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Continuing Education

The School of Nursing's Continuing Professional Development (NCPD) programs meet the growing demand for nurses by offering educational activities to improve skills, knowledge and practice related to optimal healthcare delivery, evidence-based skills, and self-care. Activities may consist of one-hour online courses, multiweek online courses, face-to-face workshops and conferences, or on site offerings at our hospital and community partners. The NCPD Committee and Continuing Education Nurse Planner, Brandi Otto, work with healthcare partners to identify educational needs, assess needs of the learner, develop and deliver quality evidence-based content and adhere to the guidelines set by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and American Nurses Association.

If you are interested in learning more about developing an Educational Activity or attending one, please contact Jennifer Cepnick at [email protected].

Contact Information
School of Nursing Continuing Professional Development
Rochester, MI 48309

Professional and Continuing Education (PACE) has a variety of educational offerings that are flexible and innovative to meet local, state, and national needs.  In an on campus setting, online, or through in-house custom programming, learners can begin, refocus, or advance their professional or educational careers. Courses, facilitated by Oakland University faculty and business leaders, combine research expertise and real world application to help you gain the knowledge you need to kick-start your life. 

For more information or for registration details, please visit PACE.

Education activities available for NCPDs (CEs)

The OU School of Nursing is no longer offering LPN, PCT or CNA programs.

Human Trafficking (for licensure): Learn about human trafficking, the action or practice of illegally transporting people from one country or area to another, typically for the purposes of forced labor or commercial sexual exploitation.

Register for Human Trafficking course

Crisis Leadership (Non-Licensure): This On-Demand webinar details Crisis Leadership and addresses strategies to lead and manage in times of uncertainty. This educational activity is designed to educate nurses in any role about the key principles, strategies and goals required during uncertain times. While pandemics are rare, times of uncertainty in healthcare often.

Register for Crisis Leadership course

Registered Nurse First Assistant (RNFA) Certificate course: Designed for active CNOR nurses who are interested in becoming an RNFA. This course complies with standards and guidelines as expressed by AORN and will provide the education and practice to allow the learner to sit for the national RNFA exam. Learners who complete this course will earn 139 Nursing Continuing and Professional Development Units (formerly referred to as CEs). For more information, please click here.

Please submit the application at least 6 weeks prior to the event date. 

Before you submit your educational activity application, please make sure you have the following items completed and ready to upload.

Other considerations: 

  • Because our offerings are evidence-based, please make sure references are less than five years old or include seminal work 
  • The application includes an Educational Planning Table that details workshop agendas or online coursework which will require that you have such agendas that include times, outcomes for each, methods of engaging learners, etc.)

Link to Educational Activity Submission Form 

Post Event Items

  • Certificate copy with learner's name
  • 3 Completed Evaluation Forms

Faculty who are interested in reviewing NCPD opportunities, please contact Jennifer Cepnick at [email protected].

The NCPD Committee is looking for nurses with at least five years experience and a minimum of a Bachelor's degree to develop and / or instruct educational activities. In particular, we are looking for content in the following areas:

  • Leadership
  • Patient quality and safety topics
  • Patient care in oncology
  • Development for first year nurses
  • Trauma care
  • New treatments / therapies
  • Symptom / illness / population specific treatment options or procedures
  • Immunology
  • Preceptor workshop
  • Holistic nursing
  • Pediatrics
  • Simulation

Please send along your idea with a brief description, brief bio, and format preference (online / in person, etc.) to Jennifer Cepnick at [email protected].

School of Nursing

Human Health Building, Room 3027
433 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4452
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(248) 364-8733

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