Tobacco Cessation Training

Welcome to the Washington State University College of Nursing page for tobacco cessation training. The purpose of this training is to provide students and clinicians with clinical skills to help patients who use tobacco to quit at every encounter and at any setting. The tobacco cessation training course is divided into 2 parts:

Part 1

Part 1 is the instructive content, which is composed of 5 lectures. The estimated time for completing this part is 4 hours and is completed online. To start the course, click on each PDF below and review the content.

Part 2

Part 2 is the practical training, completed in a classroom setting where participants are given the opportunity to practice their skills using the 5A model.

We hope that you benefit from this educational material, and thank you for visiting this site!


Shishani, K., Stevens, K., Dotson, J., & Riebe, C. (2013). Improving nursing students’ knowledge using online education and simulation to help smokers quit. Nurse Education Today, 33(3), 210-3. doi:10.1016/j.nedt.2012.03.002.

Shishani, K. & Khasawneh, I. Training nursing students from Oman: using online education and simulation to help smokers quit. Poster presentation at the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco (SRNT). Boston, March 2013.

For information regarding this page please contact:
Kawkab Shishani
Associate Professor
WSU College of Nursing

Course content generously provided by the University of California at San Fransisco.