Certificate in Legal and Ethical Issues in Nursing

Certificate in Legal and Ethical Issues in Nursing

Massachusetts Bay Community College

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Instructor-Led Course
Hours: 23
Duration of Access: 6 weeks
Start Dates: Apr 16, May 21, Jun 18, Jul 16
987 Students
have taken this course.

About This Course

23 contact hours

This certificate program is designed to enhance the knowledge and skills of nurses who work with all types of patients. By examining key issues ranging from basic legal concepts to bioethical dilemmas, you'll learn relevant and practical information you can immediately use to improve your practice and provide the most effective care to your patients.

In recent years, there has been exponential growth in the number of important legal and ethical issues that you must learn and understand if you want to work successfully in your field. This certificate program addresses these issues and will provide you with timely, concise, and crucial information on topics that matter most.

Program Benefits

Your Certificate in Legal and Ethical Issues in Nursing will distinguish you as a knowledgeable, skilled, and committed professional in the field of nursing. The program:

  • provides sound knowledge on important legal and ethical issues in the nursing profession,
  • builds skills and competencies,
  • fulfills continuing education requirements for many professionals, and
  • enhances professional marketability.


This certificate program is targeted toward nurses of all levels (student nurses, registered nurses, licensed vocational or practical nurses, advance practice nurses, and nursing faculty) and in all positions (staff nurses and nurse administrators).

It is also relevant for nursing assistants, social workers, occupational therapists, recreation therapists, physical therapists, respiratory therapists, health care administrators, personal care assistants, and volunteers.


The Certificate in Legal and Ethical Issues in Nursing program consists of 5 courses for a total of 23 contact hours.

  1. Risks in Nursing Practice
  2. Liability in Patient Care
  3. Documentation
  4. Employment
  5. Ethics


ALLEGRA Learning Solutions, LLC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. 

Accreditation refers to recognition of continuing nursing education only and does not imply Commission on Accreditation approval or endorsement of any commercial product. 

ALLEGRA Learning Solutions courses are acceptable for CE contact hours in all states.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP 14693, for the stated number of contact hours. 

California Board of Behavioral Sciences Provider Number PCE 1564. This course meets the qualifications for the stated hours of continuing education credit for MFCCs and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. 

ALLEGRA Learning Solutions courses are approved for continuing education credit for diabetes educators. All ANCC accredited courses are accepted for continuing education credit by the National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators (NCBDE). 

ALLEGRA Learning Solutions, LLC is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education Approved Provider.  Provider Number 451562-11

This activity is being provided by ALLEGRA Learning Solutions, LLC and co-provided by Education to Go.

Expiration Date:                       12/10/2014

About The Instructor

Cyndie Koopsen and Caroline Young

Cyndie Koopsen, RN, BSN, MBA, HN-BC, RN-BC is a nurse who has cared for patients in acute care settings, community clinics, and the home. Her professional nursing career has involved nursing executive leadership and administration, staff development and education, community education and wellness, and holistic care. She has designed, developed, and presented numerous educational programs for audiences covering integrative health, promotion and wellness, and chronic disease management and prevention. She is the co-author of Spirituality, Health, and Healing and Integrative Health: A Holistic Approach for Health Professionals.

Caroline Young, MPH, has an extensive public health background that includes experience in research, workshop presentations in various areas of health care, and online and onsite teaching. She has expertise in holistic community health and wellness program design, development, marketing, implementation, and evaluation. She has also designed, developed, and presented integrative health programs for culturally diverse populations, senior populations, and faith communities. She is the co-author of Spirituality, Health, and Healing and Integrative Health: A Holistic Approach for Health Professionals.

These authors/presenters are the Co-CEOs of ALLEGRA Learning Solutions, LLC. They have no affiliation or financial involvement that conflicts with the material or information presented in this activity. No commercial support has been received for this activity. All applicable local, regional, state, and/or national laws and regulations have been followed in the development and delivery of this activity.


This has made me more aware of the complexity of many situations and has given me better understanding and insight to things I previously only saw on a superficial level.

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