The Primary Care RN Certificate is self-paced and consists of 5 modules. Modules review common issues in contemporary primary care settings and incorporate how changes to patient care delivery systems impact RN practice. The course describes how the RN can practice to the full extent of his/her license in:
- preventative care
- quality and legal and ethical issues
- interprofessional collaboration
- acute and chronic care management
This broad overview of primary care will help RNs currently working in acute or long-term care to become familiar with primary care terminology, concepts and basic skills. Every module culminates in a twenty to twenty-five question, multiple-choice exam that assesses your mastery of the learning outcomes.
The course is designed to be finished in six months. At the end of the course, after successful completion of all five modules, you will receive a certificate of completion from the William and Ida Friday Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. This course provides 5 CEUS or 50 contact hours, which are approved and provided through the Friday Center at UNC-Chapel Hill as advised by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools accreditation standards.
The course modules include:
- Module 1: Contemporary Nursing in the Primary Care Setting
- Module 2: Primary Care Funding, Systems and Principles of Quality and Safety
- Module 3: Role of the RN in the Primary Care Setting
- Module 4: The RN management of common chronic and acute complaints in the primary care setting
- Module 5: Policies, Procedures, and Protocols in Primary Care