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Transition to Menopause, 2nd Edition
32 Hrs
Course release date: 10/26/2018
Course expiration date: 10/31/2021

This course provides nurses caring for women in a variety of healthcare settings - acute care facilities, private practices, public settings, home health environments, and community outreach programs - with information to help them take an individual approach to assisting women who are progressing through menopause.  The course discusses nursing care based on the most up-to-date standards and guidelines in order to help women make lifestyle choices.
32 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Back to School: Nutritional Requirements for School Age Children
0.5 Hrs
Course release date: 10/8/2019
Course expiration date: 10/8/2022

This course provides nurses with evidence-based approaches for identifying the nutritional requirements for school-aged children. Additionally, factors that contribute to pediatric nutritional issues with solutions for management are presented.

0.5 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Nursing Care of the Older Adult, 3rd Edition
31 Hrs
Course release date: 2/28/2019
Course expiration date: 2/28/2022

This course presents the basic principles, knowledge, skills, and attitudes required to provide nursing care to older adults and their families. The course reviews the major concerns and issues facing older adults, such as chronic conditions, common clinical problems and psychosocial issues, and methods to handle these concerns.  Topics presented include issues affecting older adults and viewing the patient as a holistic individual.  Additionally, the course discusses and dispels some common myths of aging.
31 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Fundamentals of Cardiovascular Nursing: Biology and Epidemiology
4 Hrs
Course release date: 12/28/2016
Course expiration date: 12/31/2019

This course provides nurses with the foundational information for cardiovascular care and also serves as a reference for nurses working in or desiring to work in cardiovascular care. Beginning with a review of cardiovascular anatomy and physiology, the course discusses cardiac hemodynamic measurements, the principles of oxygen transport, and also the burden of cardiovascular disease on the general population.  Nursing application points in the clinical setting are highlighted throughout to aid in identifying key issues in the care of patients with cardiovascular disease.  
4 Hrs
Online
Elective
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ADHD Throughout the Lifespan, 3rd Edition
25 Hrs
Course release date: 3/5/2018
Course expiration date: 3/31/2021

This course provides nurses in any setting with a strong understanding of relevant content related to attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) to become more competent and confident in their ability to recognize, manage, and effectively intervene when caring for persons affected by ADHD.  The course presents information that may be new or furthers the understanding of learned concepts related to ADHD research, diagnosis, and treatment across the lifespan.  
25 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in Adults
4 Hrs
Course release date: 3/5/2018
Course release date: 3/31/2021

This course addresses the assessment and diagnosis of ADHD in adults and will improve the knowledge base, clinical understanding, and perspective of care, providing a framework within which healthcare professionals can understand and treat adults with ADHD in the twenty-first century.  In addition, they will need to use this information to conduct a careful differential diagnosis. 
4 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Maternal Newborn Nursing, 6th Edition
25 Hrs
Course release date: 1/13/2019
Course expiration date: 1/13/2022

The course provides information for nurses caring for women, children, and families in a variety of settings. The comprehensive content provides a chronological view of a woman’s journey from conception to post-delivery, the importance of self-care, care of the newborn, and how the nursing process guides the critical role of the nurse at each stage.  Some content presented may be more applicable to nurses working in specialized clinical areas. 
25 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Managing Asthma During Pregnancy
2 Hrs
Course release date: 12/27/2017
Course expiration date: 12/31/2020

This course discusses how the changes that occur during pregnancy can impact asthma management.  Uncontrolled asthma can cause serious complications to the mother, including high blood pressure, toxemia, premature delivery, and rarely death. For the baby, complications of uncontrolled asthma include increased risk for stillbirth, fetal growth retardation, premature birth, low birth weight, and a low Apgar score at birth. 
2 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Pediatric Immunizations, 2nd Edition
3 Hrs
Course release date: 6/27/2017
Course expiration date: 6/30/2020

This course provides information on immunization recommendations for children and adolescents, including route and dosing, contraindications, clinical recommendations, clinical options for altered schedules or delayed vaccinations, and distinguishing between immunization myths and facts.  With updated information, nurses can be instrumental in improving immunization rates in their communities and, as a result, decrease the incidence of immunization-preventable diseases.   
3 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Asthma Management in Children and Adults, 2nd Edition
27 Hrs
Course release date: 1/25/2018
Course expiration date: 1/31/2021

This course provides evidence-based research guidelines for the management and treatment of patients with asthma to incorporate into their clinical practice. The pathology of asthma, disease symptoms, environmental triggers, diagnosis, treatment, associated conditions, and health education are discussed, as well as the National Asthma Education and Prevention Program’s (NAEPPs) guidelines for the treatment and management of patients with asthma.
27 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Cancer in Women, 3rd Edition
35 Hrs
Course release date: 8/25/2017
Course expiration date: 8/31/2020

