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On-Demand Continuing Education

Our online on-demand continuing education programming is designed to fit into your busy schedule and priced to fit into your budget! Once you've registered, work through the program at your own pace and complete the online evaluation when you're ready. 

Covid- 19 Updates- A Focus on Health Equity in the Midst of the Pandemic
Dr. Janice Underwood, Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer, Office of Governor Ralph S. Northam
1.0 Contact Hours  | VNA Member? Click here  |   Free to Nonmembers!

During this program, learn about a major academic medical center’s experience and response to the care of COVID patients. Nurses from VCU Health present the evolution of the organization’s response to the pandemic. They share the importance of collaborative partnerships, training of team members, COVID care research and innovations. 
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How Can We Ethically Care for Our Patients with Pain?
Phyllis Whitehead, PhD, APRN/CNS, ACHPN, RN-BC, FNAP
1 Contact Hour  VNA Member? Click here      |  $15 Nonmembers

Examine the challenges of pain management in the midst of an opioid crisis and the ethical considerations that should guide our practice as we care for patients in pain.
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2020 Spring Conference: Cultivating a Happy Work Environment On-Demand Package
Building a Great Workplace with a High-Trust Culture Blueprint, Julian D. Lute
Creating and Sustaining a Healthy Work Environment, Marian Altman, PhD, RN, CNS-BC, CCRN-K
Best Practice Short Podium & Idea Pitch Sessions - Moderated by Catherine Wilson Cox, PhD, RN, CEN, CNE, Alumnus CCRN
A Master Class on Human Flourishing, Dr. Eileen O'Grady

6 Contact Hours | VNA Member? Click here  |   $164 Nonmembers 

This program investigates what happy work environments look like and discusses how to build a culture of happiness within your organization. Learn how to address big issues like navigating change, staying engaged personally and professionally, communicating effectively with your co-workers, and strategies to build your team. This program is for nurses across all practice settings who want to thrive in a happy work environment and improve their team’s outcomes!
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COVID-19 Updates: Pandemic Pivots - A Systems Response to COVID Care
Chrissie Schaeffer, DNP, APRN, ACCNS-AG, CEN, TCRN,  Clinical Nurse Specialist/Nurse Clinician
Clinical Excellence; Amy Dean Britton MS, RN, CCRN; Nurse Clinician,  Unique Pathogens Unit; 
Alison J. Montpetit, PhD, RN, NPD-BC, Director of Nursing Research & Innovation, 
VCU Health System
1.0 Contact Hours  | VNA Member? Click here  |   Free to Nonmembers!

During this program, learn about a major academic medical center’s experience and response to the care of COVID patients. Nurses from VCU Health present the evolution of the organization’s response to the pandemic. They share the importance of collaborative partnerships, training of team members, COVID care research and innovations. 
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Taking Your Event from Live to Virtual
Jackie Jester, Special Projects Manager, VNA; Lindsey Cardwell, MSN, RN, NPD-BC, Director of Professional Development, VNA; Megan Seagram, Co-Founder and Chief Operations Officer of Seagram's AV
0 Contact Hours 

Your Virginia Nurses Association Accredited Approval Unit is here to support you if you are transitioning from live to virtual educational programs. We know these are challenging times and in order to deliver education, we are all having to learn how to go virtual. Watch our webinar on how to meet NCPD criteria virtually, when to consider professional AV services, and how to transition exhibitors to the virtual world!
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Mental Healthcare Series Webinar: Getting on the Same Page: What is Integrated Care?

Dr. Cathy Hudgins, Director of Behavioral Health Integration, New Horizons Healthcare, and Management Consultant, ASU Integrated Care ECHO
1.5 Contact Hours  | VNA Member? Click here  |     Free to Nonmembers!

 Integrating behavioral health and medical care services is emerging as a standard of care across the nation. In result, operationalized, evidence-based Integrated Care (IC) models exist. This presentation reviews the nationally-recognized IC definition, IC models, and the training and competencies needed to bring the healthcare workforce up to speed to deliver IC in Virginia. 
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COVID-19 Updates: Addressing Clinician Mental Health- Evidence Based Strategies that Work!
Judy E. Davidson DNP RN MCCM FAAN; Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk, PhD, APRN-CNP, FAANP, FNAP, FAAN; Sharon Tucker PhD RN
1 Contact Hour   |  VNA Member? Click here  |    Free to Nonmembers!

