- Lifelong Learning
- Certificate Courses
- Online Offerings
- Seminars and Workshops
- Joint Provider Agreements
Continuing Nursing Education Focuses on Lifelong Learning Supported by Evidence Based Research and Practice
As one of the leading centers for nursing education in the nation, the MSU College of Nursing Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) Provider Unit draws on the teaching expertise, education, and practice experience of faculty in bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs.
Content areas include faculty development for nurses in:
- Acute care
- Ambulatory care
- Rural health
- Academic settings
We enhance nursing knowledge on topics such as pain management, case/care coordination, elder care, health promotion, behavioral health, and new models of care delivery.
Specific population foci include youth, adults, and older adults with emphasis on health promotion, disease and injury prevention, and treatment of chronic health conditions.
Programs may consist of one hour “lunch and learn” sessions, multiple hour workshops, or one and two day conferences. Face-to-face and independent study options are available depending on the needs of the audience.
Accreditation: Michigan State University College of Nursing (OH-294, 08/01/18) is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Ohio Nurses Association (OBN-001-91), an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
The Michigan State University College of Nursing RN Refresher Course is NO longer admitting new students effective September 2, 2016. Currently enrolled students in the program will continue to progress as planned. A phase out approach will be conducted over 12 months, such that all students will be completed with course requirements by August 31, 2017 at which time the program will be closed. Currently enrolled students will receive specific communication with information about their individual end date.
For questions, please contact 517-353-3393 or email: Nurse.CE@hc.msu.edu
Join colleagues at the Case Management Conference and learn from nationally recognized experts about strategies that case managers can use to enhance practice in this challenging healthcare environment.
This conference is attended by nurses and social work case managers with many years or only a few years’ experience in the role of care coordination as a case manager. Conference planning is a collaboration of nursing and social work case management professionals to provide current, relevant content each year.
Pain management is a rapidly evolving field that affects a wide variety of patients in various settings. The Conference on Pain brings together experts from around the country to explore issues related to pain management using current, evidence-based practice. National and regional experts will share their perspectives on managing pain across varying populations and settings including neonates to the elderly and acute care to home settings.
This conference is attended by health professionals engaged in assisting in the alleviation of pain and providing symptom relief using current evidence based strategies. Conference planning is a collaboration of professionals from Saint Joseph Mercy Health System, Michigan State University College of Nursing, Henry Ford Health System, University of Michigan Health System and Wayne State University College of Nursing.
Additional Continuing Education Conferences in Michigan:
Michigan Premier Public Health Conference http://www.malph.org/news/michigans-premier-public-health-conference
Public Health is a complex system which protects people from unsafe or hazardous conditions and provides methods of promoting good health and preventing disease. The Michigan Premier Public Health Conference is the primary annual conference for public health professionals in Michigan, bringing together academic, state, and local agencies, along with other public health organizations, that share the conference goal to promote professional development, innovation, best practices, partnerships, information sharing and mutual support among all parts of the public health system.
- Michigan Rural Health Conference- Spring Conference http://www.mcrh.msu.edu/events/events2.html
This conference is designed to be of interest to a wide range of rural health advocates including community leaders, administrators, board members, public health officials, physicians, physician assistants, nurse and nurse practitioners from hospitals, rural health clinics, federally qualified health centers, local health departments and others interested in the development of healthcare in their community.
- Critical Access Hospital Conference http://www.mcrh.msu.edu/events/CAH%20Conference.html
This annual conference provides content specific for rural health providers, administrators, quality managers, network partners and organization partners in the fall each year.
Complementary Therapies in Pain Management
Complementary therapies encompass many modalities so it is difficult to include a photo that incorporates all types: Mind-body: meditation/ guided imagery, mindfulness; manipulative methods: yoga, reflexology; energy therapies: therapeutic touch, Reiki; whole medical systems: acupuncture, acupressure.
