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A Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing Science: The Minimum Entry Level for Nursing Practice

1 Hrs
Course expiration date: 8/7/2021

This course presents the history and controversies of the baccalaureate degree in nursing (BSN) as the minimum entry into practice designation. The course reviews various perspectives related to the BSN as a gateway to enter clinical practice as a registered nurse (RN), as well as the long history of support and recommendations from various entities moving this initiative forward.
$11.95
Online

A National Tragedy: Never Shake a Baby

3 Hrs
Course release date: 6/2/2020
Course expiration date: 6/2/2023

This course reviews the significance of pediatric abusive head trauma (PAHT), also known as shaken baby syndrome, and its cause, pathophysiology, risk factors, identification, and care strategies. Children less than 2 years of age are at the highest risk for this preventable and irreversible injury. Knowledge of risk, case identification, and care strategies are important to good evaluation and treatment. 
$22.95
Online
Elective

Acupuncture: An Overview for Nurses

1 Hrs
Course expiration date: 3/9/2021

This course will discuss the history of acupuncture, how it works, and the components of an acupuncture visit.
$11.95
Online
Elective

Acute Care Management of Stroke

4 Hrs
Course release date: 9/30/2019
Course expiration date: 9/30/2022

This course provides nurses with the latest information about stroke including updates in anatomy and assessment and management of the stroke patient in the acute care setting.
$22.95
Online
Elective

Acute Chest Pain in the Emergency Department: The Role of CT Angiography

1 Hrs

Course expiration date: 5/21/2021

Chest pain is a commoncomplaint in the emergency department and requires meticulous history, exam andwork-up. While chest pain may be due to non-cardiac complaints such aspulmonary embolism, the healthcare team must correctly identify when a patientis experiencing or at risk of developing acute coronary syndrome. Coronarycomputed tomography angiography and coronary artery calcium scoring are twonon-invasive tests, which can help identify plaque in low-and intermediate-riskpatients, and subsequently direct care as needed. There are nursingconsiderations specific to both these tests including obtaining pulse and bloodpressure, administering medications, obtaining IV access and performing ahistory and exam. 

$11.95
Online
Elective

Addiction: When Patients Can’t “Just Quit”

3 Hrs
2 Hrs

Course expiration date: 7/18/2021

This course covers the epidemiology, causes and risk factors of addiction. It discusses the diagnosis of substance use disorders and offers a brief overview of medications used to treat withdrawal. The course gives detailed information on the medications used to treat opioid use disorder, alcohol use disorder and tobacco use disorder.

$22.95
Online
Elective

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. 
$22.95
Online
Elective

Alarm Fatigue: How One Health System Took Action Against this Common Problem

1 Hrs
Course expiration date: 12/12/2020

This course will provide information about the influence of human factors on the phenomenon of alarm fatigue and will describe interventions based on a proactive risk assessment analysis that may mitigate alarm fatigue in nurses.
$11.95
Online
Elective

America’s Illicit Drug Crisis

4 Hrs
Course release date: 12/5/2018
Course expiration date: 12/5/2021

This course provides an overview of select illicit substances and their use in the United States, signs and symptoms of these drugs use as well as immediate and long-term interventions.

$22.95
Online
Elective

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.  
$11.95
Online
Elective

An Overview of Geriatric Care

2 Hrs
Course release date: 4/18/2020
Course expiration date: 4/18/2023

This course presents common health conditions, care needs, and concerns associated with aging, including issues related to elder abuse, age-related memory changes and disease processes, and end-of-life issues.
$17.95
Online
Elective

Antibiotic Resistant Diseases: New Clinical Challenges

4 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.
$22.95
Online
Elective

Anticoagulants and Antiplatelet Therapy

3 Hrs
3 Hrs

Course expiration date: 7/13/2021

This educational program illustrates the critical role of blood clotting in maintaining vasculature integrity and various pathologies that can result when inappropriate coagulation occurs. An overview is provided giving insight to the use of representative antiplatelet, anticoagulation and thrombolytic agents to counter improper clotting.

$22.95
Online
Elective

Anxiety Disorders: Recognition and Management

1 Hrs
Course expiration date: 4/23/2021

Anxiety is an emotion that is experienced universally: Anxiety disorders are among the most commonly diagnosed mental health conditions in the United States population. It is more than probable that all nurses will, at some time in their careers, care for a patient with an anxiety disorder. The purpose of this course is to provide nurses with up-to-date information about the most common anxiety disorders, criteria for diagnosis, differentiation of levels of anxiety, appropriate assessment and screening tools for patients that present with anxiety, communication tips for working with anxious clients, and non pharmacologic and pharmacologic treatments commonly used for anxiety.
$11.95
Online
Elective

Anxiety and Panic

3 Hrs
Course release date: 5/20/2019
Course expiration date: 5/20/2022

Stress and anxiety are very prevalent in today’s society. This course describes information provided by the DSM-5 regarding panic disorder, its incidence, prevalence, risk factors, impact, diagnosis, treatment, and nursing care for the adult client affected by panic disorder.
$22.95
Online
Elective

