AgriSafe Nurse Scholar Program
Enhancing Rural Nursing Practice through Distance Learning
The AgriSafe™ Network, a non-profit national membership organization, represents health and safety professionals who strive to reduce health disparities among the agricultural community.
"These learning sessions have been so valuable and will greatly influence my practice in rural primary care. Thank you so much! I wish all rural nurses could have access to this training" - Jean Matthews, MSN East Carolina University of Nursing, Greenville, NC
Distance Learning Program
Agriculture production provides a spectrum of risks caused by machinery, livestock, weather, chemicals, stress, and a lack of health care access. Farmers and ranchers are part of medically underserved populations with health disparities that correlate with occupational exposures. The sense of urgency to train nurses across the nation has become intense, as they are the front-line resource to disseminate information along with preventing illnesses found in this unique population.
The AgriSafe Nurse Scholar program is a distance learning opportunity available to rural nurses.
LENGTH OF COURSE:
Classes are available through an OnDemand web-based format. Learn at a pace that is convenient for you!
RESULTS & IMPLICATION FOR PRACTICE:
The learner outcomes include:
- Increased knowledge level on topic areas
- an improved ability to identify and prevent symptoms of agricultural related illnesses
- an ability to identify approved personal protective equipment relative to exposures
- the ability to access clinical and educational resources
"This has been an extremely fun program to work through.Very well thought out, very pertinent topics and great speakers!"
- Shari Kuther, RN St Mary’s Hospital, Cottonwood, ID
BECOME A CORPORATE CHANGEMAKER
Consider sponsoring a rural nurse(s) from your business communities to become an AgriSafe Nurse Scholar.
THIS EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM INCLUDES INFORMATION RELATED TO THESE TOPICS:
- Integration of Ag Health into Practice
- Special Populations (youth, older adult, veterans, immigrant and migrant workers)
- Zoonotic Diseases
- Hearing Conservation
- Chemical / Pesticide Exposures
- Women’s Health
- Respiratory Health
- Personal Protective Equipment
- Skin Disorders
- Behavioral Health
- Emerging and Regional Issues
Eighteen hours of training are presented in distance learning format utilizing lecture and power point, interactive question and answers sessions and opportunity for group discussion.
Continuing nursing education hours (CNE) are provided by Northeast Iowa Community College (IBON approved provider #7).
This On-Demand program is also available for those interested in agricultural topics and not requiring continuing nursing education.