OHSU School of Nursing and the OHSU Hospital Patient Care Division have partnered to create an Internet-based Pain Management CE course that meets the Board of Nursing requirements for license renewal for R.N.s and L.P.N.s. The course is offered continuously and can be completed when it is convenient to you, the registrant! And, you can now register online!
The law requires that health providers take seven (7) hours of continuing education in pain management. For more information about the CE licensure requirements, go to:
How to Meet the 7.0 CE Contact Hour Requirement One of the seven hours must be taken from the Oregon Pain Management Commission in an online format. Go to the Oregon Pain Commission module: http://www.oregon.gov/DHS/pain/training.shtml
The remaining six (6) hours can be taken in an online format offered by Oregon Health & Science University. The Oregon State Board of Nursing has developed pain management curriculum guidelines, and our course has been developed in conjunction with those OSBN guidelines. The OSBN identified core content, and we offer the core content in five (5) modules. The core modules can be taken as a core offering or as individual modules. The final hour of CE credit can be taken in the nurse’s area of expertise. Therefore, we are offering 12 specialty modules from which registrants can select, depending on their area(s) of practice.Note: Each module in the pain management course is worth 1.0 continuing education contact hour. The core course is comprised of 5 modules and, if taken as a unit, equals 5.0 CE contact hours when completed. Registrants will need to sign up for a total of 6 modules to meet the entire CE requirement.
Enrollment and Completion Procedures
Continuing Education staff now process enrollments on Thursday of every week. Depending on the date you register for the course, it can take from 1-7 days to be enrolled in the course. Once enrolled, each individual will receive an e-mail from the OHSU Sakai Helpdesk which includes information about how to access the course. These e-mails are sent on the Thursday or Friday of each week.
The Sakai courseware automatically sends a temporary certificate of completion when an enrollee completes a module. The Sakai Helpdesk sends a completion report to the CE office on each Thursday. CE staff will issue the permanent certificates of completion and send them via e-mail to the respective enrollee.
Those individuals who enrolled in Pain Management prior to June 27, 2008 will need to notify the CE office at email@example.com when they have completed the course. A certificate of completion will then be sent via e-mail.
Who Can Take this Course?
Any R.N. or L.P.N. licensed by the State of Oregon is eligible to take the course regardless of place of employment, place of residence, and/or employment status. Any R.N. or L.P.N. who is licensed, but who would like to take the course is welcome to do so.
Other health care providers are welcome to take the course, although OHSU School of Nursing Continuing Education office makes no guarantee that the credit will be recognized by other licensing agencies. Please check first with your licensing Board to ensure that it will accept credit from this course as evidence that you have met the State of Oregon CE requirement.