This course provides nurses with comprehensive evidence-based content to serve as a foundation for competent nursing care for the cancers that primarily affect women including: breast, ovarian, uterine, cervical, lung, colorectal, and skin cancers.  Reviewing many of the major concepts in nursing care, this course includes nursing plans of care for women diagnosed with these cancers, provides an overview of the epidemiology of the cancer, risk factors and assessment, prevention and detection strategies, diagnosis, staging, and treatment modalities for each cancer.  
35 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Women's Health: Contemporary Advances and Trends, 4th Edition
34 Hrs
Course release date: 6/27/2017
Course expiration date: 6/30/2022

This course serves as both a comprehensive review while also helping to expand nurses current knowledge about women's health.  The course discusses current issues and controversies in women’s health to enhance the nurses ability to knowledgeably approach these issues.  Since this course is on the topic of women’s contemporary health issues, nursing care for the pregnant woman is not discussed.
34 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Geriatric Care: An Overview for Nurses
2 Hrs
Course release date: 6/14/2017
Course expiration date: 6/30/2020

This course addresses some of the more common age-related health concerns, including elder abuse, memory changes, and common chronic conditions and discusses how healthcare professionals can help older adults manage these conditions.  The course also provides an overview of end-of-life issues including palliative and hospice care.
2 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Diabetic Medications and Insulin Pump Therapies
6 Hrs 6 Hrs
Course release date: 1/13/2017
Course expiration date: 1/3/2020

This course is for all nurses and advanced practice nurse practitioners responsible for prescribing diabetic medications and managing patients with diabetes.  The course provides the latest in diabetic medications and treatment options, including insulin pump therapies. 
6 Hrs 6 Hrs
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Elective
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Alzheimer's Disease: Challenges, Interventions, and Approaches to Care
17 Hrs
Course release date: 11/16/2017
Course expiration date: 9/30/2020

This course focuses on the nurse's role in assessing and intervening to address communication challenges, nutrition, incontinence, falls and restraint use, and pain and hospitalization for the person with Alzheimer’s disease. It’s important to think beyond the physical care of the person with dementia.  The course also examines spirituality, palliative and end-of-life care, and pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions for the person with Alzheimer’s disease. 
17 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Human Trafficking in the United States: Modern Day Slavery
4 Hrs
Course expiration date: 5/8/2020

Health care personnel are on the front lines of the fight against human trafficking. Nurses, physicians, physician assistants, and all health care personnel must be alert to the often overlooked signs of trafficking in their patients. This course is designed to provide a sensitive review of the issue of abuse in human trafficking, how it affects patients and their families, and practice evidence-based care to identify, care for, and report victims of human trafficking. This modern slavery issue has been gaining ground and the silent victims are in critical need of care and interventions. 

4 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Nonopioid Analgesics
5 Hrs
Course release date: 6/12/2018
Course expiration date: 4/30/2021

This course provides current information about nonopioid treatment modalities for pain to help nurses both educate patients about pain and advocate for safe and effective pain treatment based upon scientific evidence.  The course discusses, in detail, acetaminophen and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), including aspirin, nonselective cyclooxygenase inhibitors, and cyclooxygenase-2 inhibitors.  Adjuvant medications including tricyclic antidepressants, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors, botulinum toxin, and anticonvulsants are also covered.  Interventional pain therapies as therapeutic pain management tools are also presented.
5 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Healthy Aging, 2nd Edition
13 Hrs
Course release date: 5/31/2017
Course expiration date: 5/31/2020

This course provides nurses and other healthcare professionals working with older adults with the additional knowledge to provide satisfactory care to improve outcomes for older adults. The course will help nurses recognize the needs of older adult clients and develop person-centered plans to support, encourage, teach, and guide older adults to actively practice healthy lifestyles.  This course sets the stage to develop a healthier society through optimal living and healthy aging for all to age well.
13 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Cancer Nursing, Prevention and Early Detection for the Adult Patient
2 Hrs 12 Hrs
Course expiration date: 3/10/2020

This course focuses on cancer prevention, early cancer detection, and nursing care of adults with cancer during and after treatment. This course is intended to help nurses provide not only cancer care, but accurate and up-to- date information as well.
2 Hrs 12 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Intimate Partner Violence and Sexual Assault: Recognition and Intervention Strategies for Nurses
6 Hrs
Course release date: 3/19/2018
Course expiration date: 3/31/2021

This course presents an overview of intimate partner violence (IPV) and sexual assault (SA) issues that nurses in a variety of settings may encounter. Types of IPV and SA and risk factors are described. Health consequences are addressed, as well as the effects at various life stages from children to older adults. Screening and assessment strategies are reviewed, including working with special populations, such as immigrants, pregnant women, the LGBTQI community, and perpetrators. 
6 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Legal Considerations in Nursing Documentation
6 Hrs
Course release date: 2/21/2019
Course expiration date: 2/21/2022

This course presents the legal aspects of nursing documentation, including the use of consent forms in patient care, documentation techniques to mitigate risk, and the necessity of incident reports to document adverse events. 
6 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Helping the Patient Who is Obese Find Success, 3rd Edition
20 Hrs
Course release date: 2/25/2019
Course expiration date: 2/25/2022

