Orthopedic Primary Care Course: Enrollment Now Open

OPC enrollment open

Orthopedic Primary Care (OPC) prepares clinicians 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.

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Course Highlights

  • 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.

*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

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