Family Planning for Advanced Practice Training

This two day course provides an intensive and comprehensive training on family planning. It has been designed specifically for RNs, Advanced Practice Nurses, and Physician Assistants.



Reproductive Anatomy and Endocrinology; Client-Centered Counseling Skills Including Shared Decision-Making; Basic Infertility Services; Pregnancy Testing, Counseling and Referrals; Combined Hormonal, Progestin-Only, Long-Acting Reversible (IUDs and Implant), Permanent, and Non-Hormonal Contraceptive Methods; Client Eligibility Criteria for Contraceptives Based on US Medical Eligibility for Contraceptive Use; Contraceptive Initiation and Management based on US Selected Practice Recommendations for Contraceptive Use; Emergency Contraception; Assessment Skills and Evidence-Based Intervention for Sexual Coercion; Reproductive Health Screening and Immunization; HIV and STD Risk Assessment and Risk Reduction Counseling; CDC STD Testing and Treatment Guidelines; Legal Issues in Reproductive Health Practice; Sexual Health Assessment and Care for Adolescents and LGBTQ Individuals; Impact of Zika Virus on Pregnancy Planning.

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This educational activity has been approved for 14.25 contact hours by the Northeast Multi-State Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.



$300 (includes text, handouts, refreshments, and 14.25 contact hours for nurses).
There is no cost for staff of ABCD and MDPH funded family planning programs. Staff requesting contact hours certificate will be charged $200 to defray approval expenses.



Rachel Preiss, RN, WHNP-BC, IBCLC, SANE. Other trainers will contribute their expertise during this two day course.