Specialty Program | Med-Surg 365 - Overview

CE anytime, anywhere, all year long at UW Continuing Nursing Education.

Med-Surg CE anytime, anywhere.

Our popular online Med-Surg course is now offered in two formats for more flexible learning. Enroll in the feature-rich Mentored CE course. Or personalize your education by choosing one or more of the mini-courses from the Targeted CE series.

COMING JUNE 2018! Click here to be notified when registration opens. 

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Choose the format that's right for you!

Med-Surg 365 Mentored Series logo.


Med-Surg 365: Targeted CE logo.


Take entire set of mini-courses Choose one or more mini-courses
Consult with a nurse mentor Study on your own
Watch videos and take practice tests to help review for certification No practice tests
Complete self-reflective activities with feedback from instructor Complete self-reflective activities without any feedback.
Access supplementary videos and resources to help prepare for certification or enhance your practice No supplementary resources
45.6 contact hours 1.33 - 37.0 contact hours
$595 for entire set $22-$35 per mini-course
Take 365 days to finish Take 365 days to finish
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Who would benefit from these courses

Registered nurses, including experienced medical-surgical nurses, nurse educators, ambulatory care and specialty care nurses, nurses in transition to new units and work settings and nurses re-entering the nursing profession.

"This class motivated me to start working towards my masters degree because I forgot how much learning about all of these topics is so thrilling. Sometimes working on the floor you forget that piece, but this class reminded me of that, thank you!"  

"I am recommending this course to all of my colleagues! I've been a nurse for 33 years and have specialized in a variety of areas, but this course brought me back to a more generalized level of expertise. This was money well spent. I would not hesitate to take another course from UWCNE. Thank you so much for this opportunity to learn!"

"The nurse mentor was very helpful and encouraging. I got sick, was busy with family and was working at the same time. But knowing that somebody was there, offering anything she could do to help was really very encouraging. I had a very good experience with this online class. Thank you!"

Learning objectives

After completing the Mentored CE course, you will be prepared to:

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

After completing the Targeted CE series, you will be prepared to:

  • Discuss the etiology, pathophysiology, pharmacology, nursing process and patient education related to common medical-surgical diagnoses.
  • Apply evidence-based strategies to nursing assessment and interventions.
  • Discuss strategies that enhance patient safety.
  • Describe specific, measurable changes in which lecture content can be applied to nursing practice.


  • Focused Caring
  • Fluid, Electrolytes and Acid/Base Balance
  • Renal System
  • Wound Care
  • Sepsis Management
  • Infection Prevention
  • Respiratory Disorders
  • Orthopedic Topics
  • Cardiovascular Impairment
  • Caring for the Older Adult
  • Legal and Ethical Issues
  • Hematologic Disorders
  • Neurological Disorders
  • Mental Health Issues
  • Acute Pain Management
  • GI Disorders
  • Endocrine Disorders

Med-Surg 365 Postcard


  • Available: Mon, Jun 06, 2016
  • Unavailable: Tue, Dec 31, 2030
  • Price: $0.00


  • Barbara Albertson, MN, RN-BC, Clinical Nurse Educator, UWMC
  • Carrie A. Boom, MN, ACNP, ARNP, Teaching Associate, Department of Medicine-Cardiology, University of Washington
  • Paula Cox-North, PhD, ARNP, Nurse Practitioner, HMC; Clinical Assistant Professor, UWSON
  • Erin Eddington Alden, MN, RN-BC, CMSRN, ACNS-BC, Acute Care Clinical Nurse Specialist, HMC
  • Kimberly Hayes, MSN, RN, CPAN, Pain Educator, HMC
  • Joni Herrington, MN, RN-BC, CNRN, ACNS-BC, Neuroscience/ Rehabilitation Clinical Nurse Specialist, UWMC
  • Colleen Karvonen, MN, RN, CMSRN, CWON, Wound/Ostomy Clinical Nurse Specialist, UWMC; Affiliate Instructor, BNHS, UWSON
  • Mary Jo Kelly, MN, RN, ACNS-BC, CCNS, CCRN, Critical Care Clinical Nurse Specialist, NWHMC
  • Vanessa A. Makarewicz, MN, RN-BC, Infection Control Operations Manager, UW Medicine/Harborview Medical Center; Affiliate Instructor, BNHS, UWSON
  • Timothy Meeks, MN, RN-BC, Clinical Nurse Educator for Behavioral Health, Clinical Education, HMC
  • Joanie Santucci, MN, RN, OCNS-C, CWCN, Wound Care Nurse, MultiCare Auburn Medical Center
  • Cindy Sayre, PhD, ARNP, Course Director; Associate Administrator, Patient Care Services and Professional Practice, UWMC
  • Nancy Colobong Smith, MN, ARNP, CNN, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Renal and Transplant, UWMC; Affiliate Instructor, BNHS, UWSON
  • Kristen Swanson, PhD, RN, FAAN, Dean, College of Nursing, Seattle University, Seattle, WA
  • Lenise Taylor, MN, RN, AOCNS, Hematologic Malignancies/BMT Clinical Nurse Specialist, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance/UWMC
  • Patsy Treece, MN, RN, Critical Care Research Nurse, HMC; Clinical Faculty, BNHS, UWSON
  • Hal Ungerleider, BASRC, RRT, Manager of Respiratory Care, UW Medicine/Northwest Hospital & Medical Center, Seattle
BNHS=Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Systems
HMC=UW Medicine/Harborview Medical Center, Seattle
UW=University of Washington, Seattle
UWCNE=Continuing Nursing Education, UW School of Nursing
UWMC=UW Medicine/University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle
UWSON=UW School of Nursing, Seattle

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