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Preceptor Workshop Series   

PLU School of Nursing Sim Lab

We are pleased to offer a series of Partners in ARNP workshops.

Who Should Enroll

Open to all nurses and Free to PLU nurse practitioner preceptors, as a part of the School of Nursing's HRSA ANEW grant (HRSA-19-003). If you are interested in precepting a nurse practitioner student in your primary care setting, contact Jennifer Bolin

Credential/Accreditation Information

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. 


IUDs: the Ins and Outs from an Expert Clinician $50.00
Instructor(s):  Bob Smithing, MSN, FNP, FAANP
Self Paced Course Contact Hours: 2
Location: fully online

IUDs: Selection, Insertion, Removal, Problem Solving, & Patient Education

Instructor: Bob Smithing, MSN, FNP, FAANP


Participants learn correct methods for administering a cervical block, inserting the five currently available IUDs (Paragard, Liletta, Mirena, Kyleena, and Skyla), and matching the most appropriate IUD with their patient.
Participants can register at any time and will receive an email within 1 business day containing information on how to complete the class on their own time. This is an asynchronous session.
2.0 Contact hours available, including 1.5 Pharm Credits.



Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Series $45.00
Self Paced Course Contact Hours: 1.5
Location: fully online

Incivility in the HealthCare Workplace: Bullying and Bias


Learning Topics:

  • discussion of lateral violence and microaggressions/bullying in healthcare
  • reflection about the root of incivility and why the healthcare culture accepts bullying
  • analysis of group dynamics and healthcare hierarchical leadership power structures that promote incivility and unacceptable behavior
  • dialogue of strategies to survive & thrive
  • choosing a role to change behaviors and culture

The workshop will reference "The Dauntless Nurse" by M. Griffin, K. Bartholomew, and A. Robbins.


Partners in ARNP Education: SBIRT - Screening Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment $65.00
Instructor(s):  Carrie Ann Matyac, DNP, ARNP, FNP-BC, DelRene Davis, DNP FNP-C
Self Paced Course Contact Hours: 4.75
Location: fully online

SBIRT: Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral for Treatment

Part 1 instructor: Carrie Ann Matyac, DNP, ARNP, FNP-BC

SBIRT and Motivational Interviewing 

Part 2 instructor:  DelRene Davis DNP FNP-C

 This course is for all nurses, nursing students, and nurse practitioners who want to learn how to  Integrate Substance Use Disorder, Screening, and Assessment into their practice. Both sections of the SBIRT course are included in one price.

4.75 contact hours, 2 pre-recorded workshop for self-study


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