Jodie Brown, RN

Jodie Brown, RN, MSN/MBA
Director, Center for Continuing Education

Carolyn Baskerville

After being in the Air Force reserves, I came out of retirement to pursue further education. I would like to teach, and the Post Master's work supports that. Nursing truly is a life-long opportunity, both in what you want to do and the fact that you can take your career anywhere in the country.

—Carolyn Baskerville, RN, BS, MS, Post-Master's, 04, Pediatric

Continuing Nursing Education

Contact: Jodie Brown
Phone: 315 464-3905
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 New Jersey State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses™ Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

It has been assigned Provider Code NYP260-6/30/2017.

If you would like more information, have an idea of a program, or would like to collaborate with the college on a program, contact Jodie Brown at or 315 464-3905.

Clinical Update - Substance Abuse: The Beast Among Us

Friday, October 28 ~ 3:00 - 7:00 PM
Weiskotten Hall, Medical Alumni Auditorium
Upstate Medical University
766 Irving Avenue, Syracuse, NY

Registration: $50 (Students $35)
Information: 315-464-4276, (Jodie Brown)
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Registration Deadline: October 26

Presented by the Upstate Medical University Nursing Alumni Association and the College of Nursing


3 PM Registration Opens

3:30 - 5PM Emerging Drugs of Abuse: Do We Have an Epidemic in Our Community?
Michele Caliva, RN, MA, CSPI, CCE
Administrative Director
Upstate New York Poison Center
Upstate Triage and Transfer Center
Upstate Medical University

5:00 - 5:30 PM Break / Refreshments

5:30 - 7 PM "Hear Our Voices" - How to Recognize Addiction as a Disease Process and Implement Appropriate Interventions
Monika Taylor, LCSW, CASAC
Director Behavioral Health
Crouse Hospital

ANA Gerontological Nursing Review Course

The Nursing Knowledge Center Gerontological Nursing Review Course provides information relevant to current practice and review materials to prepare for the ANCC certification exam.

Key Learning Outcomes

  • Current practice information, research, and application to clinical practice.
  • Relevant clinical updates with treatment options.
  • Improved patient safety and quality outcomes.
  • Preparation for board certification exam.

Date: November 1-2, 2016

Campus Activities Building, East Lounge
Elizabeth Blackwell Street
Syracuse, NY 13210

Time: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

Speaker:  Patti Parker, MSN, ACNS-BC, ANP-BC, GNP-BC, RN-BC

Contact Hours: 14

For additional information about this course and to register, visit the ANA website External Icon.

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.

For registration information and material call or email:
Jodie Brown, Director,, 315 464-4276