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Free Preceptor Education

Thank you for precepting WSU Doctor of Nursing Practice students. We appreciate your work in helping our students learn and develop their nurse practitioner competencies and role.

The WSU College of Nursing continues to develop a robust preceptor support and training portal. You’ll find a variety of information to assist you in your highly valued role as preceptor. We will continue to publish free CE opportunities for you on this page as they are developed.

Current CE Offered

Todd Smith

Improve your Preceptor Skills: Best Practices
(.75 CE hours)

Instructors:
Sarah Fincham, DNP, ARNP, NP-C
Todd Smith, MN, ARNP, NP-C

In this course you will learn to identify key elements of an effective clinic orientation checklist, describe steps of the One Minute Preceptor model, and describe the Reporter, Interpreter, Manager, Education (RIME) to assess and support a student’s clinical practice skills.

Washington State University College of Nursing is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by Oregon Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

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Devon Hansen

Non-Pharmacological Approaches to Treating Sleep Disorders
(.75 CE hours)

Instructor: Devon A. Hansen, PhD, LMHC

At the end of the presentation, participants will be able to describe the primary mechanisms which regulate sleep; describe the diagnostic criteria needed to diagnosis sleep disorders, specifically chronic insomnia and obstructive sleep apnea; and describe non-pharmacological approaches to treating sleep disorders.

CE Credits: .75 hours (This activity is approved for 0.75 contact hour(s) of continuing education by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.)

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Steven Elrod

Anxiety Disorders and Benzodiazepine Taper
(1 CE hour)

Instructor: Steven Elrod, PharmD, BCACP

At the end of the presentation, participants will be able to identify patients that would benefit from a benzodiazepine or “Z-drug” taper; review tapering strategies; and practice creating safe, unidirectional benzodiazepine or “Z-drug” tapers.

CE Credits: 1 hours (This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hour(s) of continuing education by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (which includes .75 hour(s) of pharmacology).)

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Steven Elrod

When and How to Stop Opioid Therapy for Chronic Pain
(1 CE hour)

Instructor: Steven Elrod, PharmD, BCACP

At the end of the presentation, participants will be able to, identify patients that would benefit from an opioid taper; review tapering strategies; and practice creating safe, unidirectional opioid tapers.

CE Credits: This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hour(s) of continuing education by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (which includes 1.0 hour(s) of pharmacology).

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Dawn Garzon Maaks

Pediatric ADHD: Current Guidelines for Primary Care Management

Instructor: Dawn Garzon-Maaks, PhD, CPNP-PC, PMHS, FAAN, FAANP

By the end of this presentation, you will be able to: Apply the current clinical practice guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of pediatric ADHD; Implement the best practices for the pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic management of pediatric ADHD; Provide evidence-based education to children with ADHD and their families.

CE credits: This activity is approved for 0.90 contact hours of continuing education (which includes 0.42 hours of pharmacology) by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.

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