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OCEAN Online Continuing Education

As part of ONA’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 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.

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To see the full catalog listings and prices, you must log in or create an account. Please choose from the following options to access the course catalog.


ONA Member Access

For ONA members, you can access OCEAN online continuing education by using your ONA website login information.


ONA-affiliated Nurse Access

If you are not an ONA member but used to be a member, or are currently or have in the past been represented by ONA for collective bargaining purposes, you can still use your ONA website login information. 


Non-ONA Affiliated Nurse Access

If you are not affiliated with ONA in any way, you will need to either become a member of ONA or create a new OCEAN account through the OCEAN website here.


Featured Courses Available

Below is a list of some of the courses currently available through OCEAN online continuing education.

Preparing for the Health Effects of Climate Change

Presented by the Oregon Health Authority’s Emily York, MPH, this program illustrates the threats to our population’s health as a result of climate change. The focus is on the specific risks to Oregon and Pacific Northwest residents and includes evidence about which communities are at most risk.


How Laws are Made in Oregon

This program will explore the legislative process in respect to how laws are made. The focus will be on ballot measures and initiatives and will include Oregon legislative history related to health care as well as the role that Oregon Nurses Association has played in shaping laws and health care in our state.


Medical Marijuana for Pain?

Dr. Kim Dupree Jones, PhD, FNP-BC, FAAN, gives a thorough examination of the evidence to support using marijuana to treat chronic pain syndromes. The program includes information on who makes the best candidate for using marijuana and a discussion of the potential side effects and risks of using this drug for managing chronic pain.


Hospital Wide Staffing Committees and Staffing Plans

This presentation describes the relationship between Oregon’s hospital nurse staffing law and implementation of the law to guide staffing committees and their influence on the law. Development of staffing plans will also be discussed as well as the interaction between staffing committees and professional nursing care committees (PNCCs).


If you have any questions about OCEAN online continuing education or accreditation, please contact us at


Oregon Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

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