This course provides nurses interacting with obese patients with the knowledge and practices, including communication techniques to foster therapeutic relationships, to help patients manage their health and weight, meet their weight loss goals, and overcome obesity.  The course reviews the topic of obesity, its etiology, and the associated health risks, followed by the nursing process, techniques for assessing the patient’s specific problems, planning interventions, and evaluating the results.  
20 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Childhood Obesity, 2nd Edition
11 Hrs
Course release date: 8/24/2018
Course expiration date: 8/31/2021

This course examines the complexities of assessing, preventing, and treating childhood obesity and includes nutritional recommendations across the pediatric age span and evidence-based treatment interventions.  With an emphasis on addressing children at highest risk and the variety of factors that can influence obesity, the course also reviews family relationships and their role in obesity, as well as the role of media and marketing.  Behavioral counseling and how it can be used to motivate patients and families to make changes is addressed.
11 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Nonreproductive Organ Cancers in Women
16 Hrs
Course release date: 12/8/2017
Course expiration date: 8/31/2020

This course presents many of the primary concepts in nursing care when women are diagnosed with malignancies. The common non-reproductive organ cancers that affect women are addressed, including lung, colorectal, and skin cancers. Information about each of these cancers includes an overview of the epidemiology of the cancer, risk factors, risk assessment, prevention and detection strategies, diagnosis, staging, and treatment modalities. 
16 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Pain Management: Principles and Practice, 3rd Edition
27 Hrs
Course release date: 4/25/2018
Course expiration date: 2/21/2022

This course presents current information about pain and nursing care for persons experiencing pain. The course will provide an understanding of the physiological mechanisms of nociceptive and neuropathic pain. Nurses will be able to describe pain assessment for patients across the lifespan and will be able to identify evidence-based assessment for patients whose cognitive impairment, age, or level of consciousness makes them incapable of reporting their pain. The course also provide an understanding of the pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatment of acute and chronic pain, as well as treatment of pain at end-of-life. With this knowledge, nurses will be able to both educate patients about pain and advocate for safe and effective pain treatment based on scientific evidence.
27 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Psychiatric Nursing: Current Trends in Diagnosis and Treatment, 3rd Edition
29 Hrs
Course release date: 8/24/2018
Course expiration date: 8/31/2021

This course provides information to help nurses update their mental health skills and knowledge of current psychiatric treatments. The course discusses psychiatric disorders, treatment modalities, therapeutic communication skills, medications, and cultural variances in how mental illness is perceived and treated in adults and children. The broad categories of psychiatric disorders reflective of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th Edition (DSM-5) are also presented.
29 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Seizures: A Basic Overview, 2nd Edition
4 Hrs
Course release date: 12/20/2017
Course expiration date: 12/31/2020

Epilepsy is the fourth most common neurologic disorder in the United States, with as many as 3 million people affected, and is associated with multiple co-morbid conditions affecting mental and physical health. This course presents information for nurses who are providing direct care to patients with a diagnosis of epilepsy in non-specialized neurology units in outpatient, acute care, and community settings.
4 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Chronic Cardiovascular Conditions
17 Hrs
Course release date: 1/19/2017
Course expiration date: 1/31/2020

This course provides information to support nurses working across all healthcare settings who care for patients at risk for or who already have cardiovascular disease and chronic cardiovascular conditions. The course focuses on the diagnosis, nursing management associated with hypertension and hyperlipidemia, the pathophysiological processes associated with coronary heart disease and angina, and presents therapeutic strategies.
17 Hrs
Online
Elective
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The Business of Healthcare
4 Hrs
Course release date: 12/20/2018
Course expiration date: 11/30/2021

This course provides nurses with a foundation of the elements comprising the business of the healthcare industry, including how care is reimbursed. An overview of the current state of healthcare organizations and healthcare quality is provided as is content related to the cost of care, healthcare reform, care transitions, and consumer engagement. 
4 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Substance Use Disorders, 3rd Edition
27 Hrs
Course release date: 2/27/2018
Course expiration date: 2/28/2021

This course presents the epidemiology of addiction, sociocultural influences, commonly used substances, and current standards of treatment and nursing care for patients with substance use disorders. Prevention practices, patient assessment, and therapeutic modalities, including pharmacologic, psychological, group, and nontraditional therapies, are described. Twelve types of substances are described, including their biochemistry and effects on the human body. This course uses terminology for substance-related and addictive disorders defined by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th Edition.
27 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Geriatric Assessment, 2nd Edition
11 Hrs
Course release date: 2/20/2018
Course expiration date: 2/28/2021

This course provides nurses working with older adults in a variety of settings, including the community, acute, psychiatric, and long-term care, and at various points in transitions of care, with a solid foundation for assessing older adults across the healthcare continuum in the context of health, wellness, and chronic illness.  Assessments covered follow the domains for the older adult that can impact quality of life including: emotional, physical, cognitive, social, spiritual, economic, family dynamics, care giving, and safety. The course discusses common geriatric conditions and syndromes - cognitive impairment, delirium, incontinence, malnutrition, falls, gait disorders, pressure ulcers, sleep disorders, sensory deficits, fatigue, and dizziness - that can have a significant impact on quality of life and disability.  
11 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Reproductive Organ Cancers in Women
10 Hrs
Course release date: 10/19/2017
Course expiration date: 8/31/2020

