Continuing Education Courses

Advanced Spiritual Care

The Advanced Spiritual Care Course is designed to provide nurses with advanced knowledge and skill when providing spiritual care to their patients. This is a 4 week all online course and has been approved for 20 hours of continuing nursing professional development.

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Faith Community Nursing

The West Virginia University School of Nursing offers a Faith Community Nursing course for those individuals interested in helping to address the unique needs of faith-based organizations. The professional practice of faith community nursing focuses on the intentional care of the spirit as part of the process of promoting holistic health and preventing or minimizing illness in a faith community.

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Faith Community Nursing Update Course

The West Virginia University School of Nursing offers a Faith Community Nursing Update course for individuals who have previously taken the full Foundations of Faith Community nursing course. This course is designed to provide nurses who have taken the full course in the past, with access to the new evidence-based curriculum.

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Recognizing and Treating Mental Health Conditions in Primary Care

This all-online continuing professional development course will take 6 weeks to complete. It will provide nurse practitioners with education related to the care of patients with mental health related needs. All nurses are welcome to take the course, but the focus is on nurse practitioners working in primary care.

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Transitional Care Training for the Faith Community Nurse

The Transitional Care course is designed to provide the faith community nurse with background knowledge on the needs of community members who are in the process of transitioning in care. This might include from the hospital to home, from the hospital to the nursing home, from the hospital to home with hospice and many other transitional times. The course uses the national Transitional Care Training Program through the Westberg Institute.

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