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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: Visit our online CNE Center to view our live and recorded webinars to earn your contact hours or for professional development.

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 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
Office: VL Wharton Hall Rm. 330