Continuing Education

Free continuing education (CE) courses from FNU are available below. Click on the title of the course you want to take. You will be taken to a video of the webinar. These courses are designed to help you in advancing your career and serving your community. Check back as we regularly add more sessions!
If you have questions about the courses or the post-test and activity evaluations, please contact Eileen Frazier at Eileen.Frazier@frontier.edu

Creating a Culture of Patient-Centered Treatment - Novel Treatment Approaches to Substance Abuse

This session is presented by FNU Clinical Director Dr. April Dobroth. The incidence of substance abuse in the United States has reached epidemic levels. To address this epidemic, advanced nurse practitioners must possess pharmacological competency in the treatment of common substance abuse disorders. Pharmacological treatments for common substance use disorders will be discussed during this session and participants will be eligible for pharmacologic CE credits.
Learning Objectives:

  • Attendees will be able to identify commonly abused drugs
  • Participants will be able to identify the three phases of Buprenorphine treatment
  • Attendees will gain an understanding of emerging treatments for stimulant abuse
  • Participants will be able to identify criteria warranting inpatient treatment of alcohol withdrawal
  • Attendees will be able to identify contraindications to the use of Buprenorphine
  • Participants will gain an increased understanding of the treatment of substance abuse with a co-occurring mental health disorder

This activity is approved for 1 contact hour of continuing education and 1 hour of pharmacology by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners®. Activity ID# 21095172. 
Those interested in taking Creating a Culture of Patient-Centered Treatment - Novel Treatment Approaches to Substance Abuse can enroll at https://npweek.fnudigitalsummit.com/free-ce-session-novel-treatment-approaches-to-substance-abuse/

This activity was planned in accordance with AANP Accreditation Standards and Policies. This activity’s approval expires on October 31, 2022. Once you have viewed the session, you must complete the post-test and evaluation at this link to receive credit for your contact hours. If you have questions about the completion of the activity or the evaluation form, please contact Eileen Frazier at Eileen.Frazier@frontier.edu

Creating a Culture of Respectful Care for Pregnant and Postpartum People with Substance Use Disorders

Presented by FNU graduate Daisy Goodman, DNP, MPH, CNM, CARN-AP, this class explores key elements, implementation guidance, and metrics associated with the 2021 revision of the Alliance for Innovation in Maternal Health (AIM) Care of Pregnant and Postpartum People with Substance Use Disorders and the Patient Safety Bundle. 
Learning Objectives:

  • Explore the impact of perinatal substance use on pregnant people, infants, families, and communities, and identify opportunities to improve care for this vulnerable population.
  • Summarize core elements of the 2021 AIM Patient Safety Bundle: Care of Pregnant and Postpartum People with Substance Use Disorders.
  • Describe implementation strategies to promote evidence-based and respectful care for pregnant and postpartum people with substance use disorders.
  • Discuss metrics designed to evaluate the implementation of this Patient Safety Bundle.

The course is approved for 1 contact hour of continuing education and 0.25 hours of pharmacology by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners®.  Activity ID# 21095173. This activity was planned in accordance with AANP Accreditation Standards and Policies and the approval ends 30 September 2022. Those interested in taking Creating a Culture of Respectful Care for Pregnant and Postpartum People with Substance Use Disorders can enroll at this link.  Once you have viewed the session, you must complete this post-test and evaluation to receive credit for your contact hours. If you have questions about the completion of the activity or the evaluation form, please contact Eileen Frazier at Eileen.Frazier@Frontier.edu.

Championing Social Justice - Becoming an Informed Ally

This presentation by Mona Wicks, Ph.D., RN, FAAN provides an overview of social justice, the marginalization of African Americans in the US, the need for nurses to understand African American US history and a discussion of allyship strategies nurses may use to promote health equity in their communities>
Learning Objectives:

  • Critically discuss social justice and the principles that inform its definition and the work that arises from this concept. 
  • Have a greater awareness of critical periods and events in African Americans' history in the US, including significant facts about each period.  
  • Explain how historical events influence current policy and legislation and the marginalization of African Americans in the 21st century. 
  • Make a case for African American history.  
  • Explain how understanding US history through the eyes of marginalized groups creates opportunities for informed, respectful dialogue and allyship.  
  • Extend insights gained in this webinar to other marginalized Americans as a foundation for supporting social justice and allyship broadly. 
  • Discussing specific allyship strategies would be most useful from their perspective.

This activity is approved for 1 contact hour of continuing education by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Activity ID 21095205.  It was planned in accordance with AANP Accreditation Standards and Policies and has been approved through October 31, 2022. Those interested in taking Championing Social Justice can enroll in the course via the canvas catalog at: https://ceu.catalog.instructure.com/courses/championing-social-justiceOnce you have viewed the session, you must complete the evaluation to receive credit for your contact hours. If you have questions about the class or the evaluation form, please contact Eileen Frazier at Eileen.Frazier@Frontier.edu.

Introduction to Cultural Safety

In this three-hour course , you will learn about Native American history and culture in order to better comprehend cultural safety. This requires not only understanding the Native American culture but also self-reflection and awareness on the part of the healthcare provider. 

“The focus of the Introduction to Cultural Safety is on Native Americans, but the tenets can be applied to all populations,” Dr. Tenney said. “We will introduce the concept of cultural safety and center on the Indigenous patient experience, learning to listen as the patient defines what safe care is.”
By the end of the Introduction to Cultural Safety, learners will be able to:

  • Define cultural safety.
  • Identify the three key tenets of cultural safety.
  • Explain the impacts of colonization on Indigenous people in the U.S. 
  • Describe what culturally safe vs. culturally unsafe care may look like. 
  • Discuss personal and systems change strategies for improving the cultural safety of care.

The course is led by FNU Faculty Dr. Erin Tenney and guest instructor Dorene Waubanewquay Day. In addition to being clinical faculty at FNU, Dr. Tenney is a certified nurse-midwife and women's health nurse practitioner, DONA International birth doula trainer, writer, and photographer who has worked within Indigenous health centers and communities throughout her nursing career of almost 20 years. 

Dorene Waubanewquay Day is an accomplished educator, midwife, activist, singer, and artist who consults and works with many Indigenous and other communities and organizations to help restore and design culturally safe practices.  In 2020, she was selected as a Luce Indigenous Fellow.

This activity is approved for 3 contact hours of continuing education by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Activity ID 21034781. It was planned in accordance with AANP Accreditation Standards and Policies and has been approved through April 30, 2023. Those interested in the Introduction to Cultural Safety can enroll in the course at:  https://ceu.catalog.instructure.com/courses/introduction2cultural-safety

Editor’s Note: This program is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $2,065,200. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government.