Orthopedic Primary Care (OPC) prepares clinicians to diagnose and manage common orthopedic conditions in primary care settings. The OPC curriculum emphasizes non-surgical, patient-centered approaches to maximizing function, managing pain, preventing injury, and slowing disease progression. Whether you're a new NP learning to differentiate between a strained shoulder and a neck problem, or you're an experienced clinician, this course will help you develop the skill set to fill a growing need in patient care while enhancing your career opportunities.
The course is offered by Jackson Orthopedic Foundation, a California 501 c(3) nonprofit whose mission is to improve the lives of people with musculoskeletal conditions through education, research and service.
Prepares clinicians to diagnose and manage common orthopedic conditions in primary care settings.
Emphasizes evidence-based non-surgical approaches to maximizing function, managing pain, preventing injury, and slowing disease progression.
250+ continuing education hours: 6 hours of online learning per week + 6 weekend skills workshops.
Optional clinical rotations available by special arrangement.
Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 16216 for 250 contact hours
Curriculum approved by Samuel Merritt University School of Nursing.* *DNP clinical specialty track option pending.
*DNP clinical specialty track option pending.
Course Designed For:
Currently enrolled NP and DNP Students
Clinical Nurse Specialists
Primary Care Physicians**
**Continuing medical education provider status pending
Tuition is $5,000. Installment payment plans are available.
Our OPC course is a great opportunity for anyone not quite ready for the commitment of a doctoral program in nursing. At $5000, the cost of the certificate program is significantly lower than graduate school tuition for comparable content. And, while the course content is very similar, there will be no requirement for a capstone or synthesis project in the certificate program, and clinical rotations are optional.