This course presents many of the primary concepts in nursing care when women are diagnosed with malignancies. The reproductive organ cancers presented include breast, ovarian, uterine, and cervical cancers. Information about each of these cancers includes an overview of the epidemiology of the cancer, risk factors, risk assessment, prevention and detection strategies, diagnosis, staging, and treatment modalities. 
10 Hrs
Online
Elective
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The Alzheimer's Disease Caregiver: Nursing Interventions and Support
6 Hrs
Course release date: 1/25/2017
Course expiration date: 9/30/2020

This course discusses the needs and challenges of individuals who provide care to persons with Alzheimer's disease (AD) and the important role that nurses play in preparing and supporting these caregivers. The course details nursing interventions for providing education, support, and anticipatory guidance to caregivers, including assessing prospective care needs and identifying and discussing available programs and resources.  In addition to providing information that brings new knowledge to both the experienced and less experienced nurse, the course reinforces key concepts of how to care for the person with AD and how to best support their caregivers. 
6 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Special Topics in Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
6 Hrs
Course release date: 4/10/2018
Course expiration date: 3/31/2021

Since nurses rarely see cases of “pure” attention deficit/ hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), it is imperative that they understand the common comorbidities associated with ADHD and their effect on treatment and outcomes for patients.  This course presents assessment and diagnosis throughout the various life stages, beginning with childhood, then adolescence, and finally young adulthood as a college student.  This information will be helpful to use to conduct a careful differential diagnosis.
6 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Commonly Misused Substances
17 Hrs
Course release date: 4/9/2018
Course expiration date: 2/28/2021

This course focuses on the most commonly misused addictive drugs.  Twelve types of substances are described, including their biochemistry and effects on physical and mental health.  The process of assessing and screening for these twelve substances is reviewed and prevention practices and therapeutic modalities are also described.  
17 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Women and Cardiovascular Disease, 3rd Edition
13 Hrs
Course release date: 4/24/2017
Course expiration date: 4/30/2020

This course provides current, evidenced-based information on the etiology, pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, treatment options, and prevention strategies for women who have or are at risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD).  The course presents both theoretical and practical aspects of caring for and teaching women through self-care practices to reduce or eliminate the risk of developing CVD and to control existing disease. 
13 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Pediatric Health and Physical Assessment, 3rd Edition
20 Hrs
Course release date: 2/18/2019
Course expiration date: 2/18/2022

This course provides a collection of information for a comprehensive, subjective pediatric health history, performing a systematic physical examination, and understanding common pediatric conditions.  The course not only provides an introduction to pediatric health assessment for nurses with limited pediatric experience, but also serves as a refresher course for nurses caring for children in a variety of healthcare settings.  
20 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Breast Cancer in Women: An Overview
4 Hrs
Course release date: 12/18/2017
Course expiration date: 8/31/2020

This course provides essential information about the epidemiology, risk factors, prevention and detection strategies, common staging schemas, and treatments related to nursing practice for women diagnosed with breast cancer.
4 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Traumatic Brain Injury, 2nd Edition
3 Hrs
Course release date: 3/29/2018
Course expiration date: 3/31/2021

This course discusses the identification, etiology, pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, and diagnostic tools used for all levels of traumatic brain injury (TBI) evaluation. The course discusses the structural and functional relationships of TBI to regions of the brain, prevention of secondary injury during initial phases of care, possible behavioral and cognitive changes associated with TBI, and the interventions needed to minimize sequelae for patients with TBI. 
3 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Alzheimer’s Disease: Definitions, Diagnostics and Patient-Centered Care
31 Hrs
Course release date: 9/19/2017
Course expiration date: 9/30/2020

This course provides a comprehensive guide to Alzheimer’s disease pathology and diagnosis, disease progression, key components of patient-centered nursing assessment, and interventions specific to individuals experiencing dementia. The course also addresses caregiving concerns and caregiver planning.
31 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Humor as a Nursing Intervention, 3rd Edition
9 Hrs
Course release date: 11/1/2018
Course expiration date: 6/30/2021

This course examines the holistic effects of humor on the health of individuals. The course provides foundational information on humor theories and discusses the effects of humor and laughter on disease outcomes. How humor may impact immune function is also considered. Suggestions of ways to add humor as an individual or as a facility are offered. 
9 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Ostomy Management, 3rd Edition
5 Hrs
Course release date: 2/21/2019
Course expiration date: 2/21/2022

This course provides nurses caring for patients with an ostomy, or ostomates, with a synopsis of incontinent urinary and fecal diversion, with a brief discussion of continent diversions, and also serves as an ostomy management primer.  The course includes a review of relevant gastrointestinal (GI) and urinary system anatomy, disease processes or conditions requiring the surgical formation of an ostomy are summarized, and a brief description of GI and urinary surgical procedures.
5 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Diabetes Essentials for Nurses, 3rd Edition
24 Hrs
Course release date: 2/26/2019
Course expiration date: 2/26/2022