Assault: It’s Not in My Job Description

1 Hrs

Course expiration date: 5/21/2021

Healthcare workers dedicatetheir lives to the care and the treatment of their patients.  In doing so, they sometimes must put theirown safety and health at risk.  In 2013,it was estimated that there were 9,200 nonfatal violence-related injuries amonghealthcare workers. Over the past decade, healthcare workers have accounted forup to 2/3 of violent workplace injuries—a total of more than 67% of allindustries and professions—that resulted in time off from work.  This education program provides informationon how to identify potentially violent patients, describes techniques to managepatients with violent behavior, and discusses interventions to encourage a safework environment.

$11.95
Online
Elective

Assessing and Preventing Falls

2 Hrs
Course release date: 1/30/2020
Course expiration date: 1/30/2023

This course provides information that facilitates the development and initiation of a fall assessment program that includes preventive strategies to safeguard patients and others from the danger of falling.
$17.95
Online
Elective

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.
$17.95
Online
Elective

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Nurses Play a Role in Patient-Centered Care

1 Hrs
Course expiration date: 12/11/2020

This course will provide a description of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and associated symptoms, as well as symptom management that includes behavioral and pharmacologic treatment modalities.
$11.95
Online
Elective

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. 
$22.95
Online
Elective

Autoimmune Diseases and Pregnancy

3 Hrs
Course expiration date: 9/14/2021

Autoimmune diseases affect a great deal of the population,women more so than men. A good number of these individuals desire pregnancy and childbirth, but their autoimmune conditions present challenges to pregnancy. Most autoimmune diseases improve during pregnancy and worsen postpartum, but some women still experience symptoms or flares during their pregnancies.

This educational course provides the background, diagnoses and testing, as well as the effects on conception, pregnancy, delivery, postpartum, and breastfeeding considerations for patients with multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, Sjögren’s syndrome, and antiphospholipid syndrome.
$22.95
Online
Elective

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.

$11.95
Online
Elective

Basic ECG Recognition and Interpretation

3 Hrs
Course Release Date: 3/2/2020
Course Expiration Date: 3/2/2023

This course provides an overview of the most common, basic non-life-threatening rhythms to refresh your knowledge and increase confidence in your rhythm interpretation skills.  The course reviews the normal sinus rhythms and the most common cardiac dysrhythmias to help you better understand the effects dysrhythmias have on patients and recommended nursing interventions. 

$22.95
Online
Elective

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.
$33.95
Online
Elective

Beyond the Basics: Implications for the Management of Atrial Fibrillation (AF)

2 Hrs
Course expiration date: 1/24/2022

Atrial fibrillation is a common healthcare problem. This course reviews the concepts of cardiac output, risk factors for atrial fibrillation (AF), classifications of AF, the pearls of obtaining a history and physical of a patient with AF, diagnostic testing, and the overall implications for pharmacologic management. Prescribing guidelines will be presented in subsequent courses.  Nursing considerations and evidence-based practice guidelines are included in this course.
$17.95
Online
Elective

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. 
$33.95
Online
Elective

Cancer-Related Lymphedema: An Overview of Current Evidence-Based Treatment

1 Hrs
Course expiration date: 3/30/2021

This course explores evidence-based treatment options for women who have cancer-related lymphedema. This includes decongestive treatment techniques and the use of compression garments and bandages.
$11.95
Online
Elective

Cardiac Special Topics: Evaluating the Patient with Elevated Troponin: A Case Study Approach

2 Hrs
Course expiration date: 6/13/2021

Troponins have long since been the preferred biomarker of choice in detecting cardiac injury as seen in myocardial infarctions (MIs). The history and clinical context remain crucial in helping to identify the cause of the troponin rise; however, in most cases it is primarily the serial trend of the troponin levels, EKGs, and imaging that lead to a diagnosis. It is imperative that nurses are able to incorporate analysis of troponin levels into their assessment of patients with compromised cardiovascular systems.
$17.95
Online
Elective

Cardiac Special Topics: Evaluation of Abdominal Pain, A Case Study Approach

2 Hrs
Course expiration date: 6/20/2021

Abdominal pain is a common reason patients present in an acute-care setting, representing around 10 million emergency department visits in 2013, according to the National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey. Abdominal pain can be accompanied by other symptoms or may exist in isolation. Using a case study approach, this education program provides information to help nurses accurately evaluate abdominal pain and take appropriate nursing action.
$17.95
Online
Elective

Cardiac Special Topics: Fatigue, a Case Study Approach

2 Hrs

Course expiration date: 6/13/2021

Fatigue is a very broad andgeneral symptom that can be present in a host of diseases. It is present inhealthy and nonhealthy individuals alike, and there is no one event that causesit. Most people do not seek acute medical attention for fatigue. However,fatigue can be representative of a serious underlying condition, and it isimportant to stress to patients that prolonged symptoms of fatigue, despiteadequate rest, nutrition, and perceived health should not be ignored. Thiseducation program uses a case study approach to help nurses evaluate fatigueand intervene effectively. 

