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Continuing Education

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Build your continuing education resume with coursework designed for professional nurses and other healthcare personnel. Penn State College of Nursing offers a wide variety of continuing education courses throughout the year. Our specific areas of continuing education include the following:

Online Courses

The College of Nursing is currently in the process of updating content and developing new topics for our online continuing nursing education courses.

Build your continuing education résumé with courses by RNs for RNs. Log onto Penn State College of Nursing’s online continuing education (CE) portal. These courses are offered continuously for online continuing education.

At completion of a CE course and evaluation, students will receive a certificate.

All course materials, quizzes, certificates, and member histories will be available through the site at the click of a mouse. New courses will be added on a regular basis in order to assist Pennsylvania RNs in obtaining their biennial thirty CE hours.

Penn State College of Nursing is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Pennsylvania State Nurses Association (PSNA), an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Leadership and Management

We offer an exportable in-person (or via remote connection) continuing education course focused on healthcare leadership and management topic areas. The course is designed in two-hour (2 contact hour) modules for a total of 12 hours (12 contact hours). If you are interested in hosting this seminar in your organization, please contact us at

Improving Practice Through Simulation

Practice your clinical skills in the College of Nursing’s simulation lab, filled with the latest technologies for nursing education. Gain confidence by practicing on simulated patients and engaging in simulated exercises to help reduce clinical errors. This is an in-person course offered in the College of Nursing Simulation Lab at University Park, PA.

Obtain your required Act 58 hours while gaining the most up-to-date health information.

Courses are taught in the Penn State College of Nursing state-of-the-art simulation lab, offering the newest technology and hands-on experiences.

School Nurse Series

The College of Nursing Outreach programs and Penn State Outreach bring to you a variety of courses aimed at keeping you up to date on the current health issues facing school nurses and teachers. New courses are developed each summer with current topics such as autism and bullying. For a current list of courses, click here.

Earn your Act 48 credits by enrolling in one of our classes offered at a campus near you. The School Nurse Series is currently offered at the following locations: Penn State AltoonaPenn State Erie, The Behrend CollegePenn State Harrisburg; Penn State University Park; and Penn State Wilkes-Barre Northern Tier Center.

Continuing Education for Nursing Contact Hours

If you wish to be notified when new courses and future programs become available, please fill out our Outreach Mailing List Form to be added to our mailing list.

For More Information

Have a topic of interest? Please email us at to discuss how we can partner with you and your organization to create an educational opportunity.

Kelly Wolgast, D.N.P., RN, FACHE, FAAN
Assistant Dean for Online Education and Outreach

203B Nursing Sciences Building

Autumn Hannagan
Education Program Associate

Outreach and Continuing Education
Penn State College of Nursing

Penn State College of Nursing Outreach is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Pennsylvania State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.