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Continuing Nursing Education

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


As agents of change, healthcare professionals play important roles as innovators in shaping quality outcomes. The Office of Continuing Education provides quality programs to keep your knowledge releva​nt in an age of healthcare transformation.​

Our programs offer competencies in leadership, operational development and clinical expertise for advanced practice providers, clinical practice partners, nurse educators, and other leaders and healthcare providers.

Advance your career through our diverse offerings in continuing education, workshops, and conferences, offered in a variety of learning formats to accommodate your schedule.  

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

Contact us: NursingCE@UCDenver.edu, 303.724.6883

Featured Event​ - February 5-6, 2018

8th Annual Pediatric Advanced Practice Conference

This 1.5 day conference provides clinical updates in evidence-based, pediatric care while focusing on integrated clincal and pharmacologic content.

Don't miss out register today!


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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 Best Practice Pharmacotherapeutics in Primary Care - October 19-20, 2017

Date: October 19-20, 2017
Location: Anschutz Medical Campus
Contact Hours: See registration website for continuing education information
Format: In Person

This interprofessional conference will focus on providing high-value, cost-conscious care for underserved populations in urban and rural settings. Special focus will be placed on affordable treatment options for patients paying out-of-pocket and medications covered by Medicare, with additional discussion on drug-drug interactions, management of dual diagnoses, and safe prescribing practices.

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.​​

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

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 Bugs and Drugs Symposium - November 4, 2017

Date: November 4, 2017
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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 Fall Introduction to Motivational Interviewing, September 8, 2017

Date: September 8, 2017
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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 Rocky Mountain Highlights in Gastroenterology and Hepatology - June 17, 2017

Date: June 17, 2017
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.

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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. 

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

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 Global Health Primer - December 4, 2017

Date: December 4, 2017
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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 Pharmacogenomics Certificate Program ONLINE - January 10 - March 6, 2018

Date: January 10 - March 6, 2018
Location: Anschutz Medical Campus
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 2.0 Tools for Effective Engagement & Field Work - January 18-19, 2018

Date: January 18-19, 2018
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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 8th Annual Pediatric Advance Practice Conference - February 5-6, 2018

Date: February 5-6, 2018
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.

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 Introduction to Motivational Interviewing for Healthcare Professionals - February 16, 2018

Date: February 16, 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.​
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 Advanced Motivational Interviewing for Healthcare Professionals - March 9, 2018

Date: March 9. 2018
Location: Anschutz Medical Campus
Contact Hours: See registration website for continuing education information
Format: In Person

You know the core of motivational interviewing, now master the skills! Exciting features: submit clinic cases for personalized feedback and coaching, live demonstrations and small group roll play exercises.

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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 Surgical Skills for Midwives & Women's Health Clinicians, April 5-6, 2018

Date: April 5-6, 2018
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. Experience 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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 OB/Gyn Clinical Skills - June 2-3, 2018

Date: June 2-3, 2018
Location: Anschutz Medical Campus
Contact Hours: See registration website for continuing education information
Format: In Person

This 2-day OB/Gyn course offers didactic and hands-on training essential for the advanced practice nurse in the outpatient clinical setting.

Target Audience

Healthcare professionals who desire OB/Gyn skills and knowledge in their practice. Advanced practice nurses, physician assistants, and family practice 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, and for those workng in the specialties of women's health care.​

Registration information coming soon.​​​​

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 Practical Ways to Achieve Targets in Diabetes Care - July 12-15, 2018

Date: July 12-15, 2018
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 - October 5-6, 2018

Date: October 5-6, 2018
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.​​

Registration information coming soon.​​​

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 ONLINE Motivational Interviewing for Healthcare Professionals - Ongoing

Date: Ongoing
Location: Anschutz Medical Campus
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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