Live Events & Programs


Live events are typically hosted at the UA College of Nursing. We're located at the UA Health Sciences Center on the NW corner of Speedway and Campbell. Scroll down for directions and information about parking.

The University of Arizona Continuing Professional Education is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Western Multi-State Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.


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Wellness Training in Healing & Transformation (2020/2021)

February 1-2, May 23-24, September 19-20, 2020; January 23-24, 2021

El Rio Manning House, 450 W. Paseo Redondo, Tucson, AZ 85701

This 4-session Capacitor program is for professionals or volunteers focused on caregiving and community outreach with at-risk populations. Participants develop basic proficiency in Capacitor wellness practices (such as Tai Chi, polarity, visualization, listening skills, acupressure, breathwork) and are able to integrate underlying program theories into practice in clinical and community settings.  Underlying theories and methods include: trauma theory, energy field theory, new cosmology, multicultural wellness, leadership development, healing systems, popular education. Participants must attend all four training sessions. Registration is $600. CNE contact hours are to be determined. Learn more about Capacitor International.

Contact Sharynn Chesser, RN for more information or a program application at (520) 256-7412 or svchesser@cox.net.


Summer & Fall 2019


September 20th

12:00 PM to 1:30 PM (Hawaii)

Behind the Headlines: What is Really Happening with Opioid Use and Treatment in Hawai'i

Western Region Public Health Training Center

Use of opioids such as heroin, morphine, and prescription pain relievers has expanded to levels of dependency in many individuals. Several factors contribute to the breadth and complexity of this urgent problem: severe chronic pain, greater use of prescriptions, aggressive marketing by pharmaceutical companies, among others. Updates about treatment, services, solutions, and resources exist here in Hawai‘i to reduce harm and improve quality of life for all.

Presenters: Heather Lusk, MSW and Christina Wang, DNS, MPH, APRN-Rx of Hawai'i Health and Harm Reduction Center

Learning Objectives:

  1. Review approved medications to treat opioid use disorder.
  2. Discuss opioid intervention and updates about management of opioid use disorder.
  3. Summarize referral resources and services are available for opioid-dependent clients in Hawai‘i and how to assist in the coordination of care.

CNE: 1.5 Contact Hours

Learn more and register.


August 9th

12:00 PM to 1:30 PM (Hawaii)

Vaping 101

Western Region Public Health Training Center

This presentation will help attendees orient to the current youth vaping epidemic in Hawai‘i.

Presenters: Forrest Batz, PharmD, Retired Faculty, Daniel K Inouye College of Pharmacy, University of Hawai'i at Hilo

Learning Objectives:

  1. Compare national, state and local Hawai‘i youth vaping rates.
  2. List the top three reasons why youth use electronic smoking devices (ESDs).
  3. Describe the health effects of nicotine in youth.
  4. Discuss potential health impacts of vaping.
  5. Discuss recent changes in ESD technology that increase the vulnerability of youth to ESD use and nicotine addiction

CNE: 1.5 Contact Hours

Learn more and register.


July 23rd

12:00 PM to 1:30 PM (Hawaii)

A Community Response to Hoarding Disorder

Western Region Public Health Training Center

Join Lisa O'Neill, DBH, Associate Director of Research and Education for the University of Arizona Center on Aging, to discuss healthy and safety issues, assessment tools, and treatment options related to Hoarding Disorder.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss the psychological experience of acquiring and discarding material goods for individuals with Hoarding Disorder.
  2. Describe key health and safety issues related to a hoarding environment.
  3. Identify critical curriculum topics and facilitation tips for community-based workshops for adults struggling with hoarding behaviors.

CNE: 1 Contact Hours

Learn more and register.


July 12th

12:00 PM to 1:30 PM (Hawaii)

The Restless Mind: Finding Peace and Support in a Busy World

Western Region Public Health Training Center

Worry and distress are feelings that many people feel occasionally when faced with potential harm.  Others may live with more chronic anxiety about upcoming events in their lives by feeling tension and ongoing nervousness. Anxiety can cause distress and un-ease in dealing with everyday life.  Many different ways exist to gain more ease, improve anxious feelings and/or even prevent anxiety. 

Presenter: Dr. Mestisa C. Gass, PsyD, is the Program Director for Mental Health America of Hawaii.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Review the definitions of anxiety, stress, and trauma.
  2. Examine the symptoms of anxiety including the impact of anxiety on health and the factors that can affect stress.
  3. Identify assessment and screening tools for anxiety with linking referral resources for support and treatment
  4. Evaluate the importance of self-care and how to use self-care tips to mediate stress.

CNE: 1.5 Contact Hours

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