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Continuing Nursing Education

Contact: Jennifer Vaughn
Phone: 315 464-4276
Email: johnjenn@upstate.edu
Provider Code: 8GAL2B-PRV-11

Whether or not you're enrolled in the College of Nursing, SUNY Upstate offers a variety of accredited, continuing nursing education courses for interested nurses. From half day to weekend-long conferences, nurses have the opportunity to enhance or learn new skills.

Continuing education courses are taught by a range of skilled faculty from across the region.  We partner with service line departments on our campus-such as Pediatrics or the AIDS center-to provide accredited specialty conferences. Courses such as Children at Risk, NP Review Course, Clinical Skills Day and Post Master's Certificate programs are repeated regularly because of popular interest.


Many continuing education programs are awarded with contact hours.

The SUNY Upstate Medical University Institute for Continuing Nursing Education is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Northeast Multi-State Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses™ Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

No individuals in a position to control content for this activity has any relevant financial relationships to declare; nor is there any commercial interest for this activity.

If you would like more information, have an idea of a program, or would like to collaborate with the college on a program, contact Jennifer Vaughn at johnjenn@upstate.edu or 315 464-4276.


 Upcoming Event

6TH Annual TRANSITIONS IN CARE SYMPOSIUM - An Innovative Approach

Robert J, Corona, DO, CPE, MBA, FCAP, FASCP

Dr. Corona is the Chief Executive Officer of Upstate Medical University Hospital and Community Hospital.

Event Details
Tuesday, June 11, 2019
8 am - 4 pm
Holiday Inn
Electronics Parkway
Liverpool, NY

6.5 Contact Hours will be provided. 


7:30-8:00 AM Registration

8:00-8:15 AM Welcome

Diane Nanno, MS, CNS, NE-BC, RN
Associate Director of Nursing, Director of Transitional Care, Upstate Medical University

8:15-9:15 AM Innovation 2020: What will our descendants think?

Robert Corona, Jr., DO, MBA, CPE, FCAP, FASCP
Upstate Medical University Chief Executive Officer

John B. Henry
Professor and Chair of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Senior Associate Dean of Clinical Affairs

9:15 – 10:00 AM When Innovation Drives Changes in the Post-Acute World

Theresa Bulone, RN, MS
Director of Nursing Services, Bishop Rehabilitation & Nursing Center

10:00 – 10:15 AM BREAK

10:15 – 11:00 AM Innovations in the City of Syracuse that Address Social Determinants

Sharon Owens
Deputy Mayor, City of Syracuse

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Innovative Approaches to Substance Abuse Disorder

Kelly Mussi, MSN, RN
Assistant Director of Transitional Care, Upstate Medical University

Timothy Connor
Consultant and Appointed COO, Central New York Services, Inc.,

Darlene Endy, MS, RDN
Co-Founder and CEO, Road2Recovery CNY

Alessandra Miller
Director of Drug User Health, ACR Health

Mat Roosa, ACSW, LCSW-R
Director of Planning and Quality Improvement
Onondaga County Department of Adult and Long Term Care Services

Suzanne Wheeler, RN, BA, BSN
Certified Case Manager/Nurse Liaison for Collaborative Grant
Upstate Medical University

12:00 – 12:45 PM LUNCH

12:45 – 1:30 PM Innovative Approach to Sepsis Management in Homecare

Christopher Chimenti
Therapeutic Services Program Manager, HCR Home Care

1:30 – 1:45 PM BREAK

1:45 – 3:15 PM HouseCalls for the Homeless – Upstate: Touching Lives on Streets,
Under Bridges and at Shelters

Sunny Aslam, MD
Assistant Professor, Addiction and Pain Medicine, Upstate Medical University

David Lehmann, MD, PharmD
SUNY Distinguished Service Professor, Upstate Medical University

Maria Sweeney
Peer Engagement Specialist, Coordinated Care Services, Inc.

John Tumino
Co-Founder/Director, In My Father’s Kitchen

3:15 – 3:45 PM Quiet Coaching

Mat Roosa, ACSW, LCSW-R
Director of Planning and Quality Improvement
Onondaga County Department of Adult and Long Term Care Services

3:45 – 4:00 PM Closing

Please see Upstate Foundation site for further event information and online registration.

Online Nursing Case Management Course

A course for Nurses and other professionals who work directly with patients and coordinate their healthcare activities.


For additional information about the Case Management course, visit the course page.