$17.95
Online
Elective

Cardiac Special Topics: Evaluating Cough, A Case Study Approach

2 Hrs
Course expiration date: 6/20/2021


According to the most recent National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey in 2013, a chief complaint of cough represented around five million visits to the emergency department per year (Rui, Kang, & Albert, 2013). It is imperative that nurses are able to thoroughly and accurately assess cough. This course provides information about the clinical significance of cough, how to assess patients who present with cough, and how to facilitate the diagnostic process pertaining to cough.
$17.95
Online
Elective

Cardiac Special Topics: Evaluating Shortness of Breath, A Case Study Approach

4 Hrs
Course expiration date: 5/8/2021

Most people associate chest pain with heart-related conditions, but in many instances, it is related to other causes. Only 30 percent of patients presenting with chest pain have a cardiac origin for the pain. This education program is written in a case study format to help nurses accurately evaluate chest pain and intervene appropriately.
$22.95
Online
Elective

Cardiac Special Topics: Evaluating Syncope, A Case Study Approach

5 Hrs
Course expiration date: 5/21/2021

Most people associate chest pain with heart-related conditions, but in many instances, it is related to other causes. Only 30 percent of patients presenting with chest pain have a cardiac origin for the pain. This education program is written in a case study format to help nurses accurately evaluate chest pain and intervene appropriately.
$27.95
Online
Elective

Cardiac Special Topics: Evaluation of Chest Pain, A Case Study Approach

4 Hrs
Course expiration date: 5/3/2021

Most people associate chest pain with heart-related conditions, but in many instances, it’s related to other causes. Only 30% of patients presenting with chest pain have a cardiac origin for the pain. This course is written in a case study format to help nurses accurately evaluate chest pain and intervene appropriately.
$22.95
Online
Elective

Care, Compassion, and End-of-Life Issues

2 Hrs
Course release date: 4/9/2020
Course expiration date: 4/9/2023

The principles of end-of-life care focus on providing the best possible care and emotional support for patients and families with compassion and respect for the dignity of the patient.  This course presents information regarding standards and competencies of palliative nursing practice, body changes as death nears, physical comfort measures at the end-of-life, factors relating to advance directives, and cultural considerations when providing end-of-life care.
$17.95
Online
Elective

Challenges in Attaining and Maintaining Good Nutrition

7 Hrs
Course Release Date: 2/21/2020
Course Expiration Date: 2/21/2023

Teaching healthcare consumers about nutrition is an essential component of health maintenance and illness prevention and is within the nurse’s scope of practice. This course provides current information about nutrition best practices, as well as recommendations related to weight reduction and select eating disorders.
$33.95
Online
Elective

Challenges in Managing Foodborne Illness: A Public Health Concern

3 Hrs
Course release date: 10/16/2019
Course expiration date: 10/16/2022

Nurses who interact with patients of all ages should be familiar with the assessment and teaching that is essential to prevention and treatment of foodborne illnesses.  This course focuses on the significance of the problem, identification of the illness, treatments, nursing interventions, and – most significantly – prevention.  
$22.95
Online
Elective

Challenges in Pain Assessment and Management

3 Hrs
Course release date: 3/20/2020
Course expiration date: 3/20/2023

This course provides nurses with an overview of the physiology of pain and the differences between acute and chronic pain, focusing on assessment, pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatment modalities, and the challenge of pain management for the persons experiencing pain.
$22.95
Online
Elective

Child Abuse: Identification, Management, and Reporting

6 Hrs
Course release date: 1/15/2020
Course expiration date: 1/15/2023

This course presents the most common types of abuse, characteristics of each type of abuse, signs and symptoms, risk factors, and management of abuse. An overview of policies in the United States toward abuse and mandated reporting of child abuse is presented. The course will help nurses recognize the signs of child abuse so they can intervene in a timely manner to help save a child’s life.
$33.95
Online
Elective

Childhood Obesity: Health Effects and Approaches to Treatment, 2nd Edition

5 Hrs
Course release date: 12/20/2018
Course expiration date: 8/31/2021

This course provides nurses with a comprehensive overview of the scope, health effects, and approaches to treatment of childhood obesity. Assessments for obesity, associated medical conditions, and the challenges clinicians face when promoting prevention strategies are discussed.
$27.95
Online
Elective

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.
$33.95
Online
Elective

Children: Unique Differences from Adults that Impact Care

4 Hrs
2 Hrs
Course expiration date: 3/22/2021

This course presents the unique qualities of children, the risks they face and their physiological differences compared to adults. If you periodically provide care for children, this course will expand your knowledge of the differences of children and provide a foundation to determine appropriate therapies.
$22.95
Online
Elective

