July 21 or November 20, 2017; January 22, March 16, May 23 or July 11, 2018

Suicide Prevention Course

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.

September 16-17, 2017

Pediatric Cancer Care: Implications for the Continuum of Rehabilitation

This two day course will provide comprehensive education on optimizing physical, occupational, and speech therapy services in children, adolescents, and young adults with cancer. The first day will serve as an overview of the medical management of pediatric oncology with special emphasis on therapy considerations. The second day will include presentations from therapists that specialize in oncology and will cover case study presentations and panel discussions to explore clinical questions related to the pediatric oncology population. Presentation topics will be directed toward professionals who work with children with cancer.

  • Time: 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Location: Wright Auditorium, Seattle Children’s Hospital, 4800 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105
  • Register online
  • For question, please e-mail Alanna Coyote or call 206-987-0214.

November 6-7, 2017

Nursing Professional Development Certification Preparation

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.

Course Instructor: Greg Durkin, MEd, RN-BC, Senior Professional Development Specialist & Program Manager for Nursing Education at Boston Children’s Hospital. Greg 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. Greg 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: 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.