Full course description
Health Implications of Climate Change and Sustainability for Nurse Educators is a self-paced, online course that has been designed to give nurse educators a better understanding of climate change and the growing impact it has on patient health. Upon completion of the course, nursing professionals will gain the requisite knowledge to teach the health implications of climate change and sustainability content as part of a professional nursing curriculum. This course is fully online and asynchronous. Participants will work through the course at their own pace and will be given 30 days to complete the course once registered. Nurse educators and nurse professionals who successfully complete this course will receive a certificate from Upstate AHEC for 2 contact hours of continuing education.
By the end of this course, participants will have the knowledge and skills to be able to:
1. Define concepts associated with climate change
2. Describe the current healthcare factors associated with climate change
3. Identify specific health-related impacts of climate change
4. Describe the role of the nurse in sustainability practices
5. Design learning objectives that use teaching strategies related to climate change and sustainability