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Self-Study Classes that Fit Everyone’s Schedule!


Earn continuing education credit and maintain your state licensure without leaving the comfort of your home or office! You may start at any time. The materials are mailed after you register. Upon completion of the course, you return the completed answer sheet and evaluation form. The textbook does not need to be returned. Upon receiving these items, tests will be reviewed and graded. Based upon a passing score of 80%, certificates are issued and mailed to you. All courses are approved through the Iowa Board of Nursing, Provider #23.

Palliative Nursing Care at the End of Life

Death, like birth, is a rite of passage that all of us will experience. For some, death comes unexpectedly & quickly, but for most it becomes a process allowing time for preparation. When providing nursing care for terminally ill patients & their families, nurses know their care is no longer curative, but palliative or comfort care as end-of-life approaches.The goal of nursing care realigns its focus to assisting the patient to live as fully as possible & remain comfortable during their final stages of life. In this setting, nurses have the unique honor of sharing in their patient’s final moments. Credit: .3 CEU, 3 Contact Hours. Fee: $40

Asthma
Asthma is a common chronic condition that affects the lungs & respiratory system. It is characterized by wheezing, chest tightness, shortness of breath & coughing. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), more than 25 million Americans suffer from asthma including 7.1 million children. Asthma affects people of all ages, but often starts in childhood. There’s no cure, but asthma can be managed & patients can expect to live normal, active lives. Credit: .3 CEU, 3 Contact Hours. Fee: $40

Autoimmune Disorders

An autoimmune reaction occurs when mechanisms that are made to protect the body turn against it & cause damage, resulting in conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA), systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), and multiple sclerosis (MS). This self-study provides an overview of common autoimmune disorders including symptoms & treatment options. Credit: .5 CEU, 5 Contact Hours. Fee: $55

Dependent Adult Abuse For Iowa Mandatory Reporters
As health care professionals, you play a vital role in recognizing & reporting suspected dependent adult abuse. You are also designated a mandatory reporter under Iowa Code 232.69(3). Mandatory reporters, including self-employed health care professionals, are required by law to complete 2 hours of training during their first 6 months of employment & 2 hours every 5 years thereafter. This online course meets the requirement for 2 hours of mandatory continuing education on the topic of dependent adult abuse as required by Iowa Code. Credit: .24 CEU, 2.4 Contact Hours. Fee: $35

Child Abuse for Iowa Mandatory Reporters

As health care professionals, you play a vital role in recognizing & reporting suspected child abuse. You are also designated a mandatory reporter under Iowa Code 232.69(3). Mandatory reporters, including self-employed health care professionals, are required by law to complete 2 hours of training during their first 6 months of employment & 2 hours every 5 years thereafter. This self-study meets the requirement for 2 hours of mandatory continuing education on the topic of child abuse as required by Iowa Code. Credit: .24 CEU, 2.4 Contact Hours. Fee: $35

Child & Dependent Adult Abuse for Iowa Mandatory Reporters
 As health care professionals, you play a vital role in recognizing and reporting suspected child and dependent adult abuse. You are also designated a mandatory reporter under Iowa Code 232.69(3). Mandatory reporters, including self-employed health care professionals, are required by law to complete 2 hours of training during their first 6 months of employment and 2 hours every 5 years thereafter. This course meets the requirement for 2 hours of mandatory continuing education on the combined topic of child & dependent adult abuse. Credit: .24 CEU, 2.4 Contact Hours. Fee: $35

Dealing with Difficult People
Rarely are you able to choose the people you see and work with each day. To be successful at work or play you need to be able to deal effectively with everyone you come in contact with. This self-study will help you understand how to work with problem people and build effective relationships. Credit: 0.24 CEU, 2.4 Contact Hours. Fee: $35

Type 2 Diabetes
Type 2 diabetes is a chronic disease marked by high levels of glucose (sugar) in the blood. It is the most common form of diabetes with millions of Americans being diagnosed with the disease. Type 2 diabetes is found in some people more than others. Those people include African Americans, Latinos, Native Americans, Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and other Pacific Islanders, as well as the aged population. Credit: .24 CEU, 2.4 Contact Hours. Fee: $35

Ethical Principles in Nursing
Ethical foundations are essential to the decision-making process in nursing. This course reviews the ethical principles most applicable to nursing and healthcare. An effective way to become familiar with ethical principles and the application of ethical principles is to use case studies. Credit: .36 CEU, 3.6 contact hours. Fee: $45

Infection Control
As a health care worker, you may be exposed to many different sources of infection. Infections may be transmitted by blood or body fluids, by air or respiratory secretions, or by direct contact with other infectious materials. You can protect yourself and others from infection by following the infection control guidelines in your work place, by using personal protective equipment like gloves and masks, and by following standard precautions. This self-study provides current information and will update your knowledge on infection control procedures, health care related infections, and infectious disease outbreaks so you can help prevent the transmission of infection to yourself, your coworkers and those in your care. Credit: 0.24 CEU, 2.4 Contact Hours. Fee: $35

Pain Management at Life’s End
Pain assessment at the end of life is an enormous challenge for the health care professional especially in view of different age groups or in the presence of cognitive impairment, communication difficulties, and/or language barriers. However, the assessment along with monitoring the individual’s pain severity while measuring the treatment intervention’s effectiveness is essential for quality pain management, especially at the end of life. This course will examine pain as the patient’s right to valid pain management in light of their physical, psychological, social, and spiritual experiences. Credit: .24 CEU, 2.4 Contact Hours. Fee: $35

Social Work Ethics
The practice of Social Work includes looking at the intrinsic worth and dignity of all human beings. Social workers are committed to the values of acceptance, self-determination and respect of individuality. Through their work they are able to assess, aid and prevent social dilemmas through both direct and indirect involvement with their clients. Social workers not only work to enhance the well-being of individuals; but they also work toward meeting basic human needs. This self-study will assist the social worker to explore and examine the values and ethics needed to fulfill the standards of their profession and meet the needs of those they serve. Credit: .36 CEU, 3.6 Contact Hours. Fee: $45

Stroke

Stroke is the 4th leading cause of death in the United States and a leading cause of serious long-term disability in adults. A stroke occurs when blood flow to the brain is interrupted. Although stroke is a disease of the brain, the entire body can be affected. Disabilities resulting from a stroke can be mild to severe. Some effects may be temporary while others are permanent. Treatment can include rehabilitation therapies, medication or surgery and depends on the severity and type of stroke. Credit: .36 CEU, 3.6 Contact Hours. Fee: $45

How do I register for classes?
• In person at the NCC Continuing Education Office, Bldg C Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday
• Call 712-631-5500 or 800-352-4907
• Email Continuing Education