Chronic Kidney Disease: Complications and Pharmacological Interventions

2 Hrs
2 Hrs
Course expiration date: 1/17/2021

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is often used as a broad term to describe many levels of decreased kidney function, from mildly decreased renal output to severe kidney failure. About 14% of the general population in the United States is affected by CKD. People with chronic kidney disease are also at a higher risk for developing cardiovascular disease, which occurs in nearly 70% of CKD patients aged over 65 years. It is imperative that nurses acquire the knowledge necessary to provide the best possible nursing care for patients with, or at risk for, CKD. This course provides information about normal kidney function, the impact of CKD on kidney function, complications associated with CKD, and the medications used to treat CKD.
$17.95
Online
Elective

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.  
$22.95
Online
Elective

Chronic Pain: A National Problem

4 Hrs
Course release date: 2/15/2019
Course expiration date: 2/15/2022

This course provides current information about the pathophysiology of pain, the differences between acute and chronic pain, chronic pain assessment, and chronic pain management. 
$22.95
Online
Elective

Clinical Advances in Oral Antihyperglycemic Medication and Insulin Pump Therapies

6 Hrs
6 Hrs
Course release date: 11/20/2019
Course expiration date: 11/20/2022

This medication rich course is for all nurses and advanced nurse practitioners responsible for prescribing oral antihyperglycemic medications and managing patients with diabetes.  The course provides the latest in oral antihyperglycemic medications and treatment options, including insulin pump therapies. 
$33.95
Online
Elective

Clinical Update: Measles, Mumps and Rubella

0.5 Hrs
Course release date: 11/14/2019
Course expiration date: 11/14/2022

This course provides an update on the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) diseases; immunizations; treatments; and prevention of spread.  Includes nursing interventions and teaching information for all nurses interacting with children and adults.

$11.95
Online
Elective

Cognitive Impairment in Older Adults: Nursing Management is Crucial in the Hospital

1 Hrs
Course expiration date: 3/30/2021

Hospital settings can become overwhelming to older adults. Being out of their familiar environment can lead to disorientation, confusion, and other cognitive changes. This course helps the nurse to differentiate between various situations and provides intervention and monitoring strategies.
$11.95
Online
Elective

Common Outdoor-Related Issues

6 Hrs
Course release date: 1/7/2020
Course expiration date: 1/2/2023

This course focuses on helping nurses expand their knowledge and improve patient care for those persons dealing with season-related disorders, outdoor disorders, and injuries.

$33.95
Online
Elective

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.
$22.95
Online
Elective

Communicating Effectively and Therapeutically with Patients with Mental Health Disorders

1 Hrs

Course expiration date: 6/13/2021

This course reviews the techniques of therapeutic communication and presents best strategies for using these techniques when working with individuals who have mental health disorders.

$11.95
Online
Elective

Communication and Team Building: A Patient Safety Consideration

4 Hrs
Course release date: 5/20/2019
Course expiration date: 5/20/2022

This course provides practical strategies that enhance professional communication and improve team functioning in the actual work setting.
$22.95
Online
Elective

Communication in Healthcare

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.
$22.95
Online
Elective

Complementary and Alternative Medicine vs. Traditional Medicine

1 Hrs
Course expiration date: 4/3/2021

In most grocery stores, the labeling on “all natural” drinks insist that shoppers are about to imbibe a healthy product, even if the liquid is an unusual shade of blue. Natural versus artificial is also poorly defined in healthcare, which is why objective definitions must precede any discussion about complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). This course explores the differences between CAM and traditional medicine.
$11.95
Online
Elective

Coronavirus (COVID-19) 101 for Nursing Professionals

2 Hrs
Course release date: 3/11/2020
Course expiration date: 9/11/2021

Coronavirus, caused by COVID-19, is a rapidly developing disease.  As this disease continues to expand and engulf communities across the United States, it is critical that healthcare professionals become informed of the national standards of care provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other authorative agencies.  This course provides the latest standardized information that is known about the identification, care, and prevention of the disease.  
$17.95
Online
Elective

Crisis Resource Management for Nurses

3 Hrs
Course expiration date: 2/13/2022

After completing this course, the learner will be able to discuss how crisis resource management principles can be applied during an emergent situation.
$22.95
Online
Elective

Decoding Breast Reconstruction: What You Need to Know

1 Hrs
Course expiration date: 1/11/2021

After a mastectomy, some women may choose reconstructive surgery. There are multiple reconstructive options and each has benefits, drawbacks and unique potential for future complications. This course wil
$11.95
Online
Elective

Diabetes Mellitus: A Life-Changing Disease

5 Hrs

Course expiration date: 11/8/2021


Approximately 30.3 million people of all ages in the UnitedStates had diabetes in 2015;  this figureincludes 30.2 million adults 18 years of age and older. However, 7.2 million ofthese people were not aware of or did not report having the disease (Centersfor Disease Control and Prevention, 2018a). According to the World HealthOrganization (WHO) (2017), the number of people with diabetes throughout theworld has increased from 108 million people in 1980 to 422 million in 2014. Clearly,diabetes is a significant health problem in the United States and throughoutthe world. It is imperative that the health care community take aggressivesteps to reduce the number of Americans who have the disease as well asproviding more effective treatment so that persons with diabetes can enjoytheir maximum quality of life. This education program presents information onboth the impact of the disease and how to provide effective nursing care tothose affected.

