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Course 1. Communication & Teamwork

Confidently interact with coworkers and other health care professionals

Cost: Included in Transition to Practice Program for US$150 | US$40 for individual registration

CE Credit: 4.0 Contact Hours

Subscription Length: 6 months if purchased as part of the Transition to Practice Program | 4 weeks if purchased separately

Audience: This self-paced online CE course is designed for new graduate nurses in all practice settings; it may also be used as an adjunct to a nursing education program.

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Form new habits. Integrate new skills.

As a new graduate nurse, you need an understanding of teamwork and how it plays out in pressure-packed situations. Communication & Teamwork is the first course in the Transition to Practice series. This highly interactive course will help you initiate discussions with experienced colleagues that increase your confidence and competence.

NCSBN developed this course based on the results of the 2011-2013 Transition to Practice study. By investing an hour a week for six months (to complete the five course program) and interacting with a preceptor, you’ll strengthen your core competencies.

By the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • Describe the relationship between patient safety, collaboration and teamwork
  • Use effective communication techniques with colleagues
  • Explain how to lead and/or work cooperatively with others
  • Discuss professional development opportunities for lifelong learning

Authors: Shandra L. James, DNP, RN and Karen Ippolito, EdD, RN, FNP-BC

Managing Editor: Susan Richmond, MSN, RN, NCSBN Interactive Services Content Manager