During this webinar we explore the impact of the pandemic and other factors on the mental health of nurses and discuss strategies to promote resilience and support colleagues. We delve into how to identify a colleague in a mental health crisis and use appropriate communication strategies to support them through these stressful situations. Presenters discuss how you can implement a suicide prevention program in your workplace to ensure that the mental health of nurses and other clinicians are fully supported.
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COVID-19  Updates: VDH on Next Steps as We Open Virginia
Jeannine Uzel, MSN, RN, Director of Public Health Nursing, Virginia Department of Health 
1 Contact Hour   |  VNA Member? Click here  |   Free to Nonmembers!

The Virginia Department of Health Director of Public Health Nursing will provide an update related to COVID-19 across the Commonwealth. During this webinar we will explore the current data and trends seen as restrictions are loosened, updates for nursing professionals, how contact tracing staff and tools are being utilized, and what we know so far about the Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome being identified in children. 
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Lead Through Advocacy and Activism
Ingrida Lusis
1 Contact Hour   |  VNA Member? Click here  |   $15 to Nonmembers

How can nurses make an impact through advocacy and activism? During this program learn about congressional issues that ANA will address in 2020 along with other key priorities of the association focused on improving the safety of the workplace, the health of the nurse, and patient care.
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Advocating for Health Equity
Lauren R. Powell, PhD, MPA

1 Contact Hour | VNA Member? Click here     |  Free to Nonmembers!

Define health equity and discuss social determinants of health that can be impacted by changes in the delivery of healthcare. Learn how you can serve as an advocate for change in order to improve the health of all!
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COVID-19 Updates: An Interview with VA Nurse Leaders Responding to COVID-19  
Deb Zimmermann, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN; Melody F. Dickerson, MSN, RN, CPHQ; Linda Shepherd, MBA, BSN, RN
1 Contact Hour | VNA Member? Click here    |  Free to Nonmembers!

Chief Nursing Officers from across the Commonwealth will discuss the COVID-19 pandemic and the response taken within their health systems. Join us as we examine the successes, the challenges, and where we go from here.
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COVID-19 Updates: On the Frontlines of Caring for COVID-19 Patients  
Daniel Lewis, MD; Christine Aubry, BSN,RN; Jennifer Williams, BSN, RN, CCRN, ICU; Aaron Catron, LPN
1 Contact Hour  | VNA Member? Click here   |  Free to Nonmembers !

Hear from nurses serving on the frontlines of caring for COVID-19 patients in Virginia. This facilitated panel will examine the personal and professional experiences, challenges, and successes of providing care in the midst of a pandemic. 
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Nurses and the Volunteer Role: Feeding the Soul
Dana Woody, DNP, MSN, RN
0.75 Contact Hours  | VNA Member? Click here  |  $15 Nonmembers

Learn why volunteering is a natural role for the Registered Nurse and explore volunteer roles for nurses in the midst of disaster and recovery!
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COVID-19 Updates: Ethical Decision Making in the Midst of a Pandemic
Phyllis Whitehead, PhD, APRN, ACHPN, RN-BC, FNAP & Mark Swope, PhD

1 Contact Hour   | VNA Member? Click here  |  Free! to Nonmembers

Nurses must be prepared to navigate ethical dilemmas that may arise during the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more about the ethical principles that drive our nursing practice and how to apply these to provide fair and equitable care in the midst of possible scarce resources.
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COVID-19 Updates: PPE Guidelines and the COVID-19 Pandemic
Lewis Johnson, CIH, CIC

1 Contact Hour   | VNA Member? Click here  | Free! to Nonmembers

This hour-long session features a discussion around the CDC’s guidelines for use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in the midst of the COVID-19 Pandemic. Our presenter, Lewis Johnson, is a member of the Practice Guidance Council for the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology shares more on industrial realities and what we should be doing. 
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COVID-19 Updates: Extreme Self-Care for Extreme Times
Dr. Eileen O’Grady

1 Contact Hour   | VNA Member? Click here  | Free! to Nonmembers

Virginia nurses, who are, or soon will be overwhelmed, may need a space to have their experiences validated. This session explores strategies to preserve mental and physical wellbeing during this unprecedented COVID pandemic, including ways to approach complexity and chaos; how to practice self-leadership; and extreme self-care, no matter the circumstances. 
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COVID-19 Updates: From Response to Recovery
James J. James, MD, DrPH, MHA, BG (R)

1 Contact Hour  VNA Member? Click here  |  Free! to Nonmembers

Learn more about the epidemiology surrounding COVID-19 and its global impact with an infectious disease expert.
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COVID-19 Updates: Virginia Medical Reserve Corps Needs
Jennifer Freeland

