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Acclimation of International Nurses into U.S. Nursing Practice

Online, self-paced CE course

Better prepare to practice nursing in the U.S.

Cost: US$30

CE Credit: 6.6 Contact Hours

Subscription Length: 3 weeks

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Audience: For any international nursing professional or student practicing or looking to practice in the U.S.

Prepare to become a nurse in the U.S.

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This self-paced course helps international nurses acclimate to nursing in the U.S.— both professionally and personally. Through in-depth instruction and resources, you can find answers to these questions:

  • How do boards of nursing and nurse practice acts regulate nursing practice?
  • What health care standards and accreditations regulate the practice of nursing in the U.S. - including OSHA, Joint Commission, and HIPAA?
  • What is the role of the nurse within the U.S. health care team?
  • What personal and professional challenges will I face as an international nurse?
  • How can I build a support network and locate resources to help with these challenges?

For only $30, you will receive three weeks of unlimited, 24-hour access to the course materials and earn 6.6 contact hours upon successful course completion.

Sign up today to invest in a successful transition into the U.S.

Overcome challenges and find resources to help!

Acclimation of International Nurses into U.S. Nursing Practice will help you master these objectives:

  • Discuss the process and organizations that help regulate U.S. nursing practice.
  • Identify the process and organizations that help regulate U.S. health care.
  • Understand the personal challenges of adapting to life in the U.S.
  • Recognize the professional challenges of practicing nursing in the U.S. as an international nurse.
  • Identify at least two resources that can help you overcome professional and personal challenges you might face as a nurse in the U.S.

Confidently embrace nursing practice and living in the U.S.

The course utilizes fun and interactive e-learning instructional techniques:

  • Learn by doing — Explore “Links to Knowledge,” visual/graphical aides and key terms.
  • Solidify your knowledge — Complete fun interactive quizzes including multiple-choice and matching.
  • Reflect on what you learn — The downloadable workbook includes short-answer and essay questions. Note: Completion of the workbook may be necessary to meet board of nursing requirements.
  • Complete the course at your own pace — Guide yourself through the course and complete assignments at your convenience.

At the end of the course, evaluate your understanding of key concepts by completing the post-test. A score of 75% or above is required to receive your contact hours!

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Paulette Rollant, RN, PhD, MN, and Debi St. Godard Gamble, RN, MA, MSN