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College of Nursing


A nurse’s education never ends

The MSU College of Nursing provides nursing continuing professional development that draws on the teaching expertise, education and practice experience of faculty in bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs.

Content areas include professional development activities for nurses in:

  • Acute care
  • Ambulatory care
  • Rural health
  • Case management
  • Academic settings

We enhance nursing knowledge on topics such as pain management, physical assessment, care transitions, elder care, health promotion, behavioral health, and new models of care delivery.

Programs include a variety of one-hour “lunch-and-learn” sessions, multiple-hour workshops, one- and two- day conferences, and on-line offerings. Face-to-face and independent study options are offered to accommodate the diverse needs of learners. 

The Continuing Nursing Professional Development (NPD) Provider Unit aims to accomplish the following goals:

  • Provide NPD activities aligned with the university and MSU College of Nursing mission and goals, and the needs assessment of learners, in order to apply current evidence in education, research, and in support of  the daily work of practicing nurses in Michigan.
  • Provide infrastructure support to develop a variety of on-line and face-to-face professional education opportunities to meet the needs of professional nurses.

  • Expand internal and external relationships featuring alumni and collaborative partners to develop and implement NPD activities.
  • Support the MSU College of Nursing faculty by providing opportunity to share expertise in practice and education, and by assisting in the dissemination of research findings.