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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-Refresher- Includes all 3 sections (complete course) $3,000.00
Instructor(s):  Shirley Aikin, RN, MSN
Dates:  4/15/2019 - 7/20/2019
See 'Meeting Days & Times' Below
Contact Hours: 0
CEUs: 0

Seats Available: 2
Location: Blended - Online & Ramstad,
Address: Pacific Lutheran University Tacoma, WA 98447

This course 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:

  • April, Self-directed independent online study modules
  • May 20-24, classroom content and lab skills
  • May-July, 160 hours Supervised clinical practice

Additional fees of approximately $250 for background check, clinical placement, and misc. other details.

Must complete all 3 sections to be eligible for certificate if inactive
Click Here for more details


Opioid Prescribing & Pain Management $0.00
Date:  4/6/2019-4/6/2019
Time: 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Contact Hours: 4.25
Seats Available: 46
Location: Pacific Grill Events & Catering,
Address: 1530 Pacific Ave Tacoma, WA 98402
This is a 4-hour training course focusing on safe prescribing of opioids for acute and chronic conditions. Includes 4.25-hour pharmacy CE. This course meets the educational requirements under HB 1427 for opioid prescribers in Washington State. Funding has been provided by the Washington State HRSA grant.
Satisfies the New WAC Requirement for ARNP’s
8:30 am-2:30 pm, 4.25 contact hrs
Includes breakfast & lunch Univ. Cntr Regency Rm
Click Here for WA Requirement Details
Sponsored by the ANEW HRSA Grant


Introduction to School Nursing $475.00
Instructor(s):  Rick Maloney, Janice Doyle
Date:  7/20/2019-7/21/2019
Time: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
OSPI Clock Hours: 30

Seats Available: 72
Location: Anderson University Center, Regency
Address: 12180 Park Avenue South Tacoma, WA 98447
New course format.
Approximately 16 hours online and 14 hours in class
Saturday and Sunday, July 20 & 21, 2019.
More details to follow
Check back for additional information


Partners In ARNP Education: Integrating Behavioral Health Into Primary Care $100.00
Date:  6/8/2019-6/8/2019
Time: 8:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Contact Hours: 4
Seats Available: 38
Location: Pacific Lutheran University (Room TBD),
Address: 12180 Park Ave S TACOMA, WA 98447
More Details to come.
Sponsored by: HRSA Advance Nursing Education Workforce Grant, HRSA-17-067

Free to current PLU Preceptors and ARNPs from SeaMar, CHI Franciscan, and Providence Medical Group Contact Dr. Kathy Richardson,, for waiver code or to volunteer.

Includes Breakfast


Foundations of Faith Community Nursing $535.00


Date:  2/28/2019 - 5/3/2019 Contact Hours/OSPI/CEUs/Credits: 20 / 0 / 0 / 0.00
Location: Anderson University Center,
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 certificate from Faith Community Nursing/Health Ministries Northwest is presented.

Register and pay by 2/1/19 for $55 discount. Use promo code Earlybird.

This class partners with Faith Community Nursing/Health Ministries Northwest and CHI Franciscan Health Congregational Health Ministries.
Due to class size, no other discounts available.
Meets 2/28/19, 3/1/19, and 5/3/19

2/28 & 3/1 : 8am-5:15pm UC 213 5/3 : 8am-2:15pm Karen H. P 201

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