Nursing CertificatesCertificate in Registered Nurse in Primary Care – Online

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Are you currently a community-based registered nurse interested in practicing to the full scope of your license? Do you want to be a part of a developing sustainable workforce of RNs who improve access to primary care?

The Registered Nurses in Primary Care certificate (RNPCC) is designed to enhance the role of the registered nurse in episodic and preventative care, triage, documentation of health status, chronic disease management — including mental health and substance use disorders — hospital transition management, delegated care for illness, health coaching, supervision of other staff, quality improvement and leadership.

Upon completion of this certificate, registered nurses will be prepared to:

  • practice to the full scope of their license in community-based primary care interprofessional teams.
  • work with patients in prevention and management of chronic disease including substance use and mental health conditions and other leading causes of illness.
  • implement evidence-based health coaching approaches to address chronic disease in primary care settings.
  • act as formal and informal leaders in primary care settings through use of communication, teamwork and collaboration.
  • lead patient centered care teams, provide care coordination and seamless transitions in care delivery.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to visit the University’s Online Programs State Authorization webpage or email us at nursing@osu.edu to find out whether their program of interest is available in their home state. Please check back often, as the College and University are aggressively pursuing authorization in all 50 states. Residents outside of the U.S. are not able to participate in distance learning programs.

Admission to the certificate program will occur autumn semester. If you would like to learn more, you can email the admissions team at nursing@osu.edu.