Continuing Nursing Professional Development

Bridge your gaps. Advance your career. Improve healthcare outcomes.

Welcome to Continuing Nursing Professional Development at the University of Colorado!


We offer live and online ANCC/CNA - accredited activities to advanced practice providers seeking additional professional development opportunities.

Please download the printable list of our upcoming events (PDF).


Upcoming Events


2020 Palliative Care Virtual Research Day

| 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Agenda will include completed research studies and quality improvement projects relevant to palliative care.

Videoconference Only - 2020 Bugs & Drugs Interprofessional Symposium

| 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
This conference is jointly provided by the University of Colorado College of Nursing Office of Continuing Nursing Education and the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. This symposium focuses on updated diagnoses and treatments of infectious diseases. It includes didactic presentations with audience participation, small group lectures and case presentations.

Opioid Crisis: Guidelines and Tools for Improving Chronic Pain Management (On-going Online)

| 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
On-going Online - Interactive, evidence-based activity examining best-practices and universal precautions for treating chronic pain and reviewing guidelines for assessment, treatment plan development, initiating an opioid trial and regi-men, monitoring patients and strategies to manage the risk of opioid abuse, overdose, and diversion.

Motivational Interviewing Online Education (On-going Online)

| 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
This online series of courses will provide an in-depth understanding of Motivational Interviewing (MI) as an evidence based approach to support health behavior change. A health care provider's skill in recognizing patients' readiness, responding effectively to both sides of the patient's ambivalence and supporting motivation for change is essential to improving health outcomes. Attendees will participate in practice exercises and participatory learning experiences, and after courses 1 and 2 will be ready to try MI in patient encounters. Access to an interactive website for follow-up networking and peer support is also included.