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Continuing Nursing Education

The mission of the College of Nursing and Allied Health Professions Continuing Nursing Education Program is to provide quality, evidence-based educational offerings based upon emerging patterns of nursing and healthcare, societal needs, and expressed needs of the registered nurse learner. 

These offerings are provided to professional nurses in the Acadiana area who are practicing in diverse settings across the lifespan and health continuum. 

These educational offerings are accredited by ANCC and fulfill the requirements for Louisiana state board relicensure and recredentialing in practice specialties.

Nursing Update Series

Each academic year, we offer seven continuing nursing education programs through our “Nursing Update Series” to assist registered nurses in meeting their licensure requirements and maintaining practice competency in a variety of interest and practice areas. Program topics are developed as a result of input from area nurses, nursing administrators, and nursing educators. Many local healthcare organizations support our program and their nurse employees by subscribing to the Nursing Update Series.  If you are employed by a subscribing facility, registration fees are significantly discounted.

View our Nursing Update Series 2020-21 Subscribing Facilities.

Employees with current subscriptions receive a 75% discount to all 2020-21 programs.

Earn Contact Hours at your own time, pace and convenience. Click on each listing below to view details, such as objectives, presenter biographies, target audience and more. Visit our CNE Center to view any of these recorded webinars:
1. COVID 19: Debunking Myths With Emerging Evidence (1.5 CH) *This is the COVID19FREE PDF document
2. Medical Cannabis: Getting to Know the Basics (1.0 CH)
3. Human Trafficking in the Healthcare Setting (4.0 CH)
4. COVID 19: Update on the Science, Transmission & Emerging Evidence (1.75 CH)
5. Pharmacology Update (3.0 CH)

The UL Lafayette Continuing Nursing Education Program is excited to launch a new, online learning program to help connect you with resources and quality education to support you now and in the future. We are pleased to bridge the gap in learning that resulted from temporary cancellation of our in-person conferences due to COVID-19 to delivering meaningful and innovative educational content in a newly designed virtual experience.

This brand-new format will allow attendees to enjoy various benefits including the following:

  •  Watch sessions on demand at your own pace in your own safe setting while exercising social distancing guidelines.
  •  Earn contact hours for your nursing continuing professional development.
  •  Engage in a unique opportunity to learn from others in your profession in our community and across the United States.
  •  Participate in scheduled, live webinars to interact online with others.

Access our online CNE Center

Joint-Provider Opportunities

We collaborate with many healthcare organizations to joint-provide continuing nursing education programs.  If you or your organization is interested in working with our Lead Nurse Planner to plan, develop, and implement a continuing nursing education program, please contact our office at 337-482-6682 or email nursing_ce@louisiana.edu for further information.

The Louisiana State Board of Nursing (LSBN) requires registered nurses who are employed full-time to have evidence of five (5) continuing nursing education hours per year to renew their licenses.  We are an LSBN approved provider of Continuing Education – Provider Number 9.

View the LSBN C.E. Nursing Practice Requirements for Relicensure

Robbie Stefanski, RN, MSN
Coordinator and Lead Nurse Planner, Continuing Nursing Education

To obtain more information concerning the Continuing Nursing Education Program, please contact:

Phone: 337-482-6682
Fax: 337-482-5053
E-mail: nursing_ce@louisiana.edu
Office: VL Wharton Hall Rm. 330