Goal and Learning Outcomes

The goal of this course is to inform nurses about transition of care planning to support effective patient care and use of available resources. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Define transition of care.
  • Explain the progression from discharge planning to transition of care planning.
  • Discuss the nursing role in transition of care and within the patient care team.
  • Discuss identification of high-risk patients for transition planning.
  • Examine the role and impact of major payers in transition of care.
  • Identify the essential elements of transition of care.
  • Examine the importance of and utilization of community resources.
  • Discuss accountability as it relates to transition of care.

Course Authors

Accreditation Information


In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP#13791



Relias LLC reports to CEBroker for the following boards (Provider # 50-1489): Arkansas State Board Of Nursing, District Of Columbia Board Of Nursing, Florida Board Of Nursing, Georgia Board Of Nursing, New Mexico Board Of Nursing, South Carolina Board Of Nursing and  West Virginia Board Of Examiners For Registered Professional Nurses


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None of the planners/faculty, unless otherwise noted, for this educational activity have relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.