1 Contact Hour VNA Member? Click here  | Free! to Nonmembers

Learn more about the needs and opportunities to serve through the Virginia Medical Reserve Corps, what steps nurses need to take, and more! 
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Social Determinants of Health: The Zip Code is the Most Important Number on the Patient's Chart!
Elaine Bruner, MSN, RN-BC
1 Contact Hour  | VNA Member? Click here  | Free! to Nonmembers

Learn about the 5 domains that describe the Social Determinants of Health and how you can assess these domains with your patients to provide better care with better outcomes. 
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Ethical Considerations in Mental Healthcare
Mary Faith Marshall, PhD, FCCM
1 Contact Hour | VNA Member? Click here | $15 Nonmembers
Addressing mental health concerns in our current practice environments can be ethically challenging. Stigma, determining capacity, and accessing mental healthcare services are just some of the common issues we face. This presentation will discuss these major ethical dilemmas and lead you through the application of moral frameworks that can be used to identify ethically sound solutions.
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Mental Healthcare in Virginia: Times They Are A-Changin’!
Mira Signer
1.25 Contact Hours | VNA Member? Click here | $15 Nonmembers
Behavioral health services in Virginia are evolving rapidly due to the new science supporting evidence based services. In response DBHDS and our stakeholders are pivoting to support delivery of these services. Three key areas of activity include STEP-VA, Medicaid Redesign and Financial Realignment. Knowing the direction we are heading will help you steer your organizations toward this future state of behavioral health care services.
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Providing Trauma Informed Care
Brian R. Sims, M.D.
1 Contact Hour | VNA Member? Click here | $15 Nonmembers
Dr. Brian Sims will delve into the framework for providing trauma informed care and discuss practical strategies to integrate this into your practice. You will take away resources and tools to guide you in implementing trauma informed care.
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Virginia Nurses Today November 2019 Article: Lateral Incivility: Results of the VNA Survey
Linda Thurby-Hay, DNP, RN, ACNS-BC, BC-ADM
0.75 Contact Hours | VNA Member? Click here | $15 Nonmembers
Lateral incivility can impact the work environment and the physical and mental health of nurses. The Virginia Nurses Association's Lateral Incivility Workgroup conducted the "Lateral Violence in Nursing Survey", developed by Lasater, Mood, Buchwach, and Dieckman (2015), in Virginia. This article provides the results of the Virginia survey for reflection. 
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Virginia Nurses Today August 2019 Article: A Spotlight on Mental Health and Stigma
Peggy Wood, DHP Program Manager
1 Contact Hour | VNA Member? Click here | $15 Nonmembers
The Virginia Nurses Foundation's Mental Health Roundtable is focused on addressing challenges faced by healthcare practitioners and individuals experiencing mental health and substance use disorders. This Spotlight on Mental Health and Stigma focuses on two articles that examine strategies to end stigma and the Health Practitioner's Monitoring Program, a program that is available to healthcare providers experiencing their own mental health or substance use disorders.  
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RN Supply & Demand Forecasting
Elizabeth Carter, Ph.D
1 Contact Hour | Free!
Take the uncertainty out of forecasting RN supply and demand at the local level! The Director of the Healthcare Workforce Data Center (HWDC) within the Virginia Department of Health Professions, will share more about: HRSA's forecast- what it says, how the numbers were derived, and shortcomings of the forecast, Virginia's Labor Market Index-including examples from a couple geographic areas so that participants will know how to pull numbers for their communities, and current RN employment trends gathered and analyzed by the HWDC.  

Virginia Nurses Today May 2019 Article: Health Literacy: Answering the "Call"
Dana S. Woody DNP, RN
1 Contact Hour | VNA Member? Click here |$15 Nonmembers
Health literacy is a vital element in improving patient outcomes that is often overlooked. Learn about health literacy and the tools that can help you better assess and communicate with your patients.

Exploring Nurses Perceptions of Shift Length: Results of a Statewide Survey
Teresa M. Haller, MSN, MBA, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN
1 Contact Hour | VNA Member? Click here |$15 Nonmembers
Evidence demonstrates that longer shift hours and patterns hinder the safety of  nurses and contribute to untoward effects on patients. A uniform approach to shorter shifts has not propelled forward partly because nurses seem to prefer them.  This presentation will share the findings of a state-wide survey of Registered Nurses perceptions of  shiftlength and the characteristics of those who prefer longer shifts.  
Re-imagining Nurses' Work to Improve Patient Safety
Terri Gaffney, PhD, MPA, RN
Medical errors cannot be fully eliminated from our healthcare system, yet many errors can be recovered thus preventing patient harm. During this webinar we will re-imagine nurses' work to more fully use our education and expertise to identify, interrupt, and correct medical errors; thereby, preventing patient harm. Participants will examine the three phases of the error recovery process, explore characteristics that influence error recovery and apply innovative strategies to assist nurses in recovering errors. Given the importance of patient safety within healthcare systems, it is essential that nurses focus not only on error prevention but also error recovery to keep patients safe. 

