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Pharmacy and Nursing Continuing Education

Breiseth Hall • (570) 408-5615 (T) • (570) 408-7912 (F) • Email

To register online for the following seminars, please click here.

Develop your professional skills and find extensive Continuing Education (CE) resources.

With our Nesbitt College of Pharmacy and Nursing, Wilkes University offers resources to registered nurses and pharmacists. The seminars are held at The Woodlands Inn & Resort in Wilkes-Barre.  Selected programs are recorded and will be offered as home study programs.

In 2014 we will offer programs in the following areas:

Putting Insomnia to Sleep

When: Thursday, January 30 from 9 AM-Noon

This session will explore the functional significance of sleep and consequences of non-restorative sleep. Knowing that insomnia affects 30% population in the United States, at an overall estimated cost of $30 billion per year, how can I make a difference in my patients’ lives? How I can improve the "quality" of my own sleep as a healthcare professional?

Program Objectives: 

- Describe the primary types of sleep disorders and associated symptoms.
- Review the most common factors and medications that can cause insomnia.
- Differentiate between prescription medications and define the adverse effects.
- Review the most common OTC medications, herbal remedies and relaxation snack products and associated risks.
- Recognize risk factors and special considerations for elderly patients.
- Discuss non-pharmacologic treatment options and patient counseling points.
Cost: $40 (preceptors receive a 50% discount)
Meditation as Medication

When: Thursday, January 30 from 1 PM- 4 PM

Meditation is a mind-body practice in complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). Meditative practices enhance relaxation and focus, and also offer relief to stress, anxiety, pain, insomnia and other symptom burden. This session will summarize the research and explore the mechanism of action of several meditative techniques through a combination of lecture and direct experience. This may be used for self-care and also in counseling patients.

Program Objectives:

- Describe the primary types, properties and associated risks of meditation.
- Review the most common researched benefits.
- Differentiate between relaxation, concentration and meditation.
- Understand the physiological and neurochemical effects of meditation.
- Gain practice in methods that steady the mind when distracted.
- Discuss patient counseling points.
- List the criteria for starting a meditative practice.
Cost: $40 (preceptors receive a 50% discount) 

The Nesbitt School of Pharmacy at Wilkes University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmaceutical education. Participants who attend the full program and complete an evaluation form will be awarded a statement of credit at the conclusion of the program for .60 CEUs (5 hours). ACPE# 097-000-13-061-L01-P.

Wilkes University is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the PA State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Nurses who attend will receive a certificate for 6 hours at the conclusion of the program.


Cost: $75 for both programs (preceptors receive a 50% discount) 










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