Specialty Program 2017 | Med-Surg 365-Mentored CE

Title & description

Logo of Med-Surg 365, an online education series at UW Continuing Nursing Education.
Medical-Surgical Review and Update

Medical-Surgical CE. Anytime. Anywhere.

Registration opens: June 5, 2017
Registration closes: December 31, 2017


New course coming June 2018! Click here to be notified when registration opens. 

This online 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.

Learn with a mentor at UW Continuing Nursing Education.


Course Format

This course is presented in an online format tailored to adult learners with busy professional schedules. 

  • Consult with a nurse mentor while you learn!
  • Learn at your own pace.
  • Have access to class resources for 365 days (1 year) after course enrollment. 

Teaching methods include handouts, videos, supplementary presentations, case studies, simulated testing and reflective learning.

Lectures were recorded live at the University of Washington during the onsite course held January-April, 2017. 

Med-Surg 365 nurse mentor

Photo of Shirley Kopf-Klakken, Nurse Mentor


Shirley Kopf-Klakken, MSN, RN
Professional Development Specialist, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle





Who would benefit from this course

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!"  

"ALL of the speakers embodied for me, why I'm so proud to be a nurse. They were inspiring and deeply care about their patients and their students in this class. I truly, truly appreciate all of the hard work they did to prepare for their presentations. I learned from and enjoyed the presentations from each and every one of them. 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 is there, offering anything she can do to help is really very encouraging. I had a very good experience with this online class. Thank you!"

Eight benefits of this online course!

  1. Earn 45.6 contact hours.
  2. Learn at your own pace in your own home.
  3. Save travel and lodging expenses.
  4. Watch lectures by expert clinicians.
  5. Interact online with a course mentor who is an expert medical-surgical nurse.
  6. Practice your test-taking skills online.
  7. Access class resources for 365 days (1 year) after course enrollment.
  8. Gain self-confidence, competence, leadership and initiative.

Course objectives

After completing this 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.


  • Focused Caring
  • Fluid, Electrolytes and Acid/Base Balance
  • Renal System
  • Wound Care
  • Infection Prevention
  • Sepsis Management
  • 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

Course orientation

Not sure where to start? This orientation gives you the overview you need to succeed.


For more information about this offering, contact Juliet Brewster at 206-221-2351 or brewsjr@uw.edu.  
For website related questions (technical/usability issues), please contact the web manager at hazard@uw.edu.

Recommended Browsers

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We recommend Google Chrome, Firefox and Safari as browsers to use with this course.

Course Brochure

Continuing Nursing Education at the University of Washington School of Nursing is an accredited as a provider of contiuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.


UWCNE is proud to be accredited with distinction as a provider of Continuing Nursing Education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation (ANCC).



Registering a Group or an Employee?

Fill out our Group/Employee Registration FormThe registration manager will process your request and notify by email.

Course format 
Time & place
Start and expiration dates 
Monday, June 5, 2017 - Tuesday, December 31, 2019
Event date 
Mon, 06/05/2017 - 12:00am - Sun, 12/31/2017 - 11:59pm
Price: $595.00
Available credit
  • 45.60 Contact hours
Sorry, enrollments are closed for this activity.