Nursing Initiative Promoting Immunization Training


The Nursing Initiative Promoting Immunization Training (NIP-IT) is a program designed to provide information every nurse needs to know related to immunizations in order to work with clients across the lifespan,  communicate effectively regarding immunizations, and maintain safety of vaccines.

The course is offered completely online in a modular format. Content includes Vaccine Preventable Diseases, Vaccine Recommendations, Vaccine Concerns, Nursing Roles, Vaccine Administration and Mass Immunization. Each module includes interactive learning activities, short video clips and additional resources for further exploration of the topic. Participants complete a quiz after each module and received immediate feedback.


This course is offered completely online in a modular format. The objectives for each module are as follows:

Module 1: Vaccine Preventable Diseases

  • Explain the historical impact of major infectious disease outbreaks.
  • Identify major vaccine preventable diseases.
  • Compare how Individual and Community Immunity differ.
  • Recognize the implications of choosing not to be immunized.

Module 2: Vaccine Recommendations

  • Describe the development of vaccines. Differentiate types of vaccines.
  • Discuss information on vaccines, including side effects and contraindications.
  • Select recommended immunizations for children, adolescents and adults according to the CDC recommended immunization schedule.

Module 3: Vaccine Concerns

  • Describe social factors that impact immunization.
  • Discuss the public's current vaccine safety concerns.
  • Explain barriers to immunization for the public.
  • Identify two legal concerns about immunizations.
  • Apply ethical principles to vaccine situations.

Module 4: Nursing Roles

  • Discuss nursing roles related to immunization: communicator, educator, advocate, coordinator of care
  • Describe effective communication strategies with patients and families related to immunization
  • Discuss the nurse's professional responsibility to maintain own immunizations

Module 5: Vaccine Administration

  • Identify elements of safe vaccine storage.
  • Describe techniques that will assist in administering vaccines safely.
  • Review vaccine administration routes and skills.
  • Describe components of vaccine documentation.
  • Differentiate between local and systemic reaction and how to respond.

Module 6: Mass Immunization

  • Describe the diseases that could initiate a mass immunization or prophylaxis response.
  • Identify the process of a mass immunization event, from surveillance to follow-up.
  • Explain the mass immunization/prophylaxis site command structure, functions and traffic flow.
  • Discuss differences between mass immunization events.
  • Examine the nursing roles within a mass immunization event


Nurses who have paid for the course and complete all six NIP-IT Modules with a score of greater than 80% per module and who complete the continuing education evaluation will receive 6.0 contact hours of ANCC approved continuing education.

The University of Oklahoma Fran and Earl Ziegler College of Nursing is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Continuing Nursing Education Group, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. “UOC-0616 – APPROVAL ACTIVE AUGUST 22, 2016-OCTOBER 1, 2019”


The cost of the course is $50, and can be paid by credit card, check, or money order.

You can also choose to view and complete the course for free and receive a certificate of completion but you will not receive a CE certificate for the free option.

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Course is open enrollment. To register online click here or you can contact the University of Oklahoma Continuing Education Department at 405-271-2062. Group discounts are available.
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