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Continuing Professional Development Opportunities

Rapid changes in medicine dictate rapid changes in healthcare. At Stormont Vail Health in Topeka, Kansas, continuing education courses are offered throughout the year to keep community and regional healthcare professionals on the leading edge of medical practice. Our experienced Continuing Professional Development staff arranges a wide variety of courses in cooperation with our clinical and medical staff, area physicians, APP advisory group, other healthcare professionals and community planning committees.

Healthcare experts from around the country are frequently featured at Stormont Vail Health continuing education courses. Single focus and multidisciplinary educational offerings are designed to improve the quality of care offered by Stormont Vail Hospital and Cotton O’Neil Clinics in addition to healthcare providers in our surrounding communities. Our focus is achieving excellent patient outcomes in a world of increasingly constrained medical resources.

Live educational opportunities include symposia, workshops and other educational series accredited for:

  • Physician
  • Nursing and APRN
  • Social Work
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • EMS

For current continuing education opportunities, click here. For more information, contact Continuing Professional Development at (785) 357-2820 or ContinuingEd@stormontvail.org.

Stormont Vail Medical Education Services has been reviewed by the Kansas Medical Society and awarded Accreditation with Commendation for six years as a provider of continuing medical education (CME) for physicians. Accreditation in the ACCME System seeks to assure the medical community and the public that Stormont Vail delivers education that is relevant to clinicians’ needs, evidence-based, evaluated for its effectiveness, and independent of commercial influence.

American Nurses Credentialing Center ANCC
Magnet Recognized badgeStormont Vail Health has been recognized as a Magnet® recognizes health care organizations for quality patient care, nursing excellence, and innovations in professional nursing practices. Developed by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), Magnet® is the leading source of successful nursing practices and strategies worldwide.


Stormont Vail Health is a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network. When our physicians are seeking a second opinion or expertise from an outside specialist, they can collaborate with Mayo Clinic’s experts. Our patients gain access to world-class care, without ever leaving Eastern Kansas.

Stormont Vail has been part of the Mayo Clinic Care Network for almost seven years. We have collaborated with Mayo Clinic experts on more than 1000 patient cases. Mayo Clinic specialists get back to us with their opinions within just two working days of reviewing a patient’s information or pathology slides.

Skills Training

Health care professional skills training opportunities include:

  • AHA Training Center (BLS, ACLS, PALS)
  • AWHONN Intermediate Fetal Monitoring
  • AWHONN Advanced Fetal Monitoring
  • Basic Dysrhythmia
  • NRP
  • S.T.A.B.L.E.
  • 12 Lead EKG Interpretation
  • LPN IV Therapy
  • Simulation Lab Courses

For more information, call (785) 354-5321 or email learning@stormontvail.org.

The Pharmacy Residency Program

The Stormont Vail Health PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program is a one-year training program offering a broad range of pharmacy practice experience. Our mission is to provide our residents with experiences that develop the knowledge, skills, and values they need to support excellent pharmaceutical care for the patients they serve during their residency and throughout their careers.

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