This course provides a comprehensive overview of diabetes to enable nurses in a variety of settings to provide safe and efficient care.  With this knowledge, nurses can assist patients with diabetes in learning successful self-management practices and becoming more aware of resources to help reduce the risk of long-term complications, thus improving their quality of life.
24 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Loss, Grief, and Bereavement, 4th Edition
30 Hrs
Course release date: 12/20/2018
Course expiration date: 11/30/2021

This course provides essential information that nurses can use to help individuals, families, and communities cope with loss, grief, and bereavement or reflect on issues and practices related to death. The course presents the the role of palliative and hospice care in providing the highest quality end-of-life care and content on advance care planning. 
30 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Basic Psychiatric Concepts in Nursing
6 Hrs
Course release date: 10/5/2018
Course expiration date: 10/31/2021

This course presents nurses with a basic overview of psychiatric disorders, discussing the current trends in diagnosis, treatment modalities, and medications.  The course covers therapeutic communication skills and cultural variances in the way mental illness is perceived and treated in adults and children.
6 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Advanced Practice Nurses Guidelines for Safe and Effective Controlled Substance Prescribing
3 Hrs 3 Hrs
Course release date: 9/20/2019
Course expiration date: 9/20/2022

This course provides an overview of the safe and effective prescribing of controlled substances for advanced practice nurses and all nurses who are responsible for the safe and effective prescribing practices for controlled substances.  The course presents three of the most common disease states that warrant more frequent prescribing of controlled substances. 
3 Hrs 3 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Vaping and E-Cigarettes: Healthcare's Response to a New Epidemic in Teens and Young Adults
2 Hrs
Course release date: 4/15/2019
Course expiration date: 4/15/2022

This course will familiarize nurses with the current epidemic of vaping, including the types of chemical and drug exposures that may occur with vaping, health consequences, and strategies to curb the use of vaping. The course includes steps that have been taken to curb this epidemic and strategies the health care community can implement to safeguard against vaping.  
2 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Women's Reproductive Health Issues
10 Hrs
Course release date: 3/12/2018
Course expiration date: 6/30/2020

This course presents content to enhance the learner's current knowledge of women's reproductive health for women of all ages.  The course focuses on women’s contemporary reproductive health issues, therefore nursing care of the pregnant woman is not covered.  Topics covered in this course include birth control methods, preconception care issues and infertility, and common sexually transmitted infections. 
10 Hrs
Online
Elective
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The Menstrual Cycle and a Woman's Sexual Health
4 Hrs
Course release date: 1/10/2018
Course expiration date: 6/30/2020

This course will enhance nurse's current knowledge of women’s reproductive health when caring for women with contemporary reproductive health issues.  The course includes essential information for addressing concerns about a woman's menstrual cycle throughout her lifespan, female sexual health, and premenstrual disorders.
4 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Nursing Care of the Perimenopausal Woman, 2nd Edition
7 Hrs
Course release date: 11/28/2018
Course expiration date: 10/31/2021

This course will help nurses take an individual approach to assisting women who are progressing through menopause and provide nursing care based on the most up-to-date standards and guidelines in order to help women make appropriate lifestyle choices.
7 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Acute Cardiovascular Conditions
9 Hrs
Course release date: 1/19/2017
Course expiration date: 1/31/2020

This comprehensive course provides information to support nurses working across all healthcare settings who care for patients with acute cardiovascular disease. With today's prevalence of cardiovascular disease, nurses must be equipped with the knowledge and skills to aid in its reduction. 
9 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: Identification and Drug Therapies
4 Hrs 4 Hrs
Course release date: 8/13/2019
Course expiration date: 8/13/2022

This course provides a detailed review of the pathology, diagnosis, and treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) for advanced practice nurses who have responsibilities that encompass all aspects of primary and specialized care.  
4 Hrs 4 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Childhood Obesity: Prevention and Treatment from Conception to Adolescence, 2nd Edition
7 Hrs
Course release date: 11/19/2018
Course expiration date: 11/30/2021

This course reviews factors from the prenatal period through late adolescence that contribute to obesity. Provides nutritional information for children in each developmental stage. Discusses family food choices, modeling behaviors, and evidence-based treatment approaches.
7 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Understanding Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: From Assessment to Treatment, 2nd Edition
3 Hrs
Course release date:11/15/2017
Course expiration date: 11/30/2020

This course provides an overview for nurses working in a variety of roles and settings, addressing the history, incidence, etiology, and risk factors for PTSD and identifies diagnostic criteria across all age groups. Screening and assessment are discussed, as well as the disorder’s major clinical signs and symptoms. Special considerations for assessing and diagnosing for specific populations are presented and therapeutic approaches for treating and managing PTSD are discussed.
3 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Documentation for Nurses, 3rd Edition
20 Hrs
Course release date: 10/31/2018
Course expiration date: 10/31/2021

