In the Division of Continuing Education and Professional Studies (DECEP, in Spanish) of the School of Nursing, we reaffirm our mission to provide innovative and excellent academic programs and activities, aimed at facilitating lifelong learning. We enable, guarantee and perpetuate the service mission of the University of Puerto Rico, its insertion in the current of globalization, education, and its contribution to socio-economic and cultural development, agilely and efficiently serving the immediate needs of the sectors of Puerto Rico and his environment, which we serve.


To see the complete list of professionals we serve, click here.

*Note: Content is offered in Spanish


Offerings January 2023 to May 2023

Professional Certifications

  • Critical Care
  • Wound and Skin Care
  • Nephrology
  • Occupational Health
  • Oncology
  • Infection Control

Enrollment Process

Process may vary depending on education modality.

Instructional modules available

  • Cerebrovascular Accident
  • Self-control of nursing professionals when intervening with psychiatric patients
  • Arterial hypertension
  • Vulnerable population: homeless people
  • Local Anesthetics
  • Clinical Aspects of Intravenous Induction Agents
  • Sensitivity and cultural competence in serving the LGBTQIA+ population
  • Optimizing the use of human milk in neonatal intensive care units
  • HIPAA Law: Application for health professionals
  • Cultural Implications in the Psychiatric Context

For instructional modules

  • Complete enrollment form [click here for form]
  • Complete payment online, in person (by appointment only) or mail
  • Once payment is finalized, module will be emailed to you

For courses or certifications

Enrollment for courses and professional certifications will be subject to specific dates announced by DECEP and other procedures that will be informed to participants. Please contact DECEP for details.

On-site/virtual courses: Click here for registration form.

Certifications: Click here for registration form.


  • In person: By appointment only, Monday through Friday, 8am to 2pm
  • Online: Complete Debit Authorization Form with information about your credit/debit with logo card and send to
  • Mail: Send check or money order made out to Universidad de Puerto Rico, along with the enrollment form to:

Escuela de Enfermería
UPR Recinto de Ciencias Médicas
PO BOX 365067
San Juan, PR 00936-5067

Contact Information

Physical Address

School of Nursing-Annex,
First floor, Office 173
UPR-Medical Sciences Campus
Centro Médico, San Juan, PR



787-758-2525, Exts. 1187, 3110



DECEP Personnel

Dr. Ivelisse Rivera
Interim Director


Raiza Hidalgo
Administrative Assistant


Cruz I. Rivera

787-758-2525, Ext. 2141