UWCNE Specialty Program 2019 - Medical-Surgical nursing update and certification review

46.5 CNE contact hours

Date / Time

Jan 10, 2019, 12:00pm – Apr 18, 2019, 12:00pm Save to your calendar (.ics file)


Course description:

This video-based course is designed to build the confidence and skills of healthcare professionals who deliver medical-surgical care to patients in the United States and/or to prepare nurses for the certification exam. Starting in January, UWCNE offers 15 weekly online sessions that can be taken independently or with a group, led by a nurse mentor at a co-sponsoring agency. Each week, one or two important medical-surgical topics are featured. Instruction is presented by a variety of expert clinicians and covers clinical updates and comprehensive case studies. To earn contact hours, students are expected to complete the coursework every week, including an online evaluation and short self-assessment quiz. Using this model, UWCNE fosters mentoring relationships between med-surg experts and participating healthcare providers, and develops a peer learning and support network.

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 format:

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

  • Relate the etiology, pathophysiology, pharmacology, nursing process and patient education of common medical-surgical diagnoses to patient care.
  • Apply evidence-based approaches to nursing assessment and interventions.
  • Utilize strategies that enhance patient safety.
  • Achieve personal goals with regard to national certification in medical-surgical nursing and/or enhancing medical-surgical nursing practice.
  • Describe at least two situations in which course content was applied to your nursing practice.