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Continuing Nursing Education

Bridge your gaps. Advance your career. Improve healthcare outcomes.


Welcome to continuing nursing education at the University of Colorado! 

We offer live and online ANCC/CNA-accredited activities to advanced practice providers seeking additional educational opportunies.

A printable list of our upcoming events: ​Program List (PDF)

Contact us: NursingCE@cuanschutz.edu, 303.724.6883

Featured Event​ - September 6, 2019

Advancing Nursing Science through Partnership

Showcase of nursing research highlighting the development and enhancement of academic and clinical partnerships through interprofessional research



Upcoming Events

 Applied Structural Equation Modeling Intensive - July 11-14, 2017

Date: July 11-14, 2017
Location: Anschutz Medical Campus
Contact Hours: See registration website for continuing education information
Format: In Person

This 3-day intensive will provide in-depth instruction on how to apply Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) to health science research. The content is designed for researchers currently using SEM and seeking to improve their skills in its application, plus those new to SEM.

Target Audience

​Nurse researchers, PhD students, post-doctoral fellows and other health and behavioral science researchers who are interested in using SEM in their research.​

For more information & registration​​​

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 Colorado Chapter of APNA Presents: Suicidality and Trauma Informed Care: An Integrated Approach - August 25, 2017

Date: August 25, 2017
Location: DoubleTree Hotel, Grand Junction, CO
Contact Hours: See registration website for continuing education information.
Format: In Person

This 1-day course is designed to increase awareness of suicide risk factors and promote trauma informed cared for those with mental illness and at risk for suicide.

Target Audience

Mental health nurses, advanced practice nurses, healthcare professionals in any setting seeking updated information for practice specific to caring for patients with mental illness.


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 Foundations and Frontiers in Palliative Care - November 15, 16, 17, 2017

Date: November 15, 16, 17

Location: Grand Junction, Placerville, Montrose (respectively)
Contact Hours: See registration website for continuing education information
Format: In Pe​rson

One-day conference offered in 3 locations on the western slope of Colorado. Clinical applications of palliative care tools for those new to palliative care or who are experts. For more information contact Lesley Cryer at 505.269.1087 or cryer37@msn.com.   


Target Audience

All healthcare professionals who work directly with patients will benefit from this program. This includes registered nurses, advanced practice nurses, physicians, physician assistants and pharmacists. 

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 CON Grand Rounds - Monthly

Date: Monthly

Location: Anschutz Medical Campus
Contact Hours: 1 contact hour
Format: In Person

Date

Presenter

Title

​July 8, 2019 ​Marilyn Krajicek ​Nursing Research Center
​August 12, 2019 ​John Welton and Peggy Jenkins ​Nursing Value Research Data Warehouse​
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 Motivational Interviewing for Health Behavior Change

Date: September 14, 2018
Location: Anschutz Medical Campus
Contact Hours: See registration website for continuing education information.
Format: In Person

Develop and practice motivational interviewing techniques to support health behavior changes.

Target Audience​
​All health care professionals: nurses, advanced practice nurses, physicians, physician assistants, pharmacists, dentists, and others who work with clients facing difficult choices in health behavior changes, and/or those with chronic illness.​


For more information & registration

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 UPDATED! Motivational Interviewing - April 5, 2019

Date: April 5, 2019
Location: Anschutz Medical Campus
Contact Hours: See registration website for continuing education information.
Format: In Person

Develop and practice motivational interviewing techniques to support health behavior changes.

Target Audience​
​All health care professionals: nurses, advanced practice nurses, physicians, physician assistants, pharmacists, dentists, and others who work with clients facing difficult choices in health behavior changes, and/or those with chronic illness.​
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 Pharmacogenomics Certificate Program ONLINE - May 1 - June 25, 2019

Date: May 1 - June 25, 2019​
Location: Online
Contact Hours: See registration website for continuing education information.
Format: Online

Want to learn more about how to apply Pharmacogenomics to patient Care? Then the Pharmacogenomics Certificate offered by the University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and the College of Nursing could be the program for you.

