Seminars and Workshops
The College of Nursing Continuing Education Unit provides leadership and content expertise for a wide variety of seminars and workshops each year. Utilizing the expertise of our faculty and its resources, program topics are developed based on learner needs. These workshops are open to faculty, students and University affiliates.
College of Nursing Grand Rounds
The Faculty Practice Committee of the College of Nursing provides Grand Rounds on a variety of topics three times annually in sessions provided by advanced practice faculty. Topics are aligned with current practice initiatives and the needs expressed by learners who participate. These sessions are one hour in length, often provided during the lunch hour to facilitate attendance by busy practitioners.Topics center on current evidence based practice guidelines and interventions for advanced practice providers caring for individuals with multiple complex, chronic health conditions. Students welcome.
Rural Health Grand Rounds
The Michigan Center for Rural Health and the Michigan State University College of Nursing are joint providers of educational offerings in conferences and Rural Health Grand Rounds sessions. Conferences occur twice annually and cover a variety of topics relevant to practitioners in rural settings. Topics for Grand Rounds include geriatric, nursing, pharmacy, oral health, psychiatry and special topics. The MSU College of Nursing provides content experts in education, practice and research as well as continuing nursing education contact hours for sessions that are applicable to nursing through the planning process for each event.
Online Learning Workshop
The Online Learning Workshop is provided twice each year, in April and July. Students admitted to College of Nursing fall programs for RN-BSN, MSN-CNS and NP tracts, and DNP and PhD are invited to attend. The content has been arranged to facilitate success in online programs and highlight the support of the College of Nursing and the University in the educational journey. Features of the workshop include:
- Faculty and student expectations for online learning
- Desire to Learn: navigation and practice in the learning management system
- Online research strategies and library resources
- Resources, strategies and tips for success
- Writing Center: resources for online students
The workshop has two components:
- Face to face portion and
- Independent study (homework) piece that will be completed after the workshop
Instructions and hands-on practice will occur in the face to face session guided by faculty and other University experts. The homework “assignments” of the workshop include completing a literature search and uploading findings in a discussion forum; a goals writing assignment and a library review quiz. Students will have one week from the workshop to complete these items. Participants are eligible for 5.0 contact hours of CNE for the face to face workshop, and additional contact hours for completed homework. Faculty are available to provide support throughout the process of completing workshop requirements.
Additional Seminars and Workshops Include:
Sigma Theta Tau Alpha Psi Chapter
In February, the Alpha Psi Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau, an international honor society of nursing in the College of Nursing at Michigan State University, hosts a continuing nursing education (CNE) session with the focus on pain and pain symptom management that provides one contact hour of CNE. The focus of the pain presentation is aligned with the needs of learners who are members of Alpha Psi Chapter. This session is open to all registered nurses regardless of Chapter membership or faculty status in the College of Nursing. Guests are encouraged to attend.
Topics by Request
Ethics, chronic conditions, pain management, interprofessional education, precepting, and more.
Capital Area Case Management Council
The Capital Area Case Management Council (CACMC) is a mid-Michigan based organization for case managers (registered nurses and social workers) established in 2006. Designed by peers, the quarterly meeting presentations provide continuing nursing education contact hours through a joint provider agreement with the MSU College of Nursing Continuing Education. Topics at the quarterly meetings address issues of case management practice aligned with the needs of this group of professionals. The CACMC meetings provide networking opportunities, educational programming and CNE contact hours for eligible registered nurses.
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