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UT Health: School of Nursing’s Center for Continuing Education provides continuing education to nurses, nurse practitioners, and other health care providers. We combine creative teaching strategies with relevant and current content. Our continuing nursing education programs are designed to meet your needs and accommodate your schedule. The CE department staff promotes education collaboration and operations with other local, regional and national organizations. We invite you to register for our CE programs to learn, advance, and grow!

Our Mission

UT Health School of Nursing’s Center for Continuing Education’s is to provide nurses from various backgrounds educational opportunities in order to maintain or enrich their current knowledge base, as well as maintain their skills and competencies to meet their current and future needs in nursing practice.

Nursing Continuing Education Accreditation

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Nursing is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Texas Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Continuing Education Provider Unit Staff

Vaunette P. Fay, PhD, RNC, FNP, GNP

Director, Continuing Education (Email)
Lead Nurse Planner
713-500-2116

Susan D Ruppert, PhD, RN, ANP-BC, NP-C, FCCM, FAANP, FAAN

Director, Adult/Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Program (Email)
Professor of Nursing - Clinical
713-500-2164

Elda G Ramirez, PhD, RN, FNP-C, FAANP

Associate Professor of Nursing - Clinical (Email)
Nurse Planner
713-500-2162

Sydnee H Lucas, MSN, RN, FNP-BC

Nurse Planner (Email)
713-500-2177

Madelene Ottosen, MSN, RN

Nurse Planner (Email)
713.500.7910

Barbara A Shak

Administrative Coordinator (Email)
713-500-9927