Nursing Continuing Education

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Mercy College of Health Sciences offers CE credits for nurses who are looking to expand their nursing knowledge and renew their nursing licenses. Mercy College provides a variety of quality Continuing Education courses. CE courses and CEU credits are accredited and state-approved.

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Nursing Continuing Education Courses

Health Determinants: Working with clients living in poverty looking through a different lens.

Health Determinants: Working with clients living in poverty looking through a different lens.


Credits: 1 credit; Nurses will be awarded 1 contact hour from Mercy College of Health Sciences, Des Moines, Iowa (Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be given.)

Format: 100% online

Fee: No Charge ($15 after June 30, 2022)

Providership: Mercy College of Health Sciences; Iowa Board of Nursing Provider #383.

Open Date: April 1, 2021

Audience: Registered Nurses

Goal: Upon completion of this course, Nurses will recognize the relationship between the capacity to understand/empathize and the ability to engage patients living in poverty to achieve desired results.

Purpose: This presentation will introduce Ruby Payne’s seminal framework for understanding clients living in poverty and its influences on client health behaviors for the registered nurse. Nurse actions and responses to client situations will be explored.

Presentor: Mercy College of Health Sciences Presenter: Ginny Krichau, BSN, RN - Continuing Education Facilitator CARE Program.

Learning objectives:

  • Explore the broad definition of poverty and its connection with social determinants of health.
  • Compare and contrast the unique hidden rule characteristics of the three socioeconomic classes.
  • Identify practical, person-centered application strategies to better serve under-resourced patients.
     

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COVID-19: Overview of Challenges Specific to Rural Health

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.

Learning Objectives: 

  • 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.

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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.

 

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At-Risk in Primary Care: Adults introduces healthcare providers to two patients exhibiting signs of mental health distress. Providers must address the patient’s chief complaint, use effective communication techniques to investigate any underlying mental health risks, and refer for additional treatment when appropriate.

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At Risk in Primary Care: Adolescents

At-Risk in Primary Care: Adolescents prepares healthcare providers to talk with adolescent patients about mental health concerns, address thoughts of suicide, and coordinate referrals for follow-up care. Providers practice screening an adolescent for depression and suicide using evidence-based tools, conducting a brief intervention, coordinating referrals to treatment, and using motivational interviewing.

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Talk About Opioid Use Disorder

Talk About Opioid Use Disorder educates providers on opioid use disorder (OUD) and medication-assisted treatment (MAT). Learners practice applying relationship-centered communication techniques to discuss opioid use and pharmacotherapy with a patient, either in-office or via telehealth.

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Screening and Brief Interventions (SBI) with Adolescents

SBI with Adolescents teaches health professionals to conduct screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment with adolescents in a variety of settings. This virtual learning experience introduces the foundational concepts and then coaches learners through simulated case scenarios to provide them practice and build confidence. The simulation includes a final challenge scenario to assess learners’ competency in conducting a brief intervention.

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Screening and Brief Interventions (SBI) with Adolescents: Comorbid Substance Use and Mental Health

SBI with Adolescents: Comorbid Substance Use and Mental Health prepares healthcare providers to engage adolescent patients with co-occurring substance use and mental health issues. The content of this simulation builds on the lessons in SBI with Adolescents, which introduces foundational screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment concepts.

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Screening and Brief Interventions (SBI) Skills Assessment

SBI Skills Assessment evaluates users’ ability to use screening and brief intervention best practices when working with adults. This virtual experience presents two scenarios: in the first, users demonstrate their ability to screen an adult client using validated measures. In the second, users demonstrate their ability to conduct a brief intervention with an adult following the Brief Negotiated Interview framework and using a motivational style.

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Telehealth in Rural Areas

Telehealth in Rural Areas provides an overview of rural telehealth. It introduces some of the unique challenges that affect rural communities seeking to implement telehealth interventions. This presentation provides insight into important background information needed before implementing telehealth programs to improve rural community health.

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The Preceptor

This presentation provides an overview of the role of the preceptor.  The program provides insight to the valuable components of learner development opportunities while learning a new role, either as a student, a new employee or in a job change.  The presentation explains how a Preceptorship works through a one-to-one relationship designed for a learner to experience the roles and responsibilities of their new role through experiential learning.

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Suicide Overview

This presentation provides an overview of suicide. It will identify suicide as a major mental health problem in the United States, risk factors and warning signs, nursing interventions to reduce imminent suicide risks, and identify resources for the suicidal client.

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