Wilkes University

Continued Learning Health Care Seminars

Wilkes University is proud to offer a variety of continuing education seminars for healthcare professionals.

Register online or to print your transcript at wilkes.augusoft.net.

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Writing Pandemic Stories: A Narrative Medicine Workshop for Healthcare Professionals

Healthcare professionals have a wealth of pandemic stories to tell. This workshop, exclusively for doctors, nurses, pharmacists and other health-care workers, will use the tools of narrative medicine, a field which values storytelling and listening as a means to promote healing, improve care, and develop empathy for both caregivers and patients. Participants will use reflective writing to capture their own pandemic stories as well as explore ways to use narrative and compassionate listening to support the healing process in patients. NOTE: Please check the registration page for information about earning CME/CE credit for attendance.

Program Objectives

  • Develop close listening skills through the use of readings and other exercises and will understand how to apply those skills in the clinical setting to improve patient care.
  • Use reflective writing to process and increase their understanding of interactions with patients.
  • Describe narrative competence and how it enhances patient care and the relationship between patient and clinical staff


Vicki Mayk is a nonfiction writer, teacher and editor whose work has appeared in regional and national publications. At Wilkes University, she teaches noncredit adult writing workshops and a class for first-year college students on the power of story. She began teaching narrative medicine workshops at St. Luke’s Hospice in Bethlehem, PA, in 2012 and has studied in the narrative medicine program at Columbia University. Through her consulting business, Write to Heal, she conducts writing workshops and retreats focusing on processing trauma and loss. An award-winning writer, Mayk is the author of the book Growing Up On The Gridiron: Football, Friendship and the Tragic Life of Owen Thomas (Beacon Press 2020). Her freelance journalism and creative nonfiction have appeared in Ms. Magazine, The New York Times, The Manifest-station, Hippocampus Magazine, Literary Mama and other publications. She earned a Master of Fine Arts in creative writing from Wilkes University. Learn more about her at vickimayk.com


Tuesdays, March 22-April 26, 6:30-8:30 p.m.


Zoom Webinar (meeting link will be provided to registrants)

Registration Deadline

Tuesday, March 15 at 12 a.m.

Continuing Education Credits

12 hours CE will be given to pharmacists, nurses and social workers for participating in the course.  An application has been submitted for physician hours.

Cost: $100


Accreditation Statements


Wilkes University is a preapproved provider of continuing education for professional counselors through the State Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors. Counselors who attend will receive a certificate at the conclusion of the program.


The Nesbitt School of Pharmacy at Wilkes University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Participants who attend the full program and complete an evaluation form for these knowledge-based activities will be awarded CEUs.  ACPE# 0097-0000-22-002-L04-P


An application has been submitted for continuing education hours. 

Registered Nurses and Nurse Practitioners

Wilkes University is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the PA State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. Nurses who attend will receive a certificate at the conclusion of the programs.

Social Workers

Wilkes University is a pre-approved provider of continuing education for programs for social workers and clinical social workers as an accredited university. Social Workers who attend will receive a certificate at the conclusion of the program.