School of Nursing Continuing Education

The University of Kansas School of Nursing has a proud history of being accredited as a provider of continuing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center since 1981, and is currently accredited with distinction.  The School of Nursing sponsors a number of continuing education programs for KUMC faculty, staff, and students as well as national programs for nurses, physicians, and other health care providers.  The School of Nursing also has a long history of collaborating with KU Medical Center Continuing Eduation on interprofessional programs.

Nationally Offered Continuing Education Programs

The School of Nursing's Deep Discovery programs are nationally offered. They bring to campus national and international speaker-scholars and give them an in-depth opportunity to present their major work.  These programs and workshops will typically be 1 - 2 days in length and will focus on areas of critical importance to healthcare delivery and systems improvement.  A yearly favorite of participants has been our Lessons from Legends: Power, Policy & Practice offering.      

On March 28-29, 2013, one of our own renowned alumni, Dr. Ada Sue Hinshaw, joined us for the popular Lessons From Legends: Power, Policy & Practice program, during which she shared her insight and experiences. Known for her contributions to nursing research, national health policy and education leadership, Hinshaw spoke to a packed auditorium in her "Lessons from Legends" presentation.

We are pleased to recognize continued financial support for our Deep Discovery programs from the Eisenbise Executive Development Series Fund. Such support is welcomed and valued as this support helps to reduce the cost per program for all participants.

To receive information on upcoming Deep Discovery programs by e-mail and/or regular mail, or to inform us of a change in your address, please visit and complete your request.

Internal Continuing Education Programs

The School of Nursing is also proud to sponsor primarily internal programs targeted toward the needs of our KUMC faculty, students and staff. Registration for these regularly scheduled programs (RSS) is free at the program, with continuing education credits available through an automated sytem (EEDs). Announcements for these programs are sent by e-mail to potential or targeted participants and, as appropriate, will also be  listed on the KUMC Events Calendar.

  • Emerging Trends is offered on the third Mondays of the month, from 12:00 NOON - 1:00 p.m. Local and regional experts convey relevant and cutting edge issues that are about to emerge as national issues of interest. This free series is designed to keep faculty, staff, and students on the cutting edge of new dimensions in health services.  
  • Scholarship of Teaching is a regularly scheduled series offered on the first Thursday of the month, from 12:00 NOON - 1:00 p.m. This series provides opportunities for educators to learn new teaching/learning strategies that posititely impact student achievement of learning objectives, student satisfaction with courses, and faculty satisfaction with their achievements..
  • Interprofessional Cultural Enrichment (ICE) is a program series that provides health care professionals and students the necessary skills, knowledge and attitudes to provide patient-center care that is sensitive toward vulnerable, diverse and marginalized populations. In FY 14, we are inviting Dr. Michael Woods to speak on the importance of Civil Leadership in healthcare.
  • Interprofessional Education (IPE) is a new offering in FY 14. The goal of the Interprofessional Education (IPE) Teaching Series is to prepare faculty/educators with the skills necessary to teach effectively in an interprofessional environment. The purpose of the program is to outline the IPE competencies, instructional design, facilitation, precepting and evaluation skills to conduct a successful interprofessional program for future healthcare teams to work capably together providing patient-centered care  
  • Scholarship Series is a regularly scheduled series for School of Nursing research faculty.

Last modified: Mar 29, 2017
Lessons from Oz

40th Annual National Conference on
Professional Nursing Education and Development
Lessons from Oz: Assuring Capabilites for
Future Nursing Education & Practice

October 17-20, 2013

Westin Kansas City at Crown Center

Lion and Dorothy

Conference Brochure (PDF)