Are you looking for a better rheumatology-focused, on-the-job training program for a nurse practitioner, physician assistant, or other clinician? Do you and your colleagues want to continue building competence in the care of people with rheumatic disease? If so, the Advanced Rheumatology Course may be just what you need.
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This online course provides rapid, high-quality incorporation of nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and other clinicians into rheumatology practices or academic training settings, reducing the burden of on-the-job training. Fellows-in-training and other physicians have also found this program helpful in extending their learning. Nearly 370 clinicians have enrolled, and more than 170 participants have graduated.
Genevieve Potts, MSN, FNP-BC, from San Antonio, Texas, recently finished the course. “I have a better understanding of various rheumatic diseases,” she says. “Most importantly, it has become a frequent resource in making appropriate medical decisions with regards to the patient’s plan of care. It was very challenging, but I found it to be a great opportunity for educational development.”
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Visit www.rheumatology.org/education and click on Professional Meetings and Courses to register for the Advanced Rheumatology Course. Group rates now available for three or more registrants.
The Advanced Rheumatology Course is a flexible and affordable way to enhance knowledge within the field of arthritis, rheumatic, and musculoskeletal diseases. It consists of 19 modules—three of which are revised annually—organized into three tracks: adult, pediatric, and combined. Within each track, there are four components to each web-based module:
- A pre-assessment of the individual’s knowledge within rheumatology, which may include suggested readings or case studies that challenge the individual’s understanding of the material;
- A lecture presentation that includes audio-annotated PowerPoint slides varying in length from 30 to 120 minutes;
- Clinical pearls that can be printed for use in a clinic or practice setting; and
- A post-test of the individual’s knowledge after completing all module components.
To receive the certificate of participation and CME credits, a score of 70% or greater on each module assessment must be maintained in a complete track, and the work must be completed within one year of registration. Take advantage of this innovative online course that will provide professional development at your own pace and give you an advantage over your rheumatology peers. For additional details, to view a demo, or to register for the course, visit www.rheumatology.org/education and click on Professional Meetings and Courses.