Jodie Brown

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.

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.

Transitions in Care Symposium

"Transitions and the Patient Experience"

Conference was held on Tuesday, June 7th, 2016

Presentations from the conference can be accessed below.

Keynote Speaker:
Christine Dempsey, MSN, MBA, RN, CNOR, CENP
Senior Vice President, Chief Nursing Officer Press Ganey Associates, Inc.
"Reducing Suffering of Patient and Caregivers Through Compassionate Connected Care" PDF Icon

Reverend Terry Culbertson, MDIV, BCC, CT
Department of Spiritual Care Manager, Clinical Pastoral Education Supervisor, Upstate University Hospital
"Community-based Faith Communities, Transitions and the Patient Experience" PDF Icon

Judith Setla, MD, MPH, FACP, Medical Director
Denise Rife, RN, Director of Patient Services
Gail Longcore, LCSW-R
Lynne Bogart, RN, MSN
Preslie Fields
Hospice of Central New York
"Hospice and the Patient Experience" PDF Icon

PDF IconChristina Pavetto Bond, MS, FACHE
Director, Population Health and Quality Improvement, St. Joseph's Health ACO and CNY AIM
"Supporting Transitions of Care in a Clinically Integrated Network and ACO" PDF Icon

Matthew R. Roosa, ACSW, LCSW-R
Director of Planning and Quality Improvement, Onondaga County Department of Adult and Long Term Services
"Investing in Peer Supports - Tending to the Roots" PDF Icon

PDF IconMarta Durkin, LMSW
Vice President of Behavioral Healthcare, Liberty Resources, Inc.
"Peer Recovery Specialists and the Patient Experience in Healthcare" PDF Icon

For more information, contact Jodie Brown,

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