$27.95
Online

Diagnosis and Management of Tick-Borne Illness

3 Hrs

Course release date: 4/21/2020
Course expiration date: 4/21/2023

This course reviews the epidemiology, etiology, clinical presentation, workup, and management of three tick-borne conditions increasing in prevalence around the United States: Lyme disease, Powassan virus, and Rocky Mountain spotted fever. The course will help nurses distinguish between these tick-borne diseases and viral illness or erythematous rashes. Additionally, the course reviews post-Lyme disease syndrome, treatment of Lyme disease coinfections, and prevention of tick attachment. 
$22.95
Online
Elective

Dietary Supplements: An Overview

3 Hrs
3 Hrs
Course expiration date: 4/19/2021

Dietary supplements of many types are widely used by Americans. As a result, it is likely that nurse practitioners in a variety of settings will encounter patients who use these products. The objective of this course is to provide an overview of dietary supplements.
$22.95
Online
Elective

Diseases and Disorders of the Integumentary System

5 Hrs

Course expiration date: 9/7/2021

The integumentary system is the largest system in the body. Diseasesof this system range from mildly annoying to serious and even life-threatening.It is imperative that nurses accurately assess the integumentary system,recognize diseases of the skin, and intervene to effectively facilitatetreatment. This program will help nurses to improve their abilities inassessment, disease recognition, and treatment facilitation.

$27.95
Online
Elective

Disorders of the Gastrointestinal System

7 Hrs
Course release date: 11/12/2019
Course expiration date: 11/11/2022

Diseases and disorders of the gastrointestinal system affect millions of individuals each year. This course reviews many of the more common problems, and presents patient assessment needs, current treatments, and best practices for nursing care.
$33.95
Online
Elective

Domestic Violence in the United States

3 Hrs
Course expiration date: 12/17/2021

This course will provide information about the prevalence of domestic violence and the impact it has on individual patients and on society. Different forms of domestic violence and the sequelae on selected populations’ health care will be discussed. Also, national laws will be reviewed to enhance the reader’s knowledge on the resources available and the legal issues encountered by victims of domestic violence. 
$22.95
Online
Elective

Drug Abuse Crisis in America

3 Hrs

Course expiration date: 11/26/2021

This course provides the statusof drug misuse in the United States and presents common substances, triggers,and interventions that are proving to have successful impacts. 

$22.95
Online
Elective

End-of- Life Decisions: DNR Orders and Power of Attorney

1 Hrs
Course expiration date: 3/30/2021

This course will provide a general knowledge base of end-of-life decisions, power of attorney and do-not-resuscitate orders.
$11.95
Online
Elective

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.
$27.95
Online
Elective

Erectile Dysfunction (ED): Drug Treatment Options

3 Hrs
3 Hrs
Course release date: 8/28/2019
Course expiration date: 8/28/2022

This course provides thorough information to promote the understanding of this condition. In turn, this will greatly contribute to their patients’ sexual health and quality of life. As primary health care professionals, it is imperative that APNs clearly understand the pathology of ED and steps to reduce its impact. 
$22.95
Online
Elective

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.
$27.95
Online
Elective

Ethical and Legal Issues in Nursing

0.5 Hrs
Course release date: 1/16/2020
Course expiration date: 1/16/2023

This course will help nurses deal with many of the ethical issues they face in their professional practice, as well as legal considerations that may make an impact on the ethical issues of patient care. 
$11.95
Online

FDA Programs for Medication Safety

3 Hrs
3 Hrs
Course release date: 5/15/2020
Course expiration date: 5/15/2023

This course provides an overview of available U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) medication safety information, including drug labeling, black box warnings, Medication Guides, Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies (REMSs) programs, and available FDA medication safety communication and information for nurses and patients.
$22.95
Online
Elective

Facing Legal and Ethical Issues in Nursing

7 Hrs
Course release date: 4/10/2019
Course expiration date: 4/10/2022

Legal issues in nursing are based on legislation, practice standards, and licensure. Ethical issues, on the other hand, are often based on subjective values of “right” and “wrong.” This course will help nurses deal with many of the ethical issues they face in their professional practice, as well as legal considerations that may impact on ethical issues of patient care.
$33.95
Online
Elective

Float Assignments – Measuring Competencies

1 Hrs
Course expiration date: 2/14/2021

As a solution to nurse shortages, nurse call-outs, and unexpected patient censuses, many hospitals have developed floating programs. Even hospi
$11.95
Online

