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.

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.

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