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Continuing Education

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Cizik School of Nursing at UTHealth’s Continuing Education program helps nurses, nurse practitioners, and other health care providers enhance their skills and meet all licensure requirements. We combine creative teaching strategies with relevant and current content.

Our courses, webinars, and other programs are designed to meet your needs and accommodate your schedule. We invite you to register for our CE programs to learn, advance, and grow!

Our Mission

Cizik School of Nursing at UTHealth’s Center for Continuing Education’s mission 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

Cizik School of Nursing at UTHealth is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Continuing Education Provider Unit Staff

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

Associate Dean & Department Chair, Graduate Studies (Email)
Nurse Planner
713-500-2164

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

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

Elda G Ramirez, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, ENP-BC, FAAN, FAANP, FAEN

PARTNERS Research Scholar (Email)
Professor
713-500-2162

Madelene Ottosen, PhD, MSN

Assistant Professor (Email)
Nurse Planner
713-500-2057

Francine K Snow, DrPH, MSN, RN, CNE, NPD-BC

Assistant Professor (Email)
Nurse Planner
713-500-2130

Stephanie Portillo,

Senior Administrative Coordinator (Email)

713-500-2012