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Self-Paced Online Classes   

The Center for Continued Nursing Learning at PLU is pleased to offer online, self-paced classes for the busy nurses who need contact hours. Participants can register at any time and will receive an email with information on how to complete the class on their own time.
These are not live sessions, but asynchronous sessions that are pre-recorded and the participants may view them in their own time. After completing the self-study, a questionnaire is completed that includes proof of knowledge questions. CCNL will provide each participant a Certificate of Completion when the requirements of the course are completed.
Once you have registered for a course, expect to see a link to the materials in the email you provided within a week.

Alternately, you can go directly to www.plu.edu/ccnl/self-study/ and select the workshop you would like to watch. To receive your contact hours:
  • Watch the complete video of your choice.
  • Fill out the corresponding questionnaire, answering quiz questions correctly.
  • Email ccnl@plu.edu to set up payment (if applicable).

  • You will receive your certificate via email. All asynchronous, self-paced courses are available online for 3 years from original presentation date unless otherwise noted.

     

    'End of Life' series $30.00
    ONLINE COURSE
    Instructor(s):  Francesca Stracke, DNP, ARNP, FNP-C, ACHPN
    Self Paced Course Contact Hours: 1.5
    Location: fully online

    Advance Care Planning and End of Lifecare, A Review for Healthcare Professionals 

    ONLINE, SELF-PACED WORKSHOP

    End of Life Series: Part 2

    How can providers integrate Palliative Care into active treatment? Discuss how nurses and providers start the conversation about end-of-life care, and how to assess if your patient (and their families) understand the difference between palliative care and hospice. This workshop will be led by a Palliative Care nurse practitioner who will give updates on new legislation regarding end-of-life care in WA state.

    This is a pre-recorded, online workshop with 1.5 nursing contact hours available.

     



     

    'End of Life' series $45.00
    ONLINE COURSE
    Instructor(s):  Rachel Haxtema, MDiv, MA, Carla Jolley, MN, ARNP, ANP-BC, AOCH, ACHPN
    Self Paced Course Contact Hours: 1.5
    Location: fully online

    The WA Death with Dignity Law, a Primer for Health Care Providers

    ONLINE, SELF-PACED WORKSHOP

    End of Life Series: Part 1

    Pre-recorded workshop for self-study. A review of the Death with Dignity Law in WA state for providers on how to better respect their patient's final wishes, what to do in a workplace/system that does not support the law, and common misconceptions about the law.


    1.5 contact hrs available

     



     

    Behavioral Health Concerns for Transgender Patients $30.00
    ONLINE COURSE
    Instructor(s):  Aytch Denaro, Tovah Fairshot
    Self Paced Course Contact Hours: 0.85
    Location: fully online

    Behavioral Concerns for Transgender Youth

    Learning objectives. Participants will better understand:

    • Trauma and gender diverse youth
    • How trauma affects the brain, body, and behavior
    • Gender Dysphoria and the brain
    • How to best support gender diverse youth

    There will also be a data dive of research and behavioral health conditions.

    This online, self-paced course was recorded as a part of Transgender Healthcare for Providers.

    Instructors:  Aytch Denaro, MSW, LICSW, Tovah Fairshot, MSEd



     

    Coping Tools for Nurses $35.00
    ONLINE COURSE
    Instructor(s):  Thomas Handlan, PhD
    Self Paced Course Contact Hours: 2
    Location: fully online

    Coping Tools for Nurses

    Pre-recorded, asynchronous workshop

    Discussion of the introductory method for coping skills, why this method typically doesn't work, and why it is necessary to become aware of patterns in order to change patterns.  Learn advanced methods to cope, including steps to increase your awareness in order to change behavior. Participants will leave with meaningful, powerful, useful techniques to use themselves and share with their patients. Discussion of ACEs and how our brain reacts to trauma.
     
    Nurses, nursing students, and other healthcare professionals are welcome to register for this class. 
    2.0 Contact Hours


     

    Primary Care for Gender Diverse Patients $30.00
    ONLINE COURSE
    Instructor(s):  Dr. Crystal Beal
    Self Paced Course Contact Hours: 1
    Location: fully online

    Primary Care for Gender Diverse Patients 

    ONLINE, SELF-PACED WORKSHOP

    Originally part of the Transgender Healthcare Day for Providers. Participants will learn best practices for supporting gender diverse patients and their families and how to identify and reduce the gaps in healthcare for the queer community.

    The instructor, Dr. Crystal Beal, is a queer and gender health physician, Board Certified in Family Medicine, and a dynamic instructor. They have completed additional training in queer and gender care and are excited to share this presentation with all of you. This pre-recorded workshop is work 1 nursing contact hour available for this offering.



     

    Scholarly Articles for Contact Hours $10.00
    ONLINE COURSE
    Instructor(s): 
    Self Paced Course Contact Hours: 0.5
    Location: fully online

     

    Scholarly Articles for Contact Hours

     

    Spotlighted scholarly articles for participants to study. 

    To receive contact hours, read the article, fill out the questionnaire, and pay the applicable fee.

    View articles HERE: plu.edu/ccnl/scholarlyarticles/



     

    Scholarly Articles for Contact Hours $25.00
    ONLINE COURSE
    Instructor(s): 
    Self Paced Course Contact Hours: 2
    Location: fully online

    Receive contact hours for all 4 articles at once here, without having to register for each separately! 

     

    Scholarly Articles for Contact Hours

     

    Spotlighted scholarly articles for participants to study. 

    To receive contact hours, read the article, fill out the questionnaire, and pay the applicable fee.

    View articles HERE: plu.edu/ccnl/scholarlyarticles/



     

    IUDs: the Ins and Outs from an Expert Clinician $50.00
    ONLINE COURSE
    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

    ONLINE, SELF-PACED WORKSHOP

    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.

     



     

    Keeping Kids in the Classroom -- Online Edition $30.00
    ONLINE COURSE
    Instructor(s):  Kathleen Richardson DNP, ARNP, FNP-C
    Self Paced Course Contact Hours: 1
    Location: fully online

    Kids and Anxiety

    ONLINE, SELF-PACED

    Learn to recognize anxiety in and help K-12 kids who suffer from anxiety that may manifest in different symptoms.
    This 1 hour online workshop is open to any nurse that works with K-12 age kids.


    Instructor: Kathleen Richardson, DNP, ARNP, FNP-C, ENP-BC, CEN, FAEN

    1 Contact Hour or 1 Clock Hour available
    ASYNCHRONOUS



     

    Keeping Kids in the Classroom -- Online Edition $30.00
    ONLINE COURSE
    Instructor(s):  Kristi Eilers, PMHNP
    Self Paced Course Contact Hours: 1.5
    Location: fully online

    Trauma-Informed Care

    ONLINE, SELF-PACED

    Using Trauma-Informed Care principles, with an emphasis on working with school-aged kids and a focus on the Adversity Childhood Experiences (ACEs) study. This online workshop is perfect for both School Nurses and for those working in pediatrics in these uncertain times.

    As part of our "Keeping Kids in the Classroom" series for school nurses, this workshop offers 1.5 in-service education clock hours. PLU offers the hours through the Professional Education and Certification Division of the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI), Olympia, WA. 

    Contact hours through ANCC are also available.

    1.5 Clock Hours (OSPI) or 1.5 Contact Hours
     



     

     
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    Continuing Education

    Phone: 253-535-7722
    Email: ce@plu.edu

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