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).


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 ($25)
PCOA-RN 2: Dementia- Collaborative Care Approach to Memory Disorders ($25)
PCOA-RN 3: Advance Directives ($25)
PCOA-RN 4: Palliative and Hospice Care ($25)
PCOA-RN 5: Practical Guide to Health Care Financing ($25)
PCOA-RN 6: Distinguishing Dementia, Delirium, and Depression ($25)
PCOA-RN 7: Person and Family-Centered Care ($25)
PCOA-RN 8: Adult Learning, Health Literacy, Health Promotion and Population Health ($25)
PCOA-RN 9: Mistreatment Detection and Older Adults ($25)
PCOA-RN 10: Substance Misuse in Older Adults ($25)
PCOA-RN 11: Falls and Fall Prevention ($25)
PCOA-RN 12: Medication Management in Older Adults ($25)
PCOA-RN 13: Persistent Pain in Older Adults ($25)
PCOA-RN 14: Skin Disorders in Older Adults ($25)
PCOA-RN 15: Sensory Changes in Older Adults ($25)
PCOA-RN 16: Atypical Presentation of Illness in Older Adults ($25)
PCOA-RN 17: Pain, Opioids and Older Adults ($25)