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OCEAN Online Continuing Education

As part of NPO and the Oregon Nurses Association's ongoing efforts to best serve our members and every nurse in Oregon, we are excited to present OCEAN (Oregon Continuing Education Activities for Nurses) online continuing education.

This new learning environment provides continuing education (CE) opportunities to ONA members and nurses across the region, in a convenient and user-friendly format.

OCEAN courses will be self-paced, independent learning modules, that cover a broad range of topics and encompass all levels of nursing practice. In addition to offering educational nursing content that is conveniently accessible 24 hours a day, OCEAN will house each learner’s CE history for easy access and retrieval. Additionally, future OCEAN courses may include live webinars and other learning activities.

Most OCEAN CE courses will be provided free to NPO/ONA members while non-member pricing is based on the number of CNE contact hours associated with each course. Occasionally, some courses will require a fee for members or an increased rate for non-members because the content is specialized or licensed through another organization.

Click here to learn more and to access the OCEAN Online Continuing Education System

Other Educational Resources

Announcing 2 Free CE Programs for Oregon NPs

The Nurse Practitioner Healthcare Foundation is pleased to offer NPO access to two free online CE programs related to “Opioid Prescribing: Safe Practice, Changing Lives.” You’ll learn guidelines for patient selection and assessment of risks associated with opioid use for long-term management of chronic pain, initiation and modification of ER/LA opioid therapy, ongoing monitoring, as well as patient and caregiver education. Alan Agins, PhD, Jody Agins, MSN, FNP-BC, and Wendy Wright, MS, FNP present the content in an interesting and dynamic format, including practical clinical content as well as illustrative case studies. These programs provide up to 5 hours of ANCC credit. Register now and become part of the solution to the opioid epidemic, a national healthcare crisis.

Have you checked out Medscape?

Unique Nurse Practitioner and other provider health care information, news, CE options, Conferences, Resource Centers, Journals & References, Experts & Viewpoints. New Users: FREE Registration!

Hepatitis Web Study

The site was designed for health care workers who provide clinical care to persons with viral hepatitis, and is a companion site to the HIV Web Study site:

Funded by a federal grant from the Division of Viral Hepatitis in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, this site features:

  • Fourteen interactive, clinically-relevant case studies, each with a discussion, high quality illustrations and graphics, and links, that highlight and illustrate key recommendations from national guidelines;
  • Free continuing education credits, including an easy way to print CME/CNE documentation and an electronic CE tracker;
  • Numerous high quality figures that the user can easily download into Power Point slides;
  • Reference linked to Pub Med abstracts, Federal Guidelines sites, and/or CDC MMWR documents;

Please visit the site and feel free to share it with your colleagues! Return visits are encouraged as the site will be updated on an ongoing basis and will continue to be expanded.

Free Prescribing Reference Available to NPs

The Nurse Practitioner Prescribing Reference, a quarterly publication, is an up-to-date guide to commonly prescribed pharmaceuticals, as well as certain over-the-counter products. It provides an easily accessible reminder of basic information useful to review when prescribing medications, such as specific indications for use, dosage and a checklist of precautions, interactions and adverse drug reactions. Contact 1-617-923-8519 to request an application for a free subscription if you don't already receive this booklet.


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43rd Annual NPO Education Conference

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