The Certificate Program addresses the fundamentals of pharmacogenomics; interpretation of pharmacogenomic test results; literature evaluation and use of evidence-based guidelines; case-based scenarios, as well as how to implement pharmacogenomics in different health care settings.

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 Global Health Primer - May 3, 2019

Date: May 3, 2019
Location: Anschutz Medical Campus

Contact Hours: See registration website for continuing education information
Format: In Person

For clinical providers who want to positively impact the global community, but have had little or no previous experience in this realm.

Target Audience

Advanced practice nurses, nurses, physicians, physician assistants, dentists, case mangers, social workers, researchers, pharmacists, students and other healthcare professionals.

For more information & registration​

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 Bridging the Gap: An APP's Approach to ENT - July 20, 2018

Date: July 20, 2018
Location: Anschutz Medical Campus
Contact Hours: See registration site for continuing education information
Format: In Person

The goal is to support current practices and expand ENT knowledge so providers can be of great benefit to their patients.

Target Audience

Advanced practice nurses, registered nurses, physicians and physician assistants 

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 Advanced Clinical Skills Workshop - May 10, 2019

Date: May 10, 2019
Location: Anschutz Medical Campus
Contact Hours: See registration website for continuing education information
Format: In Person

This course offers didactic and hands-on training essential for the advanced practice provider in the outpatient clinical setting.

Target Audience

Advanced practice nurses, physician assistants, and family medicine phycisians and residents will benefit from this comprehensive didactic program and hands-on practicum. The program will be useful to those in primary care and ambulatory clinic settings.​

For more information & registration​​​​​​​​

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 Surgical Skills for Midwives & Women's Health Clinicians, May 30-31, 2019

Date: May 30-31, 2019
Location: Anschutz Medical Campus
Contact Hours: See registration website for continuing education information
Format: In Person

This interactive 2-day course is designed to provide participants with the foundation needed to become competent in the skills of knot-tying and suturing, perineal repair and first assistant role for cesarean section. Teaching methods include didactic content with a hands-on skills practicum using perineal and cesarean simulation models. Experienced faculty will oversee skills practice and provide feedback.

Target Audience

​Certified Nurse Midwives and other women's healthcare professionals who would like to improve their core skills and expand the knowledge needed to become competent surgical first assistants.​

For more information & registration​​​​​​​

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 The Radical Humanitarian: Global Health Training Edition - April 19-21, 2018

Date: April 19-21, 2018
Location: Anschutz Medical Campus
Contact Hours: See registration website for continuing education information
Format: In Person

Global humanitarian response involves all health professionals. Providers play a critical role in improving and providing humanitarian responses.  However, there are very few formalized training programs in Humanitarian Assistance.  This program provides innovative training to prepare providers for critical roles in advancing care and service during humanitarian response, rebuilding and preparedness.  

Target Audience
Pharmacists, advanced practice nurses and RNs, physicians, PAs, dentists and other health providers interested in global humanitarian efforts

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 UPDATED! Advanced Motivational Interviewing: Using Two Minds Theory to Enhance Outcomes - May 17, 2019

Date: May 17, 2019
Location: Anschutz Medical Campus
Contact Hours: See registration website for continuing education information
Format: In Person


Target Audience

Advanced practice nurses, nurses, physicians, physician assistants, dentists, case mangers, social workers, researchers, pharmacists, students, faculty and other healthcare professionals, specifically those who are currently using MI and work with clients facing difficult choices in health behavior change, and/or those with chronic illness.

For more information & registration​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

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 Substance Use Prevention and Recovery (SUPAR) Seminar, June 6-9, 2019

Date:  June 6-9, 2019
Location: ​ Craig & Steamboat Springs, CO
Contact Hours: See registration website for continuing education information
Format: In Person

The goal of SUPAR is to educate medical providers and community members about the newest and most effective medical and behavioral health treatment strategies available to help people avoid and recover from substance use disorders.

Target Audience

Providers and community members working with those at risk for or  working to recover from substance use disorders.



