Self-Knowledge and Emotional Intelligence: Nursing Essentials

Self-Knowledge and Emotional intelligence: Nursing Essentials

Course Expiration Date: 12/31/18

If you are a member of SC AHEC this course is free with an enrollment key which you may obtain from the AHEC contact person within your organization.

If you are purchasing this course the cost is $25.00 payable through PayPal when you enroll.

Course Description: This course discusses tools for personal and professional self-assessment including the dynamics of self-knowing.  it will  help the healthcare professional develop emotional intelligence by utilizing the emotional intelligence framework.  The course describes how empathy affects patient outcomes and discusses tools necessary to continue the life-long process of self-discovery.

Instructor: Kathleen Fitzsimmons RN, MEd. PhD

Target Audience: All Healthcare Professionals

Length of Course: 75 minutes

Learning Outcomes: After completing this activity, the participant will be able to:

•Discuss tools for personal and professional self-assessment including the dynamics of self-knowing.
•Engage in the process of developing emotional intelligence using the emotional intelligence framework.
•Describe how empathy affects patient outcomes.
•Analyze current research on empathy.
•Discuss the tools necessary to continue the life-long process of self-discovery.

Credit Statements:

Licensed Nurses:  Upstate AHEC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Upon successful completion of this program, participants will receive 1.25 contact hour.

Respiratory Care Practitioners: 1.25 clock hour will be awarded by Upstate AHEC, an approved provider of continuing education for respiratory care practitioners by the SC Board of Medical Examiners.

Social Workers:  This program has been approved for 1.25 clock hours of non-social work continuing education by Upstate AHEC, as part of the SC AHEC system, under its accreditation by the SC Board of Social Work Examiners.

Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists: This program has been approved for 1.25 hours of continuing education by SC AHEC under its accreditation by the SC Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists and Psycho-Educational Specialists.

Others: This educational offering provides 0.125 CEUs (1.25 clock hour) by Upstate AHEC and meets SC AHEC Best Practice Standards.

Disclosure Statement:
Upstate AHEC's conflict of interest policy requires faculty to disclose any real or apparent commercial financial affiliations related to the content of their presentations/materials.

The speaker(s) has/have signed a vested interest form declaring  no conflict of interest in educational activities.

Provisions of this educational activity by Upstate AHEC does not imply endorsement by Upstate AHEC or ANCC of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with this activity.


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