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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.

Precepting for Success Modules 1-4
This self-paced continuing nursing education (CNE) offering focuses on precepting skills for nursing professionals. Whether you are a “seasoned” nursing preceptor or someone who is newly developing these skills, these modules are designed to acquire new knowledge on the topic and apply lessons learned to clinical practice.

Human Trafficking: Introduction for Healthcare Providers  
This self-paced revised continuing nursing education (CNE) offering is developed to raise awareness of human trafficking- a form of modern day slavery becoming increasingly prevalent in Michigan, in the United States and globally. The aim of the Human Trafficking: Introduction for Healthcare Providers module is to educate nurses and provide tools and strategies to assist in the care of victims of human trafficking. The content of the module complies with the standards of training of human trafficking as required by the Michigan Board of Nursing (MBON), effective January 6, 2017.

Interprofessional Teaming: Creating a Culture of Collaboration  
Creating a Culture of Collaboration and Interprofessional Teaming, is an online self-paced course offering. This offering is made possible through the support of a HRSA grant: Education to Promote Interprofessional Collaborative Care (EPICC), Katherine Dontje, as Principal Investigator. Content for this online offering was developed by an interprofessional team consisting of Katherine Dontje, PhD, FNP-BC, FAANP; Deborah Young, PharmD, BCPS; and Lynne Sinclair, MA, BScPT. Collaboration on the grant includes partners in the Michigan State University College of Nursing, College of Osteopathic Medicine and the Ferris State University College of Pharmacy. This online offering serves a goal of the HRSA grant to develop on-line interactive modules of the core competencies for application in practice, serving patients who have multiple comorbidities and complex healthcare needs. This offering also serves to educate preceptors in guiding students of interprofessional partners within the clinical setting.

Complementary Therapies in Pain Management   
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 hour or continuing education in pain management.

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.​​​​​​​
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.

Intimate Partner Violence: Assessment and Treatment Options for Healthcare Providers
Learn about the evidence, assessment and interventions appropriate to care for persons at risk for, or suffering from intimate partner violence (IPV), sexual assault (SA) and/or human trafficking (HT).