WVUH Nursing Education

Nursing & Clinical Education

Our Nurse Educators can assist in increasing patient satisfaction and improving clinical outcomes through customized clinical education courses and learning events.  We offer a comprehensive curriculum of clinical education and developmental courses for the heath care professionals serving in direct patient-care roles such as Registered Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Practical Nurses, Clinical Associates, and Support Associates.  The WVU Medicine Center for Education & Organizational Development Office is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Ohio Nurses Association, an accredited approver of continuing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation (OBN-001-91) (OH-465, 11/1/2018).


Forms Announcements

2018 Nursing Symposium
2018 Nursing Symposium to be held May 2nd and 3rd, 8:00am-4:30pm.  See below for details:
Meet the 2018 State Board Requirements for Nursing Licensure
The WVRN Board requires all Registered Nurses to complete 12 hours of continuing education during each renewal period inclusive of required continuing education on substance abuse and veterans mental health.
On February 27, 2018 and April 4, 2018, the CEOD is offering 2018 Veterans Mental Health Course (8:00 – 10:00 am) and 2018 Substance Abuse Update  (10:15 – 11:30 am) at the Operations Support Center CEOD Training Room 3. Below are flyers that highlight the details of these trainings.
For questions regarding substance abuse, please contact Jenn Rable at rablej@wvumedicine.org. For questions regarding veterans mental health, please contact Anthea Rhoades at rhoadesa@wvumedicine.org.

CBLs are also available to meet these requirements:

MED-ED  eLearning Courses
The CEOD has purchased one year unlimited user subscriptions for Med-Ed e-learning modules based on the needs of the organization. 

Directions for enrolling:
When you are ready to register for a module, select the appropriate link below, the first page of the link will detail the computer requirements needed to view the eLearning modules. After verifying that you can view the eLearning modules, then proceed to click the “Register now” button at the bottom of the page. Enter name and e-mail address to register. Employees must use their wvumedicine.org work e-mail address when registering and use WVU Hospitals as the company name. Once you submit the registration, it takes approximately 15 minutes for your login credentials to become active in the system. From that point, your one year term begins and you may proceed with viewing the course. Each user will receive an e-mail confirming their registration and their username and password. When logging in use the Org ID: wvuh  


This course provides the critical care nurse with a review of AACN's core curriculum. The agenda combines central knowledge-based lectures for nurses working in the ICU with an essential review of nursing care and interventions according to the AACN exam blueprint for the critical care provider. This review is not an introduction to the ICU but a comprehensive update for the professional at the bedside and preparing for the certification examination.

This course is designed to provide nurses with the tools, confidence and knowledge to successfully complete the Medical-Surgical Nursing Exam. The exam content outlines and blueprints from the ANCC and MSNCB were used to develop this program. Topics covered from the exam content outlines include: review of body systems, cardiac, pulmonary, neurologic, gastrointestinal, renal, genitourinary, reproductive, endocrine, hematologic, musculoskeletal, immune and more. Pathophysiology of disease processes including signs and symptoms and treatment modalities will be presented. The nursing process and nursing practice roles in the management of patient care will be discussed through case scenarios and sample questions. All aspects of the practice domains and test-taking strategies will also be covered.

Registration Links | Expires 5-19-2019

The CNRN Exam Review course is designed to provide the neuroscience nurse with a review of the topics presented in the CNRN Examination. The course outline is based upon the blueprint of the CNRN Examination provided by ABNN. The course provides the participant with hints and easy ways to remember certain pertinent information.

Cardiac-Vascular Nursing Exam Review
This course is a concentrated review of major cardiac and vascular disease processes coupled with current treatment modalities and best practice recommendations for the adult patient. Each section will contain a system review coupled with associated pathophysiology and disease states relevant to the cardiac vascular systems. Case studies will be incorporated throughout the program to encourage development of critical thinking skills. The course content is based on the exam blueprint provided by ANCC.

Registration Links | Expires 3-06-2019

ECG Interpretation: Rhythms & 12-Leads
Healthcare providers caring for patients who require cardiac monitoring must have an in-depth knowledge of electrocardiography in order to accurately and rapidly assess rhythm strips and 12-leads. Early identification is crucial to the early recognition of potentially life-threatening abnormalities. This course examines both ECG rhythms and 12-leads. The arrhythmia modules will discuss the fundamental knowledge necessary to accurately identify disturbances in cardiac rhythms and are recommended before viewing the 12-lead modules. The 12-lead modules present common abnormalities found in the 12-lead ECG and challenge learners with numerous examples to test their skills. This course is designed for the new nurse as well as the experienced nurse who desires to improve his or her interpretive skills. 

Everything Cardiac
This program provides a clinically applicable review of cardiovascular physiology and pathophysiology, cardiac assessment, cardiovascular pharmacology and interventions based on current guidelines for the most common cardiac disorders seen in clinical practice. Content includes a review of cardiac physiology that can be applied in daily practice, the physiological basis for cardiovascular drug therapy and the pathophysiology, diagnosis and guideline-based treatment strategies for heart failure, acute coronary syndromes and atrial fibrillation. Clinically useful tips on noninvasive assessment techniques and 12-Lead ECG interpretation can be applied in any clinical setting where cardiac patients receive care. Evidence-based practice standards for bedside cardiac monitoring for arrhythmia identification, ST-segment monitoring and QT interval monitoring provide a foundation for the delivery of high quality patient care in any monitored setting. Take your knowledge of cardiovascular patient care to a higher level and improve outcomes for your patients.

Neurovascular Crisis: Caring for Stroke Patients
Strokes are a life-threatening vascular complication, but rapid assessment and interventions can save lives. This course focuses on the stroke syndromes, using current guidelines in managing the care of the neurological crisis. Different types of strokes will be explored, from ischemic to hemorrhagic. The course begins with instruction on the vascular anatomy of the brain with the neurological assessment focused on localization of the stroke. Thrombotic ischemic strokes, aneurysm ruptures, subarachnoid hemorrhages, vasospasms, hypertensive bleeds and cardio embolic strokes (including management guidelines for atrial fibrillation) will be presented. Issues of stroke prevention and rehabilitation following the stroke will also be introduced. Specific interventions, such as therapeutic hypothermia and ICP monitoring, will be discussed. This course provides enough basic review to assist the new neurological nurse, but also addresses more complicated, in-depth information for the experienced nurse.

Rapid Response: Avoiding Failure to Rescue
This comprehensive course will provide the bedside nurse and members of the Rapid Response Team (RRT) with the tools necessary to recognize clinical deterioration and avert failure to rescue. The course will begin with an overview of the Rapid Response System (RRS) and the subsequent development of an RRT. This is followed by an overview of the roles for the bedside caregiver and members of the RRT. Detailed scenarios will be presented that will challenge the attendee to critically think through the process of assessment, identification of the problem and then strategies for management. 

Registration Links | Expires 11/17/2018


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