Continuing Education

Nurses participating at the Kids First Conference

The purpose of the Center for Continuing Professional Education is to foster lifelong learning that enhances competence in professional practice and self-growth, allowing nurses to function more effectively in their professional roles and to contribute to the health and welfare of the public by the dissemination of knowledge. The center strives to facilitate interprofessional exploration of new ideas, trends and developments, coupled with exposure to new research-based educational activities critical for the development and maintenance of professional nursing practice.

Accreditation: The University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.


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Online CNE Programs

We support nurses in maintaining and improving knowledge and skills through the CNE activities and courses we offer.

Nurses participating at a conference

CNE Request Process

We welcome consultations with UT community partners in the area who wish to provide CNE for their educational events.

Additional Certificate Programs

Nursing students

Teaching Nursing Certificate Program

The Certificate in Teaching Nursing is designed for nurses who are seeking to enhance their teaching pedagogy/skills and also for those who are seeking an academic career in teaching nursing.

Nursing Students

Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) Certificate Programs

The Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) certificate programs are designed for those nurses who have a master’s in nursing and wish to complete the course work necessary to sit for national certification as an APRN.

Nursing Student at a poster presentation

Health Informatics Certificate Program

Leveraging the combined strengths and resources of the School of Information and School of Nursing at The University of Texas at Austin, the Health Informatics Certificate Program is a graduate program that addresses major topics in health informatics.