Fundamentals of Telehealth: Registered Nursing Practice in the Virtual Care Environment

4 Hrs
Course release date: 5/13/2020
Course expiration date: 5/13/2023

This course explores the basic telehealth concepts and technology applicable to the registered nursing telehealth arena, examining the role of the telehealth nurse, paying attention to legal and regulatory concerns, and temporary changes to regulations during the COVID-19 pandemic. The course discusses how telehealth can be used in disasters, emergencies, epidemics, and pandemics and concludes with a review of the competencies for nursing telehealth practice so nurses can be knowledgeable and effective.
$22.95
Online
Elective

Geriatric Special Topics: Care of the Older Adult in the Emergency Department

4 Hrs
Course expiration date: 1/10/2021
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$22.95
Online
Elective

Geriatric Special Topics: Care of the Older Adult with Fragility Hip Fracture

5 Hrs
Course expiration date: 1/10/2021


The global incidence of fragility hip fractures continues to rise on an annual basis making it one of the most common causes of hospital admission following trauma for older adults. This injury can be overwhelming for both patient and family, often resulting in permanent disability and increased reliance on others. Nurses are in an optimal position to make a significant difference for patients who suffer a fragility fracture. This course provides information that will help nurses to provide quality nursing care for those older adults who have experienced a fragility hip fracture.
$27.95
Online
Elective

Geriatric Special Topics: Delirium Prevention, Early Recognition and Treatment

2 Hrs
Course expiration date: 10/23/2020

Delirium is a common complication and one of the major contributors to poor out comes of health care and institutionalization for older patients, severity of delirium can be reduced by identifying risk factors, screening regularly and implementing multi-component interventions. .
$17.95
Online
Elective

Geriatric Special Topics: Dementia, A Neurocognitive Disorder

3 Hrs
Course expiration date: 10/23/2020 

Comprehensive assessment, monitoring, and pharmacological and nonpharmacological management of physical, functional, cognitive, and behavioral problems are important both in initial identification and in the ongoing care of the individual with progressive dementia.
$22.95
Online
Elective

Geriatric Special Topics: Fluid Overload and Heart Failure Patients at Risk for Hospital Readmission

5 Hrs
Course expiration date: 12/5/2020

Heart failure if the most common cause of hospital admission in the older adult. Research data have shown that patients seek medical aid for symptoms of he
$27.95
Online
Elective

Geriatric Special Topics: General Surgical Care of the Older Adult

5 Hrs
Course expiration date: 12/5/2020

Older adult surgical patients offer unique challenges for the multidisciplinary team from the postoperative period to discharge. Physiological changes of aging (e.g., decreased cardiac and respiratory reserve, impaired kidney and liver function, and loss of muscle mass) can significantly affect the recovery time of older adult surgical patients and put them at greater risk of postoperative complications. This course provides the latest evidence and guidelines for the management of the stable older surgical patient in each of these key areas outlined by the ACOVE (AGS, 2007) and NIA Expert Panel quality indicators. In addition, the nurse’s responsibilities related to discharge planning will be highlighted. This course also discusses, where applicable, the identification of applicable Joint Commission (TJC) National Patient Safety Goals (TJC, 2015) and National Quality Forum (NQF) National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators.
$27.95
Online
Elective

Geriatric Special Topics: Late Life Depression

4 Hrs
Course expiration date: 10/23/2020

This course presents an overview of unipolar late-life depression, with emphasis on age-related assessment considerations, clinical decision making, and nursing intervention strategies. A standard-of-practice protocol for use by nurses in practice settings is presented.
$22.95
Online
Elective

Geriatric Special Topics: Perioperative Care of the Older Adult

4 Hrs
Course expiration date: 1/10/2021

<span style="font-family: Arial;" data-sheets-value="{"1":2,"2":"Surgical procedures performed on older adults are expected to rise. About one-third of all procedures and one-half of surgical procedures on the cardiovascular and digestive systems in nonfederal short-term hospitals are performed on inpatients aged 65 years and older. The high stake demands of perioperative patient care, the increasing number of older adults undergoing surgery, and the unique vulnerabilities of this population require the translation of science-based interprofessional collaboration. This course promotes the use of the nursing process, critical thinking, and evidence-based practice models to help nurses enhance their ability to provide care to the older adult in the perioperative setting, ensure
$22.95
Online
Elective

Geriatric Special Topics: Physical Restraints and Side Rails in Acute Care Settings

3 Hrs
Course expiration date: 1/10/2021

Despite the federal regulations placed on hospitals
$22.95
Online
Elective

Geriatric Special Topics: Preventing Falls in Acute Care

5 Hrs
Course expiration date: 12/5/2020

Many of the adverse healthcare outcomes resulting from fall
$27.95
Online
Elective

