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Our popular continuing education courses will keep you on the right path!

Continuing education benefits both nurses and patients. The wide range of CE courses available at Nurse.com by OnCourse Learning equip nurses with the latest knowledge and information to help them keep their skills fresh and stay aware of cutting-edge trends in patient care.

We work hard to provide top-notch courses authored by leading healthcare experts, covering everything from pediatrics and pain management to anesthesia and geriatric health.

“A number of years ago, we refocused our efforts as CE providers to produce CE activities that would meet the needs of the healthcare team,” said Robert G. Hess Jr., PhD, RN, FAAN, executive vice president and chief clinical executive of healthcare for OnCourse Learning. “For example, our pain management module is one of our finest endeavors to address the joint efforts of multiple disciplines as they come together interprofessionally to meet the patient’s multifaceted needs. It is ironic that when we first produced interprofessional modules we had to justify this approach. Luckily the healthcare world has caught up with us and fully understands how important this approach now is.”

Below are our 10 most popular courses among healthcare professionals:

#1 60185: Advanced Practice Nurse Pharmacology
(25 contact hours)
By taking this course, you’ll meet the ANCC 25-contact hour pharmacology requirement re-certification. In it, you’ll explore topics such as hypertension, diuretics, GI, critical care, sexually transmitted diseases, asthma, oncology, non-opioid analgesics, diabetes, weight loss and mental health conditions. You’ll also learn about improving prescribing practices with helpful tips for APNs featured throughout the course. The course also explains how to describe 15 medications, including the dosing, adverse effects, clinical uses and interactions, and identify special considerations for 15 medications. You’ll also be able to state black box warnings for the medications and discuss the use of 15 medications in your practice

#2 60242: Suicide Prevention: Assessment, Treatment and Risk Management of At-Risk Populations
(6 contact hours)
Suicide is unfortunately a leading cause of death worldwide that can affect a wide age range in the population. If prevention efforts aren’t successful, we don’t get second chances to change outcomes. Join us in learning about assessment, interventions and resources regarding this serious topic. You will gain valuable information on suicide prevention strategies geared especially toward healthcare professionals, learn to recognize the interventions for limiting restriction to means of suicide, understand which populations are at high risk for suicide and more.

#3 WEB332: Empathy 101 for Nurses: How to Care for Yourself While Emotionally Supporting Others
(1 contact hour)
Do you know the difference between empathy and sympathy? Did you know you could be sympathetic but not necessarily empathetic? Learn how to support your own emotional health while being a caring presence for others. Self-care is crucial for nurses — learn how to recharge and rejuvenate to become a better caregiver to others.

#4 60227: Interprofessional Guide to Pain Management
(6 contact hours)
Pain — it’s something we’ve all experienced and it’s an issue nurses are more than likely to encounter on the job. But what are some key methods for assessing and managing patients with complex pain? Can complex pain management improve outcomes? We explore this topic and how pain is experienced by almost all patients regardless of pain or gender.

#5 WEB338: It’s Just a Stage 1 Pressure Injury. Or is it?
(1 contact hour)
The National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel modified the descriptive language from pressure ulcer to pressure injury in 2016. Tissue injury occurs before an “ulcer” is seen. Update your lingo and fortify your assessment skills so you don’t mislabel or miss noticing an underlying tissue injury. Nurses need the right assessment skills to identify pressure ulcers and injuries — we provide you with tips to prevent “missed” deeper injuries.

#6 WEB341: Inattentional Blindness: When You Just Didn’t See It
(1 contact hour)
What in the world is inattentional blindness? Have you ever missed a medication, misread a number, didn’t see an order that was right in front of you, or just didn’t put two pieces of information together for some reason? Missed care does not have to be from laziness. Sometimes missing something derives from intense focus on certain details, resulting in another being missed. Learn how to combat inattentional blindness to protect yourself and your patients.

#7 WEB337: Human Trafficking
(1 contact hour)
It might surprise nurses and other healthcare providers to know the full extent of human trafficking in the U.S. Human trafficking is a secretive, yet widespread form of slavery globally. Determining the scope of trafficking is difficult because of the underground or hidden nature of activities. Learn your team’s role and responsibilities to recognize and help victims of human trafficking.

#8 WEB342: Speedy Spanish for Healthcare Providers
(1 contact hour)
Learning a new language is difficult, no? However, patients and clients both like it when you can greet them or reach out to them in their own language, even if only basic statements are made. Learn about “errors in translation” and strategies to increase your medical Spanish repertoire. No prior knowledge of Spanish is required!

#9 Antimicrobial Resistance and Healthcare-Acquired Infections
(1 contact hour)
Antimicrobial resistance is a significant issue. Do you feel like you can explain the reasoning behind strategies to prevent the spread of MRSA and C. difficile? Join us for a practical look at MRSA and C. difficile management. Hospitals can be penalized for high rates of MRSA and C. difficile infections. Be prepared!

#10 WEB336: Sepsis: SOFA, aSOFA and Interprofessional Intervention
(1 contact hour)
Sepsis is complex, multifactorial and can progress quickly — making learning about the condition and prevention methods crucial. Are you familiar with the updated recommendations? Let’s review how to prevent or halt sepsis in its tracks and discuss healthcare team management approaches for the fight against sepsis.

“As CE providers, we do our best to not only respond to the CE needs of our learners, but also to anticipate their needs, giving them information that they don’t even know they’re going to need. This collection of educational activities represents some of both,” Hess said. “The very fact that these courses enjoy popularity among our learners is evidence enough that we have read both our clients and the environment well, and we are meeting the needs of both.”

Find a full list of available CE courses here.

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