Binghamton University launches BU-Learn


Binghamton University has launched a program which will provide continuing education opportunities for registered nurses and other health care professionals who need continuing education credit for licensure and certification. Known as the Binghamton University Lifelong Enrichment and Advancement for Registered Nurses or BU-LEARN, the program will offer numerous online programs, as well as traditional ‘live’ programs in topics and time-frames that meet the needs of today’s professionals. It will be of particular importance to those in rural and other areas where continuing education opportunities are limited.

Currently on offer is a certificate program in forensic health, which provides training to healthcare professionals in how to serve as liaisons between law and medical science.  Covering issues such as child abuse, intimate partner violence, elder abuse and sexual violence, forensic health training is of particular interest to those in nursing, social work, psychology, occupational therapy and anthropology disciplines.

The certificate program covers three modules: forensic health essentials; forensic health of victims; and forensic health of offenders. All three modules are fully online and participants will be able to work at their own pace. (Technically not at own pace. These are cohort-based programs and student must register for and complete these particular classes during a prescribed time period.)

In addition to the forensic health certificate, plans are already underway to offer programs in areas such as primary health care, psychopharmacology, tobacco cessation, and disaster management as well as a rural health conference.

Binghamton University: Decker School of Nursing and Continuing Education and Outreach is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the New York State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

For further information, visit or contact Jennifer Lawson at jlawson@binghamton,edu, Mary Muscari at                            


Last Updated: 9/17/13