free to current and spring 2018 PLU preceptors, PLU ARNP Faculty, AND any ARNP working at SeaMar, CHI Franciscan and Providence Medical Group.  Contact Dr. Teri Woo, for waiver code or to volunteer.


Introduction to School Nursing $525.00
Dates:  7/11/2018 - 7/14/2018
See 'Meeting Days & Times' Below
Contact Hours or OSPI Clock Hours: 28 or 30
Seats Available: 46
Location: Anderson University Center, 133
Address: 12180 Park Avenue South Tacoma, WA 98447

8:00 AM - 4:30 PM 7/11/2018-7/14/2018
Save 10% Before 7/2 - with Early Bird discount - use Early1 code at checkout- $525 After 7/1

28 Contact hours or 30 clock hours
2 Academic credit hours available. Please sign up using Academic class section.


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