School of Nursing

Human Health Building, Room 3027
433 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4452
(location map)
(248) 364-8733
M-F 8 a.m.-5 p.m. closed daily 12 p.m.-1 p.m.

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 Program Director, Dr. Patricia Cameron, 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

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

Oakland's Professional and Continuing Education

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. 

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Current Offerings

Education activities available for NCPDs (CEs)

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

Mindful Well-Being for Nurses (10.0 CEs)
This 8-module course is being launched during COVID-19 as it addresses how this pandemic has disrupted work for healthcare workers. Nurses are experiencing serious stress levels, impacting their personal health and levels of 40% burnout rates recorded before the pandemic. This program is mindfulness-embedded, allowing for nurses to learn about the conceptual and practice the experiential side of mindfulness, known for numerous health benefits, in addition to reducing stress and cultivating compassion. Dr. Wells has developed a framework for mindful qualities that are important to the workplace as individuals and as it impacts the organizational culture of the hospital. Register today.

Samples of Approved Applications

To have an example of an approved Application Packet emailed to you, please email Jennifer Cepnick at

Submission Requirements

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

Call for Proposals

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
  • And more!

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