Suicide Prevention Course

November 20, 2017 (full)
January 22, March 16, May 23, July 11 or November 12, 2018

This course will provide nurses information about:

  • The complex nature of suicide
  • How to assess and determine risks and the appropriate treatment and management for at-risk patients, both in the healthcare setting and the community

This six-hour class meets the requirements and is on the 2017 Model List for the State of Washington mandatory suicide prevention training for nurses, and will include the special needs of the pediatric population.

Nursing Professional Development Certification Preparation

November 6–7, 2017

This two-day course is intended to enable the learner to successfully complete the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) generalist examination in nursing professional development. This course also enables novice NPD practitioners to develop foundational knowledge for the specialty practice.

Course provided by the Association for Nursing Professional Development (ANPD), joint provided by Seattle Children's, and sponsored by Western Governors University.

Course fee includes breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snack each day.

The course instructor is Greg Durkin, MEd, RN-BC, senior professional development specialist and program manager for nursing education at Boston Children’s Hospital. Durkin is on the editorial board for the Journal for Nurses in Professional Development and has published articles on development of web-based courses and orientation evaluation. He has presented at the Society of Pediatric Nurses (SPN), ANPD and countless regional and local associations and organizations. He was the recipient of the 2011 Excellence in Professional Development Educator/Facilitator Practice Award, and is a contributing author to the Certification Preparation Study Guide and a section editor for the Core Curriculum for Nursing Professional Development, 5th edition.

  • Time: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Location: Seattle Children’s Research Institute Jack R. MacDonald Building, 1900 Ninth Ave., Seattle, WA 98101
  • See the flyer (PDF).
  • Registration:
    • Seattle Children’s employees, please register through Learning Center.
    • Non–Seattle Children’s employees, please register online.
  • For questions, please email Outreach Education or call 206-987-3200.

Pediatric Nursing Update – Save the Date

January 26, 2018

Outreach Education is proud to sponsor this conference with experts from Seattle Children’s and the community who will present evidence-based recommendations on commonly occurring medical and mental health issues. This year’s topics will provide practical tips and tools, resources and information to better serve children with special healthcare needs and their families in your practice setting. 

  • Time: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Location: Wright Auditorium, Seattle Children’s Hospital, 4800 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105
  • Brochure available soon.
  • Registration opens in mid-October.

39th Annual Duncan Seminar: Spina Bifida: Promoting Wellness and Preventing Pitfalls – Save the Date

April 20, 2018

At this one-day conference, participants will gain an understanding of the current aspects of child development and family outcomes for children with developmental disabilities, behavioral and mental health challenges. 

  • Time: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Location: Wright Auditorium, Seattle Children’s Hospital, 4800 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105
  • Brochure available in December.
  • Registration opens in December.

Nursing Research Symposium – Save the Date

May 11, 2018

The Departments of Nursing Practice, Professional Development and Innovation and Outreach Education are proud to sponsor this symposium. This program has three main objectives:

  • Learn about cutting-edge research from national experts.
  • Understand basic concepts of nurse-led research and how to get started.
  • Describe the outcomes of research led by nurses at Seattle Children’s.

  • Time: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Location: Wright Auditorium, Seattle Children’s Hospital, 4800 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105
  • See the flyer (PDF).
  • Registration opens in January.