Geriatric Special Topics: Substance Misuse and Alcohol Use Disorders

4 Hrs
Course expiration date: 1/10/2021

Evidence of alcohol and drug use by persons aged 50 years and older is increasing as more people live longer, continue community living, and continue substance use habits established in youth and middle adulthood. This course will help nurses to recognize common substance use disorders in older adults and implement effective intervention strategies for such disorders.
$22.95
Online
Elective

HIV/AIDS Infection: Transmission, Treatment, and Prevention

3 Hrs
Course expiration date: 2/20/2021

An estimated 1.1 million people are living with HIV infection in the United States. HIV infection, a persistent public health problem for not only the United States but for countries throughout the world. This course provides nurses with information about the incidence and prevalence of the HIV epidemic transmission, prevention, and current treatment options.
$22.95
Online
Elective

Hepatitis: A Life Changing Disease

4 Hrs
Course expiration date: 2/14/2021

Hepatitis is a general term that refers to inflammation of the liver. Causes are both infectious (e.g. viral, bacterial) and noninfectious (e.g. alcohol, drugs, autoimmune diseases). The incidence and prevalence of the disease, as well as the potential for serious consequences in some cases, makes it imperative that nurses have the knowledge to recognize and facilitate treatment for those patients affected by the various forms of hepatitis. They must also work to prevent the spread and occurrence of hepatitis. This course provides information to help nurses enhance their nursing skills when caring for patients for patients who already have hepatitis, as well as for patients at risk for developing it.
$22.95
Online
Elective

Home Health Care: An Overview for Nurses

5 Hrs
Course release date: 10/25/2019
Course expiration date: 10/25/2022

The course is intended for both new and experienced home health nurses, as well as those nurses who may be interested in pursuing a career in home health or who may work closely with home health agencies.  The course reviews current trends driving and affecting home care, home care agency structure, and home health nurse attributes and skills. It also reviews the Medicare home health regulations and reimbursement system, home health nursing standards of practice, and home health quality and performance improvement initiatives.  
$27.95
Online
Elective

Horizontal Violence in the Workplace

6 Hrs

Course expiration date: 1/28/2022

Bullying and horizontal violence in the workplace occurs far too often.  Whether between professionals of a single discipline or among different disciplines, the consequences of bullying and horizontal violence are the same. This course will provide an overview of horizontal violence, characteristics of both abusers and victims, and how to reduce the prevalence of horizontal violence in the workplace.

$33.95
Online
Elective

Human Trafficking

0.5 Hrs
Course release date: 10/8/2019
Course expiration date: 10/8/2022

This course discusses the scope of human trafficking including risks, common characteristics, and signs and symptoms of human  trafficking.  Intervention approaches and resources that help prevent and advocate against human trafficking are also presented.
$11.95
Online
Elective

Human Trafficking in the United States

4 Hrs
Course release date: 4/28/2020
Course expiration date: 4/28/2023

This course provides a sensitive review of the issue of abuse in human trafficking and how it affects patients and their families. The course presents an introduction into this complex crime, focusing on sex and labor trafficking, the common signs, symptoms, and conditions that occur in people who have been trafficked, and insights into the facts surrounding human trafficking and relevant health risks for individuals. 
$22.95
Online
Elective

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. 
$33.95
Online
Elective

Hypothyroid Disease: Finding the Underlying Problem

1 Hrs
Course expiration date: 5/21/2021

Hypothyroid disease is a common finding in both primary and specialty-case settings. The majority of patients with thyroid disorder are unaware of their condition. Missed or inaccurate diagnosis can put patients at risk for other serious problems.
$11.95
Online
Elective

Infection Control: Front and Center

8 Hrs
Course expiration date: 4/23/2022

This course focuses on helping nurses increase their knowledge of infection control practices and to use that knowledge to improve patient care and decrease infection incidence.
$33.95
Online
Elective

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.
$27.95
Online
Elective

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. 
$22.95
Online
Elective

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. 
$33.95
Online
Elective

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

1 Hrs
Course expiration date: 1/18/2021

This course will provide a general overview of irritable bowel syndrome, including risk factors, signs and symptoms, and current dietary and pharmacological recommendations for the management of the symptoms.
$11.95
Online
Elective

LGBT Health: Improving Access to Care and Identifying Risk Factors

1 Hrs

Course expiration date: 5/21/2021

Thiscourse will discuss the disparities in health care and increased health risksthat exist in the LGBT population, as well as ways to provide improved care forthis community.

