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Continuing Education

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.

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.

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. 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.

Click here to see a list of current courses or to register.

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 Altoona; Penn State Erie, The Behrend College; Penn State Harrisburg; Penn State University Park; and Penn State Wilkes-Barre Northern Tier Center.

For More Information

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

203B Nursing Sciences Building
814-867-5988
kaw466@psu.edu

Heather Manning
Education Program Associate

203D Nursing Sciences Building
814-863-2239
hmw5002@psu.edu

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.