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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.


The Whitney Lecture

Grounding and Balance: Self Care in Health Care

Bernadette Melnyk, PhD, APRN-CNP, FAANP, FNAP, FAAN
Dean and Professor
The Ohio State University College of Nursing

Vice President for Health Promotion
Chief Wellness Officer
Executive Director, The Helene Fuld Health Trust National Institute for EBP

Friday, October 11, 2019
8 AM - Noon
Central New York Biotech Accelerator
841 East Fayette St
Syracuse, NY
(Parking in rear of Building)

Free to Upstate students, faculty and staff
Affiliates and preceptors  $50
Community guests   $85

To register:  https://www.upstatefoundation.org/whitney

Continuing Education Credits are available
Contact Hours: 3.0

The Whitney Lectureship Endowment

The Whitney Lectureship is made possible through the very generous support of Fay and Roy Whitney.  Fay Whitney, PhD, RN, FAAN, has a long and distinguished career in medical practice, nursing education and research.  Her efforts were instrumental in the establishment of Upstate's Nurse Practitioner program in the 1970s and, indeed, to the beginning of the national Nurse Practitioner movement.

The Whitneys established this endowment to provide funding for on-campus visits by nationally renowned health care experts.

Tele-Health Focused on Psychiatry

Upstate Medical University College of Nursing is pleased to offer you a free professional development opportunity to enhance your knowledge of telepsychiatry.  The online video course, Tele-Health Focused on Psychiatry has been reviewed and approved by American Nurses Credentialing Center for 3.0 CEUs.

In this course, providers engaged in telepsychiatry present on clinical outcomes and evidence-based practice - including adapting your practice and learning to do telemental health.  Gain knowledge about how to access current resources and learn about aspects unique to telepsychiatry.

Contact hours: 3.0

The password to view each of the videos is Telepsychiatry2019.

Please confirm completion of this course by completing the attestation form.  Upon completion of a short course evaluation that will be emailed to you, you will obtain your CEU certificate for this course.

Presented by Upstate College of Nursing as part of the Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training (BHWET) Program.

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number M01HP31335, titled "Behavioral Workforce and Education Training Program at SUNY Upstate Medical University" for $1,847,192.  This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.

 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.