National League of NursingNational League of Nursing

The Voice of Nursing Education

Advancing Care Excellence for Caregivers (ACE.C)

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What is the benefit of this course?

Develop your understanding of the complex needs of family caregivers of older adults.

Understand the domains of the interprofessional family caregiving competencies and domains of family caregiving preparedness.

Practice integrating caregiving content into your curricula by developing a lesson plan that integrates family caregivers into the health care team.

Overview of Course

Family caregivers are essential partners in providing care to our most vulnerable populations. A key aspect in addressing the needs of family caregivers (FCGs) is understanding the multiple domains health care professionals must master to integrate FCGs into the health care team and assist them in preparation for the vital role they fulfill.

This course discusses the national family caregiving crisis and the need for a paradigm shift in the education of health care professionals. It will examine the development of the interprofessional family caregiving competencies and the family caregiving domains of preparedness (collectively referred to as “the competencies”). Educational opportunities using evidence-based resources to integrate family caregivers into the health care team and prepare them for their vital roles will be developed.

What you will learn

At the conclusion of this course you will be able to:

  1. Describe the national family caregiving crisis and the need for a paradigm shift in the education of health care professionals to address this crisis
  2. Describe the four domains of the interprofessional family caregiving competencies
  3. Describe the nine domains of family caregiving preparedness
  4. Analyze curriculum for incorporation of the competencies across care settings
  5. Develop a lesson plan that integrates family caregivers into the health care team through application of the competencies into a learning experience in your course using evidence-based resources

How it works

  • Course Length

    1 Hour

  • Delivery

    Online, On-demand

  • Instruction

    Self-paced

  • Cost

    Free

  • Funding Support

    The course is currently free thanks to generous funding from the John A. Hartford Foundation and the AARP Foundation.

  • CEU

    1 Continuing Education Units

FAQs

Who is this course intended for?

Nurse educators looking to integrate family caregiver content into their curricula.

What are the course expectations and progression?

This is a one hour course.

What kind of technology is required?

Learners will need access to a computer, tablet, or smart phone to complete the course.

Price: Free