Nursing Commission - Events and Training Opportunities

We keep this page updated with information about events and training opportunities the Nursing Commission is hosting themselves or announcing on behalf of its partners. If you have questions about a specific item please reach out to the contact listed for that item.

Washington State Nursing Jurisprudence Module 3.0

We're excited to announce a new and improved Washington State Nursing Jurisprudence Module! Developed in partnership with the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN).

Course information

Nurse Practice Act - Washington v3.0 online course

  • Examine the laws and rules for nursing practice that govern nursing licensure
  • 2.0 continuing education hours
  • $15

This course is useful for:

  • recent nurse graduates
  • nurses interested in learning about nursing laws and regulations in Washington State
  • nurses looking to get continuing education hours

Course objectives

  • State the purpose of the Washington state nursing laws and regulations.
  • Discuss the role of the Nursing Commission.
  • Describe Commission resources for impaired practitioners.
  • Understand and apply the scope of practice decision tree in your practice setting.

You must register with NCSBN to take the course. Visit Nurse Practice Act - Washington v3.0 online course to get started.

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Interprofessional Team-Based Opioid Education

Course development
The trainings available through this project were developed initially as a collaboration among faculty at Washington State University (WSU). Initial development of the student-focused curriculum was supported by the Washington State Department of Health including funding from the Prevention for States (Pfs) Grant 5 NU17CE002734 through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Current funding from the Health Resources and Services Administration (grant T0BHP33106) has allowed for continued expansion of this interprofessional curriculum. The contents of this curriculum are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or the Department of Health and Human Services.

Course information

The Interprofessional Team-based Opioid Education program provides educational materials for a team-based training program designed for health-professions students and/or primary care practice teams that care for patients with chronic pain who take and/or misuse opioids.
The training is available in two versions: one designed for implementation in an academic setting with another version designed for use in a primary care clinical setting. Both versions of the training consist of a two-hour (optional third hour) in-person, case-based simulation using standardized patients and/or video scenarios for training interprofessional teams of primary care providers/prescribers (PCP's), nurses, medical assistants, pharmacists, social workers and behavioral health professionals. The academic training consists of all components that an instructor would need to implement at their institution. The clinic training is an on-site interprofessional team training facilitated by a content expert from the WSU team.

What you need to know

If you are interested in accessing the academic training, you'll need to complete a brief registration form. You will receive an email with instructions about how to access the materials within approximately five business days.