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 ONLINE Opioid Use Disorder Prevention Online Training Program - Ongoing

Date: Ongoing
Location: Online
Contact Hours: See registration website for continuing education information.
Format: Online

Free 2-hour course covering opioid use disorders, treatment options and techniques for having difficult discussions with patients.


Target Audience​

​All health care professionals: nurses, advanced practice nurses, physicians, physician assistants, pharmacists, dentists, and others who work with clients treating chronic pain with opioids.​
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 Palliative Care Conference - October 11 and November 8, 2018

Date: Oct. 11 and Nov. 8, 2018
Location:
Contact Hours: See registration site for continuing education information
Format: In Person


Target Audience
All healthcare professionals who work directly with patients will benefit from this program. This includes registered nurses, advanced practice nurses, physicians, physician assistants and pharmacists. ​


Registration informatiom coming soon.


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 Practical Ways to Achieve Targets in Diabetes Care - July 11-14, 2019

Date: July 11-14, 2019
Location: Keystone Resort and Conference Center, Keystone, CO
Contact Hours: See registration website for continuing education information
Format: In Person

This annual 4-day conference emphasizes the challenges in day-to-day management of diabetes and practical ways to overcome those hurdles, specifically using new technologies.  

Target Audience

Endocrinologists/diabetes specialists, interists, pediatricians, family physicians, physician assisants, medical residents and fellows, advanced practice nurses, nurses, dieticians, social workers, certified diabetes educators and others providing care for patients with diabetes.

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 Limited Obstetrical Ultrasound Workshop - August 23-24, 2019

Date: August 23-24-2019
Location: Anschutz Medical Campus
Contact Hours: See registration website for continuing education information
Format: In Person

Develop fundamental imaging techniques through didactic presentations and a hands-on scanning practicum with pregnant women. Learn fetal anatomy and biometry, amniotic fluid index, first trimester dating, markers of aneuploidy and much more.

Target Audience

Healthcare professionals who desire increased skill and knowledge about the use of limited OB ultrasound in their practice. Advanced practice nurses (CNM and WHNP), physician assistants and family practice physicians and residents. The program will be useful to those in hospital and ambulatory clinic settings, and for those working in the specialties of maternal, fetal or women's health care.​​

For more information & registration​​​

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 Global Health Primer - August 26, 2019

Date:  August 26, 2019
Location: Anschutz Medical Campus
Contact Hours: See registration website for CE information
Format: In person

For clinical providers who want to positively impact the global community, but have had little or no previous experience in this realm.

Target Audience

Advanced practice nurses, RNs, physicians, PAs, dentists, case managers, social workers, researchers, pharmacists, students and other healthcare professionals.​

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 Global Health Accelerator Course - August 27-28, 2019

Date: August 27-28, 2019
Location: Anschutz Medical Campus

Contact Hours: See registration website for continuing education information
Format: In Person

For clinical providers who want to positively impact the global community through responsible medical volunteer work by engaging with international partners to improve care around the world.

Target Audience

Advanced practice nurses, nurses, physicians, physician assistants, dentists, case mangers, social workers, researchers, pharmacists, students and other healthcare professionals.

For more information & registration​

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 Clinical Scholars Workshop - August 27, 2019

​Date: August 27, 2019 
Location: Anschutz Medical Campus
Contact Hours: See registration site for CE information
Format: In Person

Outside of specific undergraduate clinical courses, few opportunities exist to dialogue with multi-specialty undergraduate clinical partners and faculty at the CON.  The Clinical Scholar’s Workshop allows for an informal opportunity for clinical partners and faculty to share educational strategies and gain insight into current clinical educational practices and trends.​

Registration details coming soon.
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 Advancing Nursing Science through Partnership Research Conference - September 6, 2019

Date: September 6, 2019
Location: Anschutz Medical Campus
Contact Hours: See registration site for CE information
Format: In Person

Showcase of nursing research highlighting the development and enhancement of academic and clinical partnerships through interprofessional research

Registration details coming soon.
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 Rocky Mountain Highlights in Gastroenterology and Hepatology September 14, 2019

Date: September 14, 2019
Location: Hyatt Regency Denver Tech Center, Denver, CO
Contact Hours: See registration website for continuing education information
Format: In Person

This interprofessional 1-day conference educates practitioners regarding current guidelines and quality indicators.  Discussions will focus on improving patient outcomes in this rapidly changing field and marked advances in treatment options.