Identifying Appropriate Alternative Pain Management Strategies
Phyllis Whitehead, PhD, APRN, CNS, Amanda Wilkins, CNM, MSN, Cathy A. Harrison, DNAP, MSN, CRNA, & Megan Hebdon, DNP, RN, FNP-c
The United States is currently experiencing an epidemic of opioid misuse. In 2016, 11.5 million people misused prescription opioids. Healthcare providers are being called upon to advance better practices for pain management. Join the Virginia Action Coalition's Access to Care Workgroup to explore appropriate pain management strategies for both chronic and acute pain case studies across practice environments. Learn how you can advocate for your patient and provide appropriate pain management.  

Virginia Nurses Today February 2019 Article: Continuing the Staffing Conversation
Janet Haebler, MSN, RN  
1 Contact Hour | VNA Member? Click here |$15 Nonmembers
Identifying a model to promote safe staffing is a key issue all nurses are challenged by. In this article you will learn about challenges with advancing safe staffing initiatives, strategies to pursue safe staffing, and the American Nurses Association's preferred approach to staffing legislation and regulation.

How You Can Address Nurse-to-Nurse Incivility in the Workplace
Deborah B. Kile, DNP RN, NE-BC
1 Contact Hour | VNA Member? Click here |$15 Nonmembers
Incivility is a problem in nursing. 64% of uncivil behavior experienced by nurses comes from a peer. Dr. Deborah Kile explores the 10 most common forms of incivility in nursing practice and provides us with practical responses you can use to address and stop incivility.
Recognizing and Understanding Addiction
Georgia Rosenblatt, MS, APRN, PMHCNS-BC
1 Contact Hour | VNA Member? Click here |$15 Nonmembers
Recognizing and Understanding Addiction provides an overview of the risk factors associated with addiction and the biology of addiction. Georgia Rosenblatt discusses opportunities for nurses to screen and provide interventions to patients with addiction to substances.

Legislative Advocacy and Getting Involved at a Local Level
Mary Kay Goldschmidt, DNP, RN, PHNA-BC
1 Contact Hour | VNA Member? Click here |$15 Nonmembers

All nurses should be prepared to advocate for nursing and healthcare. Dr. Mary Kay Goldschmidt will share how you can advocate legislatively and resources and strategies to support you in your advocacy.
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Virginia Nurses Today November 2018 Article: Getting Started with EBP (P. 10-12)
Kimberly Ferren Carter, PhD, RN, NEA-BC
1 Contact Hour | VNA Member? Click here |$15 Nonmembers
Are you looking for more information on how to get started with evidence based practice (EBP)? This article will explain the basics and provide resources and tools for how nurses and organizations can implement EBP.

Virginia Nurses Association Chapter CE Webcast: Top of License Nursing Practice
Kathy Baker, PhD, RN, NE-BC
1 Contact Hour | VNA Member? Click here | $15 Nonmembers
Learn about the work of ANA's Professional Issues Panel  on nursing scope of practice and the vision for expanding the role of the nurse as a collaborator, advocate, innovator, and professional.
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Nursing and the Volunteer Role: Opportunities to Re-charge, Re-connect, and Add Value
Dana S. Woody, DNP, RN
1 Contact Hour | VNA Member? Click here | $15 Nonmembers

Nursing's Social Policy Statement describes characteristics of the nursing profession that support the Registered Nurse to be the ideal volunteer. This program will share with you why nurses are prepared to serve as the ideal volunteer, opportunities for nurses to be involved, and how volunteering can benefit the nurse professionally and personally.
Virginia Nurses Today February 2018 CE Article: Workplace Stress: Name it, Reframe it, Tame it
JoAnn Conroy, DNP, RN and Billinda Tebbenhoff, DNP, RN, APRN-BC
1 Contact Hour | VNA Member? Click here | $15 Nonmembers

According to research done by the American Nurses Association, nurses are at increased risk for stress, which can adversely impact their health. In this Virginia Nurses Today article, learn strategies to help you successfully manage stress to promote your own self-care and improve the workplace.