Monday, January 25, 2010

"Health Disparities in Rural Settings" Graduate Level Course Via Podcast with 1.8 CE credits

Shenandoah University Division of Nursing’s Graduate Program is offering a course titled “Health Disparities in Rural Settings.” It is available for 1.8 CE credits from the Virginia Nurse’s Association and the American College of Nurse-Midwives and is offered through podcasts that can be downloaded onto ipods through iTunes U.

This course analyzes the complex health disparities that occur in rural settings and that are rooted in historic and contemporary inequities. Topics include discussions of health care systems, health policies, distributions of resources, community needs assessment strategies, access to health care professionals and ethical considerations. Existing multi-level intervention strategies aimed at eliminating health disparities will be assessed, including those specific to rural settings as well as community-academic partnerships that translate research into action.

The podcasts are lectures and interviews with experts in the field. They can be downloaded from
  • Go to “Electives and CEUs.”
  • Click on “Health Disparities in Rural Settings”
On ITunes U, get all lectures and subscribe to the course. By subscribing, you will be able to get new interviews as they occur.

When you are finished with the course, fill out the “Health Disparity CE Evaluation Form.” Email notifying them that the Evaluation form has been filled out. Give them your address so that they can mail you your certificate.

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