Target Audience
Advanced practice nurses, registered nurses, physicians, physician assistants, research staff and others working in the GI/Hepatology field.

For more information & registration please email lindsay.greenbaum@ucdenver.edu​
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 APNA Suicide Prevention Symposium - September 14, 2019

Date: September 14, 2019
Location: Anschutz Medical Campus
Contact Hours: See registration site for CE information
Format: In person

Registration details coming soon.
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 Bugs and Drugs Symposium - November 2, 2019

Date: November 2, 2019
Location: Anschutz Medical Campus
Contact Hours: See registration website for continuing education information
Format: In Person

This interprofessional symposium is designed for primary care providers to examine diagnosis and treatment of infectious diseases.

Target Audience

Advanced practice nurses, registered nurses, physicians, physician assistants, pharmacists and allied health professionals.

For more information & registration​

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 12-lead ECG Interpretation: Practical Clinical Skills - January 23-24, 2020

Date: January 23-24, 2020
Location: Anschutz Medical Campus
Contact Hours: See registration website for continuing education information
Format: In Person

Learn to recognize abnormalities on the 12 lead ECG.  Topics inlcude errors in lead placement, axis deviation, conduction abnormalities, electrolyte imbalance effects, differentiating tachyarrhythmias, recognizing injury/ischemia and chamber enlargement.

Target Audience
AP providers including nurse practitioners, clincal nurse specialist and physician assistants.

Registration information coming soon.

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 10th Annual Pediatric Advance Practice Conference - February 3-4, 2020

Date: February 3-4, 2020
Location: Children's Hospital Colorado
Contact Hours: See registration website for continuing education information
Format: In Person

Provides clinical updates in evidence-based, pediatric care while focusing on integrated clincal and pharmacologic content.

Target Audience

​​​Advanced practice nurses, physician assistants, pharmacists, physicians, and other health care professionals who are seeking updated information for providers caring for pediatric and young adult populations in primary, ambulator and urgent care settings.

Registrations details coming soon.
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 Advances in Pharmacotherapy: Update in Best Practices - March 7, 2020

Date: March 7, 2020
Location: Anschutz Medical Campus
Contact Hours: See registration website for continuing education information
Format: In Person

Interprofessional education focusing on key disease state updates and relevant current issues.

Target Audience

Advanced practice nurses, registered nurses, physicians, physician assistants, pharmacists and other healthcare professionals who are seeking updated information for caring for underserved adult populations in urban and rural settings.​​

Registration details coming soon.​​​

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 ONLINE Motivational Interviewing for Healthcare Professionals - Ongoing

Date: Ongoing
Location: Online
Contact Hours: See registration website for continuing education information
Format: Online

This series of online courses will provide an in-depth understanding of motivational interviewing as an evidence-based approach to support health behavior change. A healthcare provider's skill in recognizing patients' readiness, responding effectively to both sides of the patient's ambivalence and supporting motivation for change is essential to improving health outcomes. Attendees will participate in practice exercises and participatory learning experiences and after courses 1 and 2 will be ready to try MI in patient encounters. Access to an interactive website for follow-up networking and peer support is also included.

Target Audience

All healthcare professionals who work directly with patients will benefit from this program. This includes registered nurses, advanced practice nurses, physicians, physician assistants, pharmacists, dentists, and others who work with clients on issues related to health promotion and/or chronic illness.​

For more information & registration​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

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 ONLINE Opioid Stewardship Course - Ongoing

Date: Ongoing
Location: Online
Contact Hours: See registrations website for continuing education information.
Format: Online

Follow the latest state, federal and professional society guidelines to improve patient care.  Apply evidence-based comprehensive pain management practices and address opioid misuse. 

Target Audience: Colorado-based health professionals who treat patients dealing wiht pain, including clinicians, nurses, dentists, psychologists and pharmacists.

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