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Goal and Learning Outcomes

The goal of this educational program is to provide nurses in all settings with the goal of reviewing the effects of stress and emotions on the immune system.After taking this course, you should be able to:
  • Describe two forms of stress and how they affect the body.
  • Describe at least three brain regions involved in mediating emotions and the behaviors associated with stress.
  • Identify at least three neurotransmitters and hormones that are activated during times of duress.
  • Discuss the normal function of the immune system and the ways that stress affects it.
  • Discuss the normal function of the immune system and the ways that stress affects it.
  • List at least four immune components produced during acute inflammation.
  • Discuss the manner by which chronic inflammation can result in both mood and immune disorders.
  • Outline steps healthcare workers can take to promote good immunity.

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.