Enrollment for our 2016-17 Orthopedic Primary Care Course is now officially closed. We are, however, accepting applications for our wait list in case of last-minute openings or cancelations. Click here to contact us -- the course begins August 22, with the first weekend skills workshop set for September 17-18.
About the OPC Course:
The 250+hour Orthopedic Primary Care (OPC) prepares clinicians over six months to diagnose and manage common orthopedic conditions in primary care settings. The OPC curriculum emphasizes non-surgical, patient-centered approaches to maximizing function, managing pain, preventing injury, and slowing disease progression. Whether you're a new NP learning to differentiate between a strained shoulder and a neck problem, or you're an experienced clinician, this course will help you develop the skill set to fill a growing need in patient care while enhancing your career opportunities.
- Prepares clinicians to diagnose and manage common orthopedic conditions in primary care settings.
- Emphasizes evidence-based non-surgical approaches to maximizing function, managing pain, preventing injury, and slowing disease progression.
- 250+ continuing education hours: 6 hours of online learning per week + 6 weekend skills workshops.
- Skills workshops: functional anatomy, exam techniques, radiology, casting & splinting, injections, assistive devices & exercise prescription.
- Optional clinical rotations available by special arrangement
- Certificate of completion of 250 hours of Orthopedic Primary Care education by BRN approved provider.
- Curriculum approved by Samuel Merritt University School of Nursing.*
*DNP clinical specialty track option pending.
Course Designed For:
- Nurse Practitioners
- Currently enrolled NP and DNP Students
- Clinical Nurse Specialists
- Physician Assistants**
- Primary Care Physicians**
**Continuing medical education provider status pending
Tuition is $5,000. Installment payment plans are available.
Our OPC course is a great opportunity for anyone not quite ready for the commitment of a doctoral program in nursing. At $5000, the cost of the certificate program is significantly lower than graduate school tuition for comparable content. And, while the course content is very similar, there will be no requirement for a capstone or synthesis project in the certificate program, and clinical rotations are optional.