Specialty Program 2015 | Medical-Surgical Review and Update Winter - ONSITE

January 8, 2015 to April 16, 2015

Winter/Spring 2015 Specialty Program

January 8 - April 16, 2015

Welcome to the Classroom!

This 15-week continuing education course provides a comprehensive update on key topics in evidence-based medical-surgical nursing practice. The course is designed to meet two goals: 1) enhance practice in medical-surgical nursing and 2) support nurses in pursuing national certification.

National certification is a mechanism for protecting the public by clearly identifying nurses and agencies committed to the highest standards of professional preparation, patient care and patient safety. Nurses who have completed this course and taken a certification exam are very successful in attaining certification (95% pass rate). Teaching methods include didactic presentations by a variety of experts, discussion, case study analysis, reflective learning exercises, test-taking skill development, and a strong component of mentoring. New graduates should contact their Agency Coordinator about certification eligibility requirements.
 


Registered students: Click here to access your coursework.

 

Who would benefit from this course

Experienced nurses in all care settings interested in a comprehensive medical-surgical review and/or in preparing for certification or re-certification in medical-surgical nursing.

Course Brochure

Course format & sites

The course will be presented live at the University of Washington Health Sciences Center and transmitted electronically to participating sites. New sites are invited (see Co-Sponsorship Invitation). Some sites access the course on a delayed schedule via video recordings.

Course objectives

After completing this course, participants will be better able to:

  • Discuss the etiology, pathophysiology, pharmacology, nursing process and patient education related to common medical-surgical diagnoses.
  • Apply evidence-based approaches to nursing assessment and intervention strategies.
  • Discuss strategies that enhance patient safety. 
  • Explain the process of applying for national certification in medical-surgical nursing.
  • Describe at least two situations in which course content is applied to nursing practice. 
     

Registration information

CO-SPONSORING OR PARNTER REGISTRANT
As an employee of a co-sponsoring or partnering agency, be sure to contact your Agency Coordinator (AC) before registering online. Your Agency Coordinator will provide you with a coupon code which you will need to use during the online registration process to register for this course fee exempt. Your Agency Coordinator's name and contact information is in the course brochure.
 
  • Alaska Native Medical Center: Contact Vickie Mays regarding eligibility and registration.
  • Columbia Basin Hospital: Contact Heidi Cline regarding eligibility and registration.
  • Franciscan Health System: Please contact Cindy Woolman for information at cindywoolman@fhshealth.org.
  • Island Hospital: Contact Kathy Corrion for details regarding eligibility and registration.
  • Jefferson Healthcare: Contact Amber Hudson for details regarding eligibility and registration.
  • Madigan Army Medical Center: Contact Nancy Hodge for details about registration.
  • Maniilaq Association: Contact Sonia Reisdorf for details regarding eligibility and registration.
  • PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center: PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center will pay the tuition for this course, but participants must agree to sit for one of the national exams within 6 months upon completion of this course. If the participant does not sit for the exam or chooses not to, then the tuition cost will be paid for by the participant.
  • Portneuf Medical Center: Tuition and course syllabus will be paid by PMC with approval of Med-Surg Director. Contact Jenn Warren for details about registration and eligibility.
  • Providence Centralia Hospital: Contact Lisa Gallagher for details about registration and eligibility.
  • Providence Regional Medical Center Everett: Contact Kim Dotson at kim.dotson@providence.org.
  • Providence St. Peter Hospital: Contact Sarah Culbert for details about registration and eligibility.
  • Skagit Valley Hospital - Skagit Regional Health: Contact M.J. Tyler for details about registration and eligibility.
  • Swedish Edmonds Hospital: Contact Ann Moore (ann.moore@swedish.org) in Clinical Education for information and registration details.
  • Swedish Medical Center: Contact Ann McElroy for registration and tuition information.
  • UW Medicine/Harborview Medical Center: Contact Kathy Colagrossi for details regarding eligibility and registration.
  • UW Medicine/UW Medical Center: Contact Jamie Peterson at messja@uw.edu or 206-598-1359 for details about registration and eligibility.
  • UW Medicine/Northwest Hospital and Medical Center: Contact Janine Buis regarding registration, eligibility and details.
  • UW Medicine/Valley Medical Center: Tuition and course syllabus can be paid for with available education funds. Tuition rate dependent upon number of participants. Contact Susan Grabowski or Kirstin Sellers (kirstin_sellers@valleymed.org; 425-228-3440 Ext. 8760) for more information.
  • Whidbey General Hospital: Open to WGH and non-WGH RNs. Contact Gaila Palo for enrollment information.
  • Virginia Mason Medical Center: Tuition excluding the syllabus will be paid by VMMC. Contact Shirley Klakken for details about registration and eligibility.
 
INDIVIDUAL REGISTRANT

Individual registrants will complete this class 100% online (no in-person attendance). Please register and pay online at your convenience. 

For questions regarding registration, contact Hamida Moly at 206-221-2406 or hmoly@uw.edu

Co-sponsor applications now being accepted!

Hospitals and agencies in all regions of the country are invited to co-sponsor the 2015 Medical-Surgical Review & Update Course.

 
For more information, contact Shannon Summers at 206-221-4963 or ssum@uw.edu
 

Additional Information

Format: 
Hybrid Program
Course summary
Maximum credit available: 
  • 45.00 Contact hours
Available: 
08/06/2014
Expires: 
04/16/2016
Event starts: 
01/08/2015 - 12:00am
Event ends: 
04/16/2015 - 11:45pm
Cost:
$695.00

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  • 45.00 Contact hours
 
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