This course explores the underlying purposes of documentation, professional and regulatory requirements and processes, and best practices for adequate documentation to accurately reflect the patient's severity of illness and transition for care.
20 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Bipolar and Related Disorders: Signs, Symptoms, and Treatment Strategies, 2nd Edition
8 Hrs
Course release date: 10/10/2017
Course expiration date: 10/31/2020

This course provides essential information about bipolar and related disorders, including epidemiology, signs and symptoms, causal and associated risk factors, assessment, diagnosis, treatment planning and implementation, symptom management, relapse-prevention and symptom-management strategies for long-term stabilization, and outcomes evaluation. 
8 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Managing Asthma in Adults
2 Hrs
Course release date: 1/2/2018
Course expiration date: 1/31/2021

This course presents the unique features of asthma and asthma management in adults, particularly, the older adult.
2 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Understanding Mindfulness Practices for Nurses and Patients
6 Hrs
Course release date: 12/20/2018
Course expiration date: 11/20/2021

This course provides an overview of mindfulness techniques, the neurobiological underpinnings of how mindfulness works in the brain, and evidence of the effectiveness of mindfulness in different areas of life. The course also discusses methods to foster mindfulness and describes how nurses can begin a mindfulness practice for themselves and their patients, including suggestions for guided sessions.
6 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Antibiotic Resistant Diseases: New Clinical Challenges
3 Hrs 4 Hrs
Course release date: 7/8/2019
Course expiration date: 7/8/2022

Antibiotic-resistant illnesses cost billions of dollars each year and result in thousands of unnecessary lives lost. This course focuses on the most common antibiotic-resistant infections, their identification, and recommended treatments.
3 Hrs 4 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Cardiovascular Nursing: A Comprehensive Guide to Patient Care
30 Hrs
Course release date: 1/18/2017
Course expiration date: 1/31/2020

This course provides comprehensive information to support nurses working across all healthcare settings who care for patients at risk for or who already have cardiovascular disease.  The course begins with a foundation of cardiovascular anatomy and physiology followed by the pathophysiology of cardiovascular disease and integrates content on cardiovascular medications and risk factors throughout as disease processes are discussed.
30 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Nursing Care of the Postmenopausal Woman, 2nd Edition
4 Hrs
Course release date: 11/19/2018
Course expiration date: 10/31/2021

This course provides nurses with the most up-to-date standards and guidelines to help postmenopausal women make appropriate lifestyle choices.
4 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Essentials of Trauma Nursing, 2nd Edition
27 Hrs
Course release date: 12/31/2018
Course expiration date: 11/30/2021

This course provides nurses working in the trauma care continuum with current evidence-based practice in the initial assessment, interventions, and evaluation of the trauma patient. Concepts of trauma systems, triage, trauma to specific anatomic regions, psychosocial aspects of trauma care, and care of the recovering trauma patient are discussed. 
27 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Ethical Practices with Older Adults, 2nd Edition
5 Hrs
Course release date: 3/29/2018
Course expiration date: 3/31/2021

This course highlights the ethical issues that older adults and their families face as these individuals near the end-of-life, particularly in light of advances in medical technologies. The course presents the ethical frameworks and principles used to resolve ethical problems, identifies major ethical issues nurses face as their older adult patients make healthcare decisions, and provides a model for addressing ethical dilemmas in healthcare settings.
5 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Assessment of Pain in Special Populations
2 Hrs
Course release date: 6/12/2018
Course expiration date: 6/30/2021

This course provides the learner with knowledge about pain and nursing care for premature infants, older adults, and patients with developmental delays.  The course also presents the pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatment of acute and chronic pain for patients in these special populations. With this knowledge, the learner will be able to educate diverse patient groups about pain and advocate for safe and effective pain treatment based upon scientific evidence.
2 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Psychiatric Disorders in Primary Care Nursing
11 Hrs
Course release date: 10/22/2018
Course expiration date: 3/31/2021

This course examines psychiatric disorders in primary care nursing using the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th Edition (DSM-5) from the American Psychiatric Association. Substance use and depressive disorders are covered, focusing primarily on the more commonly encountered diagnoses. 
11 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Health Issues in Older Adult Women
3 Hrs
Course expiration date: 4/11/2018
Course release date: 6/30/2020

This course provides comprehensive information for nurses who want to review, enhance, or expand their knowledge and level of understanding of healthcare issues for older adult women. 
3 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Caring for Patients with Mental Health Issues, 2nd Edition
36 Hrs
Course release date: 11/30/2017
Course expiration date: 11/30/2020

This course discusses the skills required by non-psychiatric nurses when caring for patients with psychiatric and mental health issues in general healthcare settings.  The course presents information about which mental health conditions to expect and that may be encountered and possible nursing interventions that can help patients cope with their unique situations.  
36 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Initial Physical Assessment of the Newborn, 2nd Edition
5 Hrs
Course release date: 6/14/2018
Course expiration date: 6/30/2021

This course provides current evidence-based recommendations on how to perform an initial assessment of the newborn.
5 Hrs
Online
Elective
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An Epidemic: Vaping and E-Cigarette Use in Teens and Young Adults
0.5 Hrs
Course release date: 10/7/2019
Course expiration date: 10/7/2022