This self-paced continuing education offering is intended to provide registered nurses with an overview of pain and the use of complementary therapies in pain management. This program will meet the State of Michigan requirement for 1.0 contact hour of Clinical Nursing Education (CNE) in pain management.
Integrative Healthcare for Pain and Stress
This self-paced continuing education offering is intended to allow registered nurses to experience three integrative modalities for chronic pain, realizing their application and value to address underlying dis-regulation processes in the body for patients, and to improve their self-care strategies.
This course satisfies the requirement for 1.0 contact hour of CNE in pain and pain symptom management for relicensure in the state of Michigan.
Pain Management: Expanding Your Knowledge
This self-paced continuing education offering is intended to provide registered nurses with current, evidence-based content to improve the management of pain. This course will identify challenges and opportunities in pain management. Further, it will describe evidence-based practice changes that can be implemented to improve patient comfort.
This program complies with the RN licensure renewal requirement in the state of Michigan and provides 1.33 contact hour of CNE in pain and pain symptom management.
Introduction to Reflexology
Reflexology is a practice based on the principles that there are reflexes in the feet and hands that correspond to all organs, glands, and parts of the body. It is a popular complementary therapy used to relieve stress, pain, and discomfort.
This course fulfills the 2.0 contact hours of CNE required for pain management and mandated for RN relicensure in the State of Michigan.
Signing Online offers a series of four ASL (American Sign Language) courses that will give you the basic skills to become fluent in ASL. In ASL, the hands communicate by forming signs, which have meaning just like spoken words in English. The course also provides valuable information and insights for communicating with deaf and hearing impaired individuals.
For each ASL course, nurses who log 15 hours online and complete the Signing Online CE Information form will be eligible for 15 contact hours of CNE.
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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The Michigan State University College of Nursing has joint provider agreements with a number of university and community affiliates to provide educational programming that meets the needs of its professional nursing learners. By participating as an active member on planning committees, the nurse planner of the College of Nursing Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) Provider Unit plays a key role in determining learner needs, developing evidence based content, securing quality, currently relevant speakers and adhering to the guidelines of CNE.
A wide variety of nursing professionals are reached with educational content through joint provider agreements that would otherwise not be connected.
Current joint provider agreements are present for the following entities:
- Capital Area Case Management Council
- Capital Area Nurse Practitioner Association
- Ingham County Health Department
- Institute for Health Policy
- Michigan Center for Rural Health
- Michigan Premier Public Health
- MSU Learning & Assessment Center
- Branch Reflexology Institute
- Signing Online
State of Michigan Continuing Education Requirements
Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs explanation of continuing education requirements with respect to the Public Health Code and nursing re-licensure.
The nurse’s one-stop resource for CE on the Web. Registration is required.
Website has a list of articles online. Can print out the courses and take the tests at a later time.
Free activities for nurses covering a wide range of topics.
- Nurse CEU.com
Nursing Continuing Education (CEU’s) Site with categories CEU courses by practice focus, links to all nursing continuing education (CEU’s and contact hours) modules offered on the Internet.
Continuing Education Online magazine offers continuing education articles, which you can read, print or download.
- Nursing World
Offers a list of continuing education topics that are found in AJN and other journals.
PainEDU.com is a website for healthcare professionals and is focused on improving pain management through education.
RN Web CE Center Articles are worth two hours of ANA/AACN approved CE credit.
- Nursing Continuing Education
Nurse.com offers a listing of many popular courses on a variety of topics for nurses.
The Professional Partnership Unit in the Michigan State University College of Nursing is an approved Provider Unit for Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) that supports registered nurses’ needs for professional development in a changing healthcare environment. The Provider Unit serves as a conduit to community and health system partners for quality CNE offerings.
As one of the leading centers for nursing education in the nation, the MSU College of Nursing CNE Provider Unit draws on the teaching expertise, education, and practice experience of faculty in bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs for evidence based content provided in certificate courses, conferences, seminars and online offerings.
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