Continuing Education Overview

In addition to our academic courses, master's degree, grad minor/certificate, and online learning modules, the Center offers opportunities for health professionals to gain continuing education credits. Learn more about these opportunities below.

Continuing Education for Health Professionals

Food Matters for Health Professionals 

Food Matters CE Course is an evidence-based, experiential-learning, applied nutrition, and culinary skills course for health professionals of all disciplines. The course addresses the role of food in specific health conditions and its function in health promotion and disease prevention. The relationship between the source of food and the larger food system to both environmental and human health will be explored, in addition to the importance of understanding the food system’s impact on patients and communities. Credits available: AMA PRA Category 1 Credit ™, ANCC Contact hours, MN Board of Dietetics and Nutrition Practice CEUs, and National Board for Health & Wellness Coaching CEUs (CEA-000171-1). See website for more details.

Integrative Nursing Webinars

Integrative nursing is a way of being-knowing-doing that advances the health and wellbeing of persons, families, and communities through caring and healing relationships. Integrative nurses use evidence to inform traditional and emerging interventions that support whole person and whole systems healing.

The Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality & Healing is a leader in the integrative nursing field, and we partner with Washington State University College of Nursing to provide continuing nursing education contact hours for our free Integrative Nursing webinar series.

Climate Conversations: Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices of Health Professionals in Minnesota

Wednesday, June 26, 2024  • 12 to 1 p.m. Central

The content of the webinar is designed for nurses. Other health professionals are welcome.

Health professionals are the most trusted voices in our society, yet many are not prepared with climate knowledge to help our patients and communities adapt. This talk will cover the findings of two research studies led by the Minnesota Department of Health and provide summaries, tools, and next steps to engage the public to promote adaptation to the health impacts of climate change.

Participants can earn 1.0 continuing nursing education contact hours.


You can learn more about upcoming Integrative Nursing webinars on our free webinars webpage or watch recordings of the past webinars below. To receive your nursing education contact hours for watching the recording, you must fill out the corresponding evaluation. Your CE certificate will be automatically sent upon completion of the evaluation.
 
Creating Whole Health: A Clinical Model for Advanced Practice Integrative Nursing led by Laura Sandquist DNP, APRN, A-GNP-C, IFMCP on February 14, 2024.  Fill out the evaluation to claim 1.0 nursing education contact hours, which will be available until February 14, 2027.
 
Integrative Nursing & Health Coaching Webinar | Elevating Patient Care led by Erin Erickson, DNP MPH, MA, WHNP-BC, FNP-C, IFMCP, NBC-HWC and Cherie Kroh, EdD, FACSM, NBC-HWC, EP-C, PAPHS, CHWC on November 30, 2023. Fill out the evaluation to claim 1.0 nursing education contact hours, which will be available until November 30, 2026.
 
An Evidence Based Design Approach to Creating a Healthy Work Environment led by Terri Zborowsky, PhD, RN, EDAC, CPXP on June 28, 2023. Fill out the evaluation to claim 1.0 nursing education contact hours, which will be available until June 28, 2026. 
 
Mindful Awareness in Body-oriented Therapy (MABT): Research on Interoceptive Awareness Training and Considerations for Clinical Care led by Cynthia Price, PhD, MA, LMT on April 12, 2023. Fill out the evaluation to claim 1.0 nursing education contact hours, which will be available until April 23, 2026. 
 
Seeking Unity in Patient Care: A Ternary Approach to Health led by Sarah Bird, DNP, IFMCP on February 2, 2022. Fill out the evaluation to claim 1.0 nursing education contact hours, which will be available until February 2, 2025.
 
Bad Stuff, Trauma and PTSD: How COVID blew the lid off it all led by Jane McCampbell Stuart, M.A., LMFT, CPCC on December 8, 2021. Fill out the evaluation to claim 1.0 nursing education contact hours, which will be available until December 8, 2024. 
 
Unlocking the Interconnectedness of Nature and Nursing: The Illusion of Separateness led by Erica R. Timko Olson, PhD, RN on August 11, 201. Fill out the evaluation to claim 1.0 nursing education contact hours, which will be available until August 11, 2024. 
 

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.

Continuing Education for Health Coaches

In addition to our Integrative Health and Wellbeing Coaching master's degree, grad minor/certificate, the Center offers opportunities for health coaches to gain continuing education credits to maintain their eligibility to continue  their NBC-HWC status (requires 36 CEU every 3 years).

Learn more about these opportunities