Health Equity: The Nurse’s Role (1.0 CE for Nurses and Nursing Home Administrators)

12-05-2023 01:36 PM

Course Description

Health equity is important for everyone to be able to live a healthy life. It is difficult to live a healthy lifestyle when there are vast differences in opportunities for good healthcare, education, safe and affordable housing, and access to good jobs. Nurses have an important role in health equity when providing care to their patients. Nurses play a vital part in helping patients achieve their highest level of health. 

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the course, the learner will be able to:

  • Define health equity
  • Recognize the groups most affected by health disparities that contribute to health inequities
  • Explore the nurse’s role in health equity
  • Identify barriers to health equity
  • Examine interventions to decrease barriers to health equity
Intended Audience

This educational activity was developed for nurses, nursing home administrators and healthcare professionals.

CE Information

This course is approved for 1.0 contact hours by the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB) and by the Florida and California State Boards of Nursing. 

Course Authors

This course was written by Brenda Kozak, DNP, MSN, RN, CNE.

Brenda is a certified nurse educator and has over 20 years of clinical experience in nursing practice. She earned her Doctorate in Nursing Practice along with a Master of Science in Nursing with a focus on education.