Earn CEUs toward Licensure and Certification with Neumann’s Online Home Care Nursing CE Course
*These CEUs have been approved by the California Board of Nursing and are currently under review by the School of Nursing.
Better Patient Outcomes Begin At Home
Delivering care in the home was an innovation by nurses that changed the US healthcare system in the early 1900’s. In the last two decades, with dramatically improved outcomes and streamlined care delivery, there’s little wonder why the future of healthcare places the “hospital at home” concept front and center.
Understanding how your patients live at home and manage their health conditions guides you in choosing the best care strategies independently and in the context of patient/family uniqueness. What’s more, Home Care is an empowering environment where nurses practice with autonomy, creativity and flexibility as key members of the interdisciplinary team.
That’s exactly why Neumann University developed the five-module, self-paced, fully online Vistas in Home Care Continuing Education (CE) Course. Participants can earn a total of 15 CEUs for completion of the entire course. However, each module can be completed individually and awarded CEU credits accordingly.
Even better, this CEU program is being offered entirely on a scholarship basis for a limited time.
By completing each module of Vistas in Home Care, nurses will:
- Evaluate how modern practices in nursing, technology and care are converging to favor home healthcare
- Examine the benefits to patients, families and Home Care Nurses of care delivery at home
- Explore the personal and professional skills needed to act as the key member of the interdisciplinary team
- Gain an understanding of the difference in care delivery protocols at home versus in institutional care
- Learn about the historical, current and future utilization of home health care
This course was co-developed by two nationally-recognized nursing leaders, Dr. Gloria Donnelly and Dr. Faye Meloy. In addition, the course was developed with extensive input from expert home health nurses, nurse educators and administrators. The development of the course was generously supported financially by Mark Baiada.
Home health Nursing Origins (2 CEUs)
This module describes the origins, background and trends in home health nursing practice and care including the meaning and importance of the "concept of home" in care delivery. Pioneer nurses who developed the field are highlighted as well as the expansion of healthcare in the home since the 1960s and as a function of the aging of the population.
Home Care Utilization and Outcomes (4CEUs)
This module describes patterns of home care use in the US including the sub-types of home health care such as geriatric, pediatric, palliative, hospice and acute care. Differences in home care and institutional care outcomes are introduced.
The Basics of Homecare Nursing (4 CEUs)
The content contained in this module will provide contextual background and insights into home health nursing as a career option. The holistic nature and complex interplay of personal, family and contextual issues inherent in care delivery/outcomes, and the unique elements of empathy, caring and professional relationships/boundaries in the home environment will be emphasized throughout.
Home Care Essential Practice Skills (3 CEUs)
The information provided in this module offers an expanded overview of essential skills, perspectives, and personal/professional relationships inherent in this specialized area of nursing practice. Complex patient care case studies across the lifespan are used as exemplars highlighting Care, Caring and the unique blend of "Art & Science" as components of care planning, delivery, and patient/family outcomes.
The future of Home Care-Global Trends (2 CEUs)
This module identifies specific trends shaping the future of US health care and driving the shifting of direct care delivery to the home. The "hospital at home" movement is referenced with emphasis on positive patient outcomes compared to institutional care.
The Vistas in Home Health has been approved by the American Society of Addiction Nursing through the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP#17639, for a maximum of 15 Nursing CE units for the 5 modules.
No, everything you need to complete each module is included.
The only requirement for receiving continuing education units is that you’re a currently licensed nurse.
Yes, you will get an electronic certificate that can be printed upon successful completion of each module.
The course design is flexible so you can complete each module at a time that is convenient for you, however, the scholarship expires on April 30, 2022.
Gloria F. Donnelly, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, FCPP
Dean and Professor Emerita
“Care is increasingly shifting to the home environment because of better patient outcomes. This course will prepare the nurse who is thinking about the move to home care. Whether for college credit or continuing education, the course offers a thorough overview on trends in home health nursing, requirements for practice, case studies and predictions for the future of home health nursing care. It is a timely and engaging educational experience.”
J. Mark Baiada
Chairman, BAYADA Home Health Care
“Vistas in Home Health Nursing is an excellent introduction to the globally expanding field of home health. I am excited to partner with Neumann University to offer the only college credit course in the world for home health nursing. The need for home health nurses is huge and growing and our nursing schools need to educate nurses to meet the need. Neumann University is leading the way.”