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Continuing Professional Development

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Cizik School of Nursing at UTHealth’s Continuing Professional Development 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 Professional Development'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 Professional Development Provider Unit

Accredited Provider Program Director:

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

Suzie Conway Endowed Professor in Nursing
Director, Continuing Education
Lead Nurse Planner
Professor
Department of Graduate Studies

Nurse Planners:

Nancy M. Crider, DrPH, RN

Assistant Professor
Department of Graduate Studies

Deborah L. McCrea, EdD, MSN, RN, FNP-BC, CNS, CEN, CFRN, EMT-P

Assistant Professor
Department of Graduate Studies

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

Assistant Professor
Department of Graduate Studies

Stephanie Portillo

Senior Administrative Coordinator
Professional Development and Faculty Affairs

Advisory Council 2021-2022

Kelly J. Brassil, PhD, RN, FAAN
Lead Care manager
askMDAnderson Nursing Services
MD Anderson Cancer Center

Jessica Shank Coviello, DNP, APRN, ANP-BC

Associate Dean for Faculty Development
Professional Development and Faculty Affairs

Pat Hercules, RN, MS, NPD-BC

Community Member

Madelene Ottosen, PhD, MSN

Assistant Professor
Department of Research

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

Assistant Dean, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Director, Emergency Trauma NP Track
Professor
Department of Graduate Studies

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

PARTNERS Endowed Professor in Nursing
Associate Dean & Department Chair, Graduate Studies
Nurse Planner
Department of Graduate Studies