Primary Care of Older Adults for Registered Nurses (PCOA-RN) Series


Course CE Credits:

0.5 - 1.5 Nursing Continuing Education Contact Hours

Course Format:


Course Target Audience

  • Registered Nurses

Course Description

This series was developed to increase the age-sensitive health care knowledge and skills of primary care professionals. Each course promote team-based, coordinated, patient-centered, evidence-based care that is responsive to the particular needs of older adults. The series was created through funding provided by the US Health Resources and Services Administration’s Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP).


Note: The current price reflects a 30% discount to support education during the COVID-19 crisis. The original price is $30.00 per course.

HIGN partnered with the Montefiore Health System and R.A.I.N., a community services organization in the Bronx, to create this series to improve the quality of healthcare for older adults by:

  • Changing clinical training environments into integrated geriatrics and primary care delivery systems.
  • Training providers who can assess and address the needs of older adults and their families or caregivers at the individual, community, and population levels.
  • Delivering community-based programs that will provide patients, families, and caregivers with the knowledge and skills to improve health outcomes and the quality of care for older adults.

Clicking the links below will take you to our eLearning system to access the courses.

PCOA-RN 1: Medicare Annual Wellness Visits and Health Promotion and Disease Prevention in Older Adults 
PCOA-RN 2: Dementia- Collaborative Care Approach to Memory Disorders 
PCOA-RN 3: Advance Directives 
PCOA-RN 4: Palliative and Hospice Care 
PCOA-RN 5: Practical Guide to Health Care Financing 
PCOA-RN 6: Distinguishing Dementia, Delirium, and Depression 
PCOA-RN 7: Person and Family-Centered Care 
PCOA-RN 9: Mistreatment Detection and Older Adults 
PCOA-RN 10: Substance Misuse in Older Adults 
PCOA-RN 11: Falls and Fall Prevention 
PCOA-RN 12: Medication Management in Older Adults 
PCOA-RN 13: Persistent Pain in Older Adults 
PCOA-RN 14: Skin Disorders in Older Adults 
PCOA-RN 15: Sensory Changes in Older Adults 
PCOA-RN 16: Atypical Presentation of Illness in Older Adults 
PCOA-RN 17: Pain, Opioids and Older Adults