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Welcome to the Online course entitled: Pain Management: Expanding Your Knowledge.  This course was made possible by the efforts of the primary author, Susan Homes Walker, PhD, RN.  Her educational preparation and work on the  adult acute pain service at University of Michigan Health System provides an expertise in this area. 

This program complies with the requirements for continuing nursing education and specfically satisfies the requirement for 1.33 contact hours of pain and pain symptom management for relicensure in the state of Michigan. This independent study activity will be available to learners for 2 years, until 2017. No conflict of interest is disclosed by either the presenter or planner of this activity. No financial support from a commercial entity or sponsor was present. Successful completion criteria for CNE is noted on the Learning Guide.

I sincerely hope this content is useful in the care of patients and the management of pain in your practice.  I look forward to the feedback you provide about this program so it can be used to enhance your learning.


Kathy Forrest, MSN, MA, RN

Instructor and Coordinator of Professional Programs

Michigan State University College of Nursing

Michigan State University College of Nursing (OH-294, 08/01/18) is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Ohio Nurses Association (OBN-001-91), an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation