Orthopedic Primary Care (OPC)

Musculoskeletal Fundamentals for Primary Care Providers

  • 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 over two semesters: 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 anticipated by Fall 2016.

Enrollment Open To:

  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Currently enrolled NP and DNP Students
  • Clinical Nurse Specialists
  • Physician Assistants*
  • Primary Care Physicians*

* Continuing medical education provider status pending.
Read more FAQs about the OPC course  (update coming soon!)

 

Earn 1 CEU by attending one of our periodic Introductory Webinars

 

NOTE: BY POPULAR DEMAND THE OPC COURSE IS CURRENTLY BEING CONVERTED TO A HYBRID FORMAT. 

The new format will cover the same material, with didactic content available in taped lectures.  This will increase the time available to practice clinical skills while decreasing the amount of travel required for skills workshops. .   

The new format will also allow participants more flexibility to pace their didactic learning and assignment submissions prior to each skills workshop.  

We expect to present the first OPC Hybrid Course in mid-2019.  

To receive information about submitting your application for the 2019 class, sign up for our mailing list or email admissions@jacksonortho.org.

 

For more information on the fundamental issues this course is designed to address, please see the article published by two of Jackson Orthopaedic Foundation's officers in the September 2014 issue of The Journal for Nurse Practitioners---linked below in PDF format.