Continuing Education



Develop your professional skills and gain certification in specialized areas of health care – all while learning from noted experts who are leaders in their fields.

Whether online or in a live classroom, our innovative, practice-based programs are designed to help you build your expertise and advance your career across a wide range of therapeutic areas.

The First U.S. Academic Health Sciences Center to Earn Joint Accreditation

Joint accreditation is the leading model of inter-professional collaboration in health sciences continuing education. Creighton University Health Sciences CE is the first U.S. academic health sciences center to earn joint accreditation from three professional organizations, with endorsements from:

  • Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education
  • Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
  • American Nurses Credentialing Center


Online Continuing Education and Certificate Programs

Advanced Critical Care Therapeutics (28 contact hours)

Gain in-depth advanced instruction in pharmacotherapeutic management of commonly encountered critical care diseases. Emphasis is placed on the efficacy, safety and comparative value of drug therapy in this highly specialized practice area. Didactic knowledge of physiology, pharmacology and drug therapy management is applied to disease states specific to this population. Didactic instruction is combined with practice case studies and interactive discussions concerning critical care pharmacy-related issues.

Available for continuing education or certificate only. Apply online or view our brochure to learn more.

Health Sciences Distance Educator (6 contact hours)

Gain the skills and experience you need to develop, further develop or design a successful distance learning experience. The six-lesson course will address general distance education issues such as starting a course, instructional methodology, pedagogy, promoting interactions and building a learning community, use of technology, continuous quality improvement, available resources, best practices in distance education and effective on-line discussion.

Available for continuing education or certificate only. Apply for the program online or view our brochure to learn more.

Cultural Competency and the Muslim Patient (6 contact hours)

The Cultural Competency and the Muslim Patient CE course will provide members of the healthcare team and other interested individuals with key background and practical information essential to provide culturally competent care to help optimize the care of the patients in general but more specifically, the Muslim Patient. Participants will be meeting online with the facilitator weekly, will be involved in weekly interactive online discussions and will be required to complete practical assignments, activities and exercises.

Available for continuing education or certificate only. Apply online or view our brochure to learn more.

Teaching Clinically Relevant Medicinal Chemistry (16 contact hours)

Teaching Clinically Relevant Medicinal Chemistry Based on Solid Pedagogy and Instructional Methodology

The facilitator has developed and published several innovative methods in teaching clinically relevant medicinal chemistry. This CE course is intended for pharmacy faculty teaching medicinal chemistry but it also has relevant strategies for healthcare faculty teaching science courses. It is intended to help faculty build on their medicinal chemistry knowledge and incorporate different strategies and adapt them to introduce  clinical relevance into the teaching of their medicinal chemistry courses or science courses in general. The course can be beneficial for pharmacology and therapeutics faculty as well as practicing pharmacists to help them revisit why drugs do what they do based on established structure activity relationships (SAR) and how the SAR impact pharmacological and therapeutic action.

Available for continuing education or certificate only. Apply online or view our brochure to learn more.

The Clinical Toxicology: A Standardized Patient-Oriented Approach

 The Clinical Toxicology: A Standardized Patient-Oriented Approach is intended to refresh the basic principles in clinical toxicology and introduce a standardized patient-oriented approach to addressing the poisoned/overdosed patient. This course will utilize the latest evidence in practice based on the clinical literature and protocols from the poison control centers. The program is not intended to make the participants experts but to provide them with key practical information to help them act as first responders and to work collaboratively with ER physicians and poison control centers to address the needs of a poisoned/overdosed patient.

Available for continuing education or certificate only. Apply online or view our brochure to learn more.

Live Programs

APhA’s Delivering Medication Therapy Management Services Certificate (21 CEUs)

Explore your role in providing MTM services to patients. This 21-hour course includes 10 hours of at-home module preparation and an eight-hour hands-on, daylong program and three hours of post-program work.

Receive a notification when upcoming courses become available.

APhA’s Pharmacist and Patient-Centered Diabetes Care Certificate (23 CEUs)

Gain the knowledge, skills and confidence you need to provide effective, evidence-based diabetes care. The 23-contact-hour course includes 15 hours of at-home module preparation and an eight-hour hands-on, daylong program.

Receive a notification when upcoming courses become available.

APhA’s Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery Certificate Training Program (14th Edition)

APhA’s Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery Certificate Training Program (14th Edition) is an innovative, intensive, and practice-based continuing pharmacy education, based on national educational standards for immunization training from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This program is designed to educate pharmacists about the professional opportunities for vaccine advocacy and administration. This practice-based curriculum represents a fusion of science and clinical pharmacy. The program, which emphasizes a health care team approach, seeks to foster the implementation of interventions that will promote disease prevention and public health.

This course will be offered on Monday, June 11 and Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Register for the Pharmacy Based Immunization Delivery Course.

Health Sciences

Stay up to date with advances in clinical research, technological innovations and the treatment of diseases and other health issues. Network with members of the local, national and international communities at one of more than 100 Creighton-sponsored conferences.

Creighton offers programs that help you enhance the quality of your clinical practice and provide comprehensive and compassionate care for diverse populations as a physician, dentist, dental assistant, pharmacist, nurse, physical therapist, occupational therapist or other health care professional.

Learn more about Health Sciences Continuing Education.