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JOF Explores New Ways to Deliver Ortho Education

Jackson Orthopedic Foundation is exploring new ways to make our Orthopedic Primary Care (OPC) course available to more nurse practitioners in ways that will best meet their learning preferences, schedules and budgets. If you’re a nurse practitioner or any type of primary care provider, we would appreciate your taking a few minutes to respond to our brief survey.

Our OPC course is a comprehensive 250 CEU offering that prepares clinicians to diagnose and manage common orthopedic conditions in primary care settings. Since 2013, Kathleen A. Geier, DNP, and AJ Benham, DNP, have offered the course to a limited number of students each year in Oakland, California. The course is currently presented over six months in a hybrid format with six hours of online learning per week plus six 2-day weekend skills workshops. The weekend workshops provide time for supervised practice of:

  • radiology interpretation 
  • splinting and casting
  • joint injections
  • prescription of exercise and assistive devices


Given continuing interest from NPs everywhere and the positive feedback from our students—not to mention objective evidence of improvement in their confidence and skills —we're exploring ways to make the OPC course available to more nurse practitioners, more broadly.

By completing this survey, you can help design new OPC formats. If you answer every question and provide your contact information in the last question, you will be entered in a drawing for a chance to win a $100 Amazon gift card in appreciation of your participation.

The survey is now open and closes at midnight on Sunday, April 22. JOF will award the winning gift card within three days of the close of the survey. Thank you for your participation, and please contact us with any questions.  

Please take our survey at this link.