This course will familiarize nurses with the current epidemic of vaping, including the types of chemical and drug exposures that may occur with vaping, health consequences, and strategies to curb the use of vaping. The course includes steps that have been taken to curb this epidemic and strategies the health care community can implement to safeguard against vaping.  
0.5 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Prescription Medication Abuse: Scope, Prevention, and Management, 2nd Edition
5 Hrs
Course release date: 11/1/2018
Course expiration: 10/1/2021

The information presented in this course is applicable to all nurses, regardless of their practice setting or scope of practice, and defines the scope of the problem of prescription medication abuse. Nurses are positioned to mitigate this growing problem by identifying the most commonly abused medications, risk factors for substance use disorders, and methods of acquisition of these medications. 
5 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Nursing Management of Patients with Mental Health Conditions
16 Hrs
Course release date: 12/17/2017
Course expiration date: 11/30/2020

This course provides a review of mental health and psychiatric conditions that nurses working in any general practice or non-psychiatric specialty practice area may encounter. It provides information on common mental health conditions and possible nursing interventions that can help patients cope with their unique situations. The course discusses the importance of establishing and maintaining effective interpersonal communication with patients and the challenges of recognizing and assessing patients with mental health conditions. 
16 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Nurses’ Guide to Dietary Supplements
21 Hrs
Course release date: 3/2/2018
Course expiration date: 3/2/2021

This course presents nurses who work in ambulatory centers, private practice, pharmacies, hospitals, and community health facilities, with information to help develop practice guidelines and patient education materials about dietary supplements and participate in shared-decision making with people who are choosing dietary supplements for use in self-care.
21 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Yoga for Nurses
2 Hrs
Course release date: 6/28/2018
Course expiration date: 6/30/2021

This course provides a history of the science and practice of yoga and the many physical and mental health benefits for nurses and patients. It is important to learn and practice yoga postures, proper breathing, and meditation to help promote a balance of all three.  Various types of yoga and the importance of the role of a yoga teacher for safe practice is discussed.
2 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Nonpharmacologic Pain Management
2 Hrs
Course release date: 6/5/2018
Course expiration date: 4/30/2021

This course provides current content for non-pharmacologic treatment modalities of acute and chronic pain, including non-pharmacologic physical and cognitive behavioral modalities for pain management and indications for these therapies. With this knowledge, nurses will be able to both educate patients about pain and advocate for safe and effective non-pharmacologic pain treatment based upon scientific evidence.
2 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Human Trafficking: An Overview for Nurses
4 Hrs
Course release date: 9/8/2017
Course expiration date: 9/30/2020

This course provides insights into the facts surrounding human trafficking and relevant health risks for the trafficked person. The elements of human trafficking - the act, the means, and the purpose - are reviewed and will not only help nurses be able to identify warning signs of human trafficking in a healthcare setting, but also how to report these victims.  Psychological methods used by the traffickers are also presented. 
4 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Mental Health Assessment of the Pediatric Patient, 2nd Edition
3 Hrs
Course release date: 10/3/2018
Course expiration date: 10/31/2021

This course provides an overview of common pediatric mental health issues, including descriptions of the signs and symptoms for particular conditions, indicators of a psychiatric emergency, and appropriate treatment interventions for each case presented. Early diagnosis and intervention can critically affect positive outcomes of pediatric mental health disorders, making the accurate and comprehensive assessment of the pediatric patient’s mental health a crucial component of each pediatric examination.
3 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Common Pediatric Sleep Issues and Disorders
3 Hrs
Course release date: 2/26/2018
Course expiration date: 2/26/2021

This course provides an overview of the essential pathophysiology, symptoms, diagnostic procedures, and treatment modalities for common sleep disorders affecting the pediatric population.  The course discusses disorders such as obstructive sleep apnea, behavioral insomnia, common parasomnias, delayed sleep phase syndrome, and restless leg syndrome.
3 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Interprofessional Collaboration and Teamwork
4 Hrs
Course release date: 2/21/2019
Course expiration date: 2/21/2022

The course provides the historical and contextual framework with current, evidence-based information for healthcare team members on the knowledge, skills, and attitudes required for successful interprofessional collaboration and teamwork. Core competencies for interprofessional collaboration are discussed. Interprofessional education is critical for ensuring that nurses are prepared to collaborate with team members across disciplines once they enter clinical practice and beyond. 
4 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Prevention, Assessment, and Treatment of Substance Use Disorders
6 Hrs
Course release date: 4/10/2018
Course expiration date: 2/28/2021

This course focuses on substance misuse prevention, assessment, and treatment strategies detailing nursing care for patients with various substance use disorders, the description of prevention practices, and patient assessment.
6 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Pharmacologic Management of Asthma
3 Hrs
Course release date: 1/2/2018
Course expiration date: 1/31/2021