$11.95
Online
Elective

LGBTQ Competency for Healthcare Professionals

0.5 Hrs
Course release date: 11/8/2019
Course expiration date: 11/8/2022

This course provides health care professionals best practices for management of LGBTQ individuals.  The course addresses LGBTQ terminology, health risks and disparities, and statistics nationwide.  It also presents ways to increase access to care for LGBTQ patients and discusses suggestions for increasing staff knowledge of, and sensitivity to, LGBTQ patients.
$11.95
Online
Elective

Leadership Development for Staff Nurses: Creating a Strategy to Accelerate the Transition

4 Hrs

Course expiration date: 6/20/2021

According to Maxwell (2014), a leader does not need a title to strive to make thingsbetter. Each individual has the potential to be a leader with ingrained qualitiesthat require development. What makes a person a successful leader is theability to influence others. Effective leaders establish teams with a collaborativespirit directed toward a common purpose (Kouzes &Posner, 2017a). Leadership uses practices, behaviors, and skills to lead agroup to achieve goals (Kouzes & Posner, 2017a). Challenges in thehealth-care field, such as the continued effort to improve quality and safetywhile providing efficient and cost-effective care, require staff nurses to takea leadership role. In doing so, they will help patients reach their goals aswell as effect change within the work group and the organization.

 

Individuals are not born leaders, but rather develop skillsto become leaders. This course provides informat

$22.95
Online
Elective

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. 
$33.95
Online
Elective

Life Threatening ECG Rhythms: Recognition and Interpretation

3 Hrs
Course release date: 3/1/2020
Course expiration date: 3/1/2023

This course serves as an overview of rhythms that may be life-threatening, either immediately or over the longer term for health care providers who have an understanding of cardiac structure, function, the basic features of the most common cardiac rhythms, and basic patient assessment skills.  The course reviews many life-threatening dysrhythmias and the appropriate initial nursing interventions for each. Confidence in ECG rhythm interpretation skills will help you communicate accurately with other members of the health care team and provide excellent patient care.
$22.95
Online
Elective

MRSA Infection: National Guidelines Should Direct Treatment

1 Hrs

Course expiration date: 5/21/2021

This course defines the significance of MRSA in multipleenvironments as well as the cost, care and prevention strategies.

$11.95
Online

Management of Addiction, Withdrawal, and Overdose

4 Hrs
4 Hrs
Course release date: 5/18/2020
Course expiration date: 5/18/2023

This course is beneficial for all nurses who care for the general population, particularly populations at risk for opioid misuse, addiction, and overdose.  The course reviews common terminology related to opioid use and addiction, the basic pharmacology of opioids, the roots of the opioid epidemic, the theory of prevention model, and the unique points of potential intervention to help nurses prevent, identify, and treat opioid addiction. 
$22.95
Online
Elective

Management of Behavioral Issues in a Brain-Injured Patient

1 Hrs
Course expiration date: 1/11/2021

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) can result in short-term and long-term behavioral sequelae, including aggression, irritability, depression, and disinhibition. This course provides an overview of TBI mechanisms as well as behavioral changes and possible management plans after TBI. This course also discusses is an overview of brain architecture and functions of the frontal, temporal, parietal, and occipital lobes, as well as the cerebellum.
$11.95
Online
Elective

Management of Drug Challenges: Generic vs. Branded Drugs

4 Hrs
4 Hrs
Course release date: 8/20/2019
Course expiration date: 8/20/2022

This course is appropriate for all nurses and advanced practice nurses who have responsibility for managing or prescribing medications for select individuals.  The course addresses the history of brand versus generic drugs, the many controversies, the science behind the preparation differences, and the cost effectiveness of preventative care when using generic versus brand name drugs. 
$22.95
Online
Elective

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. 
$17.95
Online
Elective

Managing Pain Without Opioids: Consider a Multidisciplinary Approach

1 Hrs
Course expiration date: 4/10/2021

With in this course you will be able to discuss individualize pain therapy, alternative opioid medications and multidisciplinary approach to treatment. Determine option for non-narcotic pain management medication and precautions, as well as side effects and alternative therapy treatment to treat acute of chronic pain.
$11.95
Online
Elective

Managing Polypharmacy in Older Adults

4 Hrs
4 Hrs
Course release date: 12/9/2019
Course expiration date: 12/9/2022

This course presents the concept of polypharmacy, related definitions and concepts, its incidence, predictors of polypharmacy, consequences of polypharmacy, pharmacokinetic principles that relate to the elder population, drug classes and individual medications that cause the most risk, and evidence-based strategies to prevent and manage polypharmacy. Case studies are presented allowing for the application of concepts. 
$22.95
Online
Elective

Mass Casualty: Chemical Agents

4 Hrs

Course expiration date: 6/13/2021

This course describes the scope of chemical disaster events that may create mass casualties and the role of nurses and others in preparedness, immediate response and recovery efforts to reduce injuries and loss of life. Chemical disaster events may range from an isolated poisoning situation to a wide-spread terrorist attack involving chemicals. The course provides descriptions of priorities and preparedness for mass casualty situations and chemical disasters affecting specific clinical practice areas.

$22.95
Online
Elective

Mass Casualty: Natural Disasters in the U.S.

3 Hrs
Course expiration date: 3/30/2021

 This course describes the nature of natural disasters and mass casualty threats in the United States and the role of nurses and others in preparedness, immediate responses, and recovery efforts to reduce the loss of life and injuries. Di