Purpose: This online course introduces COVID-19 challenges specific to rural healthcare facilities and populations. Nursing interventions for COVID-19 and responses to client situations are also explored.
- Summarize COVID-19 signs & symptoms
- Identify demographic rural areas
- Describe challenges of rural health related to COVID-19
- Identify at-risk rural populations
- Describe interventions to improve COVID-19 challenges in rural areas
- Describe COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy in rural areas
- Identify approaches for rural healthcare systems & healthcare providers
Audience: Registered Nurses
Credits: Nurses will be awarded 1.25 contact hour from Mercy College of Health Sciences, Des Moines, Iowa. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be given.
Fee: No cost for continuing education during the COVID pandemic.
Created by: Tria Allen, RN, BNS, MS and Mary Hatcher, PhD, MBA, BSN, RN, PMH-BC
Presented by: Mercy College of Health Sciences, 928 6th Ave, Des Moines, IA 50309. Iowa Board of Nursing Provider #383.
This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UK1HP3172, Nurse Education, Practice and Retention (NEPQR) in the amount of $1,790,804 with 0% financed with non-governmental sources. This information or content and conclusions are those of the authors and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by the HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.