This course presents general pharmacologic interventions for managing asthma as recommended by the National Asthma Education Prevention Program that released the Expert Panel Report (EPR3): Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma and the Global Initiative for Asthma guidelines, which are considered the “gold standard” for treating and managing asthma. 
3 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Using Evidence in Clinical Nursing Practice
3 Hrs
Course release date: 4/23/2019
Course expiration date: 04/23/2022

Evidence-based practice (EBP) relies on the findings of scientific research to modify or develop policies and procedures that incorporate the latest evidence into clinical practice.  This course will help nurses incorporate nursing research findings into their EBP for the maximum benefit of patients and the facilitation of professional growth and development.
3 Hrs
Online
Elective
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End-of-Life Care, 2nd Edition
5 Hrs
Course release date: 11/9/2018
Course expiration date: 10/31/2021

This course presents essential information for nurses providing palliative and hospice care to seriously ill and dying patients and their families. Content on advanced care planning helps nurses become better communicators with patients and fosters a better understanding of the different settings and eligibility requirements for palliative and hospice care. Misconceptions and barriers to providing end-of-life care are also discussed.
5 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Diagnosing Alzheimer's Disease: Biological Processes and Behavioral Management
7 Hrs
Course release date: 10/10/2017
Course expiration date: 9/30/2022

This course provides an overview of Alzheimer's disease (AD), the biological processes related to AD, the criteria for its diagnosis, and key approaches which nurses can adopt in order to better understand, prevent, and effectively respond to the challenging behaviors demonstrated by patients who experience dementia, and specifically AD.
7 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Other Sleep Disorders in Adults
3 Hrs
Course release date: 8/17/2017
Course expiration date: 8/31/2020

This course discusses how untreated or poorly treated sleep disorders can exacerbate chronic medical conditions and how it can be treated.  
3 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Managing Asthma in Children
2 Hrs
Course release date: 5/8/2018
Course expiration date: 1/31/2021

This course presents the application of asthma management in childhood, from infancy through adolescence.  A discussion of natural history sets the stage for comprehending the presentation of asthma at different ages. Variations in care are discussed from a developmental and family perspective. 
2 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Nursing Documentation in the Digital Age
3 Hrs
Course release date: 2/19/2019
Course expiration date: 10/31/2021 

This course discusses how nursing documentation has evolved in the digital age, including the types of documentation and their advantages and disadvantages.
3 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Holistic and Integrative Nursing: Elements of Practice
20 Hrs
Course release date: 8/14/2018
Course expiration date: 8/31/2021

This course incorporates the five elements of practice defined as vital – energy, fire, air, water, earth, and ether - that have endured for centuries and provided a structural focus for sickroom management, creating healing environments, and the nursing care of whole patients.  The course provides nurses with a broad understanding of how the five elements of practice are relevant today and guide them through the application of these elements to practice using various healing modalities. This in-depth understanding will provide a new perspective on clinical care, practice management, and quality of life for both the patient and the nurse.
20 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Recognizing Mental Health Issues Co-occurring with Medical Conditions
12 Hrs
Course release date: 12/11/2017
Course expiration date: 11/30/2020

This course prepares psychiatric nurses, nurses practicing in general healthcare settings, and non-psychiatric nursing specialty areas to assist patients with maintaining optimal mental health.  The course discusses common mental health issues related to chronic medical conditions including issues observed in patients with sleep-wake disorders, cardiovascular disease, chronic kidney disease, and diabetes.  Nursing care and prevention interventions for patients with chronic mental illness are presented.
12 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Communication in Health Care
4 Hrs
Course release date: 6/28/2018
Course expiration date: 6/30/2021

This course discusses the fundamentals of communication science, impediments to effective communication in healthcare settings, and evidence-based strategies to improve communication with patients.  The course also presents nurses with evidence-based strategies to improve the effectiveness of their communication with patients, families, and colleagues.
4 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Depression: A Major Public Health Concern
25 Hrs
Course release date: 2/21/2019
Course expiration date: 2/21/2022

This course provides current, evidence-based information about depression for nurses from a variety of backgrounds.  This includes: depression as an illness; the diagnostic criteria for different depression disorders; suicidal ideation and how to intervene; genetics and the brain; bipolar illness; the mechanisms of action of antidepressants, including potential adverse events and special considerations for the use of different medications; models of depression; different treatment approaches to help patients with depression; chronic illness and depression; substance use; anxiety disorders related to depression; and depression in special populations.
25 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Obesity and Asthma
2 Hrs
Course release date: 1/2/2018
Course expiration date: 1/31/2021

This course provides an overview of how research demonstrates that the higher an individual’s body mass index (BMI), the higher the risk for developing asthma. Regardless, asthma associated with obesity often is more difficult to control and less likely to respond to traditional asthma therapy.
2 Hrs
Online
Elective
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Special Populations at Risk for Substance Use
2 Hrs
Course release date: 2/6/2018
Course expiration date: 2/28/2021

This course provides nurses with an overview of the epidemiology of sociocultural, family, and other external influences on the development of substance use disorders.  The course discusses the prevalence of these disorders to help prepare nurses to offer early interventions and prevention of these disorders. 
2 Hrs