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College of Nursing

Online Courses

Our online courses are convenient, fast-paced, & informative

The MSU College of Nursing provides opportunities for nurses to update skills through a variety of online educational programs. The courses allow nurses to gain or refresh skills at a rate that fits their busy schedules. 

Pathophysiology Refresher Course

July 11 – August 5

Preparing for an Advanced Pathophysiology Course? Has it been a while since you studied pathophysiology? Please join us for this online continuing nursing professional development activity. Participants preparing to study pathophysiology at the graduate level will benefit from this on-line course including deviations or interruptions to normal body structure and function, adaptive/compensatory mechanisms to restore function, interaction of body systems, and the integration of assessment and diagnostics in identifying health/disease status, This interactive course is uses a concept based learning platform and is primarily asynchronous with 4 synchronous discussions scheduled to accommodate participant schedules.  Participants completing this activity will receive 14.5 professional nursing development contact hours. 

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Precepting for Success Modules 1-4

This self-paced continuing nursing nursing professional development (NPD) offering focuses on precepting skills for nursing professionals. Whether you are a “seasoned” nurse preceptor or someone who is newly developing teaching and coaching skills, these modules are designed to acquire new knowledge on the topic and apply lessons learned to clinical practice.

Immunization Review and Update

This online offering serves the goal of improving nurses’ basic knowledge of immunizations; and to improve awareness of potential barriers to administration of immunizations, particularly within rural health settings.

Wound and Ostomy Care: Basics and Troubleshooting

This online offering serves the goal of improving nurse’s basic assessment knowledge related to wound and ostomies; and to improve awareness of appropriate interventions and products used on patients in practice, including referral to a WOCN, potentially.