Capella University and the National Breast Cancer Foundation Co-Sponsor Free Breast Cancer Journey Webinar Series on

Webinars to provide continuing-education contact hours

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Capella University (, a regionally accredited online university* that has built its reputation by providing high quality online degree programs for working adults, and the National Breast Cancer Foundation are co-sponsoring a free nursing webinar series. The seven-part series, the Breast Cancer Journey, will be available live on from Oct. 21-30, 2013, then on demand for six months. For more information, go to

As of June 30, 2013, approximately 36,000 students were enrolled at Capella. The learning and career outcomes of Capella’s students and alumni can be found at

Each of the webinars in the Breast Cancer Journey is worth one contact hour toward continuing-education (CE) contact hours.** The series, which focuses on patient care and how nurses can improve their practice both pre- and post-diagnosis, includes:

  • What is Breast Cancer? Back to the Basics
  • Early Detection & Screening in Breast Cancer: Nursing's Role
  • What is Cancer Navigation?
  • Are We There Yet? An Update on Breast Cancer Research, Part 2
  • Psychological Support for Those with Breast Cancer
  • Genetic Risk for Developing Breast Cancer: Implications for Nursing Care
  • The Barriers, Supports and Nursing Interventions of a Breast Cancer Navigator Program

“We are proud to partner with the National Breast Cancer Foundation to bring The Breast Cancer Journey webinar series to nurses. We are thrilled to offer this important educational opportunity to nurses, whose diligence and dedication make such a difference in the lives of so many,” said Christy Davidson, DNP, RNC-OB, interim director of Nursing for Capella University.

The National Breast Cancer Foundation is also among the schools and nonprofit organizations featured in Capella’s Inspire Giving initiative. Through the initiative, students and alumni are able to direct Capella’s charitable giving to schools and nonprofits of their choice.

For information on Capella’s CCNE-accredited*** advanced nursing degrees, visit

About the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc.®
Recognized as one of the leading breast cancer organizations in the world, the National Breast Cancer Foundation’s (NBCF) mission is to save lives through early detection and to provide mammograms for those in need. A recipient of Charity Navigator’s highest 4-star rating for nine years, NBCF provides women Help for Today…Hope for Tomorrow® through its National Mammography Program, Beyond The Shock®, Early Detection Plan, MyNBCF online support community, and breast cancer research programs. For more information, please visit

About Capella University
Capella University ( is a regionally accredited online university* that has built its reputation by providing quality online degree programs for working adults. As of June 30, 2013, about 70 percent of Capella students were enrolled in master's or doctoral degree programs in business, counseling, education, health administration, homeland security, human resource management, human services, information technology, nonprofit management and leadership, nursing, psychology, public administration, public health, public safety, and social work. Capella also offers bachelor's degree programs in business, information technology, nursing, psychology, and public safety. Within those areas, Capella currently offers 144 graduate and undergraduate specializations and 22 certificate programs. Approximately 36,000 learners were enrolled as of June 30, 2013, from all 50 states and 61 other countries. Capella is committed to providing high-caliber academic excellence and pursuing balanced business growth. Founded in 1993, Capella University is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Capella Education Company, headquartered in Minneapolis. For more information, please visit or call 1.888.CAPELLA (227.3552).Visit the Capella Facebook page at

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* Capella University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA),
Capella University, Capella Tower, 225 South Sixth Street, Ninth Floor, Minneapolis, MN 55402, 1.888.CAPELLA (227.3552),

** educational events are provided by Gannett Education.

Gannett Education is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

*** The BSN, MSN and DNP degree programs at Capella University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 887-6791

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