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Pharmacology Update in Women's Health Online Course

REGISTRATION IS OPEN: Sept. 12th thru Dec. 