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Patient Privacy

Online, self-paced CE course

Build better trust... for better patient outcomes!

Cost: US$30

CE Credit: 5.4 Contact Hours

Subscription Length: 3 weeks

Enroll Now: Go to NCSBN's Online Campus Now

Audience: This self-paced online CE course is designed for nurses in all practice settings at every level of practice. Any nursing student or nursing professional who works with patients and doctors will greatly benefit from this course.

Protect your patient’s right to privacy, both medical and personal.

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In your practice of nursing, you face sensitive situations on a regular basis. Knowing the small and large ways you can advocate for your patient’s privacy can help you create trust and gain a better outcome!  In this self-paced course, learn to build a stronger trust with patients as you:

  • Advocate for patient privacy in a variety of situations.
  • Protect patient confidentiality and personal space.
  • Integrate HIPAA’s Privacy Rule and other patient privacy laws into your day-to-day practice.

For only $30, you will receive three weeks of unlimited, 24-hour access to the course materials, earning 5.4 contact hours.

Sign up and learn to advocate for patient privacy rights today!

Learn to protect patient medical information… and much more!

Federal laws, including the Privacy Rule, set rules and limits on who can look at patient medical information. Use your understanding of patient privacy laws to empower your patients by mastering these course objectives:

  • Define privacy legally and morally, using legal and accreditation sources.
  • Discuss privacy as it relates to the patient's personal information, record, person, and property.
  • Approach the patient in a manner that demonstrates regard for their privacy.
  • Advocate for patient privacy with colleagues, families, and other disciplines.
  • Develop a corrective plan for situations where privacy rights have been violated.

Study patient privacy at your convenience.

Take advantage of these fun and interactive e-learning techniques:

  1. Learn by doing — Explore “Links to Knowledge,” visual and graphic aids and key terms as you navigate through the course contents.

  2. Solidify your knowledge — Complete fun and interactive exercises including multiple-choice and matching assessments.

  3. Reflect on what you learn — Complete short-answer and essay questions in the downloadable workbook. Note: Completion of the workbook may be necessary to meet board of nursing requirements.

  4. 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 posttest. A score of 75% or above is required to receive your contact hours!

Deepen your understanding of patient privacy rights! Sign up now.

Developed by: This course was developed by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN)
Author(s): Julia Weigland Aucoin, DNS, RN, BC
Background: Julia Aucoin has been working in nursing professional development for over twenty years. As both an academic and a practice educator, she employs creative learning strategies, to make learning fun and make it stick. Currently she is employed as an Assistant Professor of Nursing at University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and is working with both undergraduate and graduate students.