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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. 


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.

The Opioid Epidemic in Virginia
David Brown, DC
1 Contact Hour | VNA Member? Click here |$15 Nonmembers

Dr. Brown shares statistics on the Opioid Epidemic in Virginia and our nation, discusses some of the reasons behind the epidemic, and shares Virginia's work to combat this epidemic.
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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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Virginia Nurses Today August 2018 CE Article: Health Care Reform: What's Up and What We Can Do
Maria McDonald, BSN, RN and Melody K. Eaton, PhD, RN
1 Contact Hour | VNA Member? Click here | $15 Nonmembers

Learn more about the current state of health care reform and how you as a nurse can advocate for high quality equitable health care.

Virginia Nurses Today May 2018 CE Article: HB793 Means More Autonomy for NPs and Increased Access to Care for Patients
Christine K. Daley, MSN, ANP
1 Contact Hour | VNA Member? Click here | $15 Nonmembers

HB 793 will make an impact on the practice of Nurse Practitioners in Virginia and lead to increased access to care for Virginia citizens. This article discusses the process used to successfully pass HB793.
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.

Moral Courage: Antidote to Moral Distress for the Practicing Nurse
Vicki Lachman, PhD, APRN, FAAN
1.5 Contact Hours | VNA Member? Click here $15 Nonmembers

The literature is redundant with the extensive moral distress and compassion fatigue experienced by practicing nurses. But what do clinical nurses need to do to be fulfilled nurses, who experience well-being and professional satisfaction? You need specific skills and an organization that supports moral courage. This Q & A will provide you with an overview of what you need to know and do.

Moral Distress in the Workplace
Carol Taylor, PhD, RN
Nicholas Setliff
Phyllis Whitehead, PhD, APRN/CNS, ACHPN, RN-BC
Barbara Cross-Jones, PhD, APRN-BC, CLNC
Erica Lewis, PhD
Ashley R. Hurst, JD, MDiv, MA 
1.25 Contact Hours | VNA Member? Click here | $15 Nonmembers

This presentation will address ethical issues that arise in multiple nursing care environments, including acute, critical, and palliative care, as well as academia, informatics, and leadership. The presenters will share their expertise in healthcare, ethics, and nursing fields from across Virginia. 

Healthcare Ethics in Action
Michael A. Gillette, PhD
1.5 Contact Hours | VNA Member? Click here | $15 Nonmembers

This 1.5 hour highly interactive session will utilize a series of case studies to demonstrate practical methods of identifying, analyzing and resolving difficult ethical issues that emerge in a variety of healthcare settings. After discussing the basic process of doing clinical ethics, we will apply that process to some of the most common moral problems that providers throughout the continuum of care. 


Combating Moral Distress: Rethinking Our Duty to Care for Self
Carol Taylor, PhD, RN
.75 Contact Hours | VNA Member? Click here | $15 Nonmembers

Ethical dilemmas in healthcare are inevitable, and the moral distress that comes along with these dilemmas is also sometimes unavoidable. One solution is to prepare nurses and give them the right skills to address these difficult issues. This presentation will provide you with effective tools and strategies to prevent moral distress in the face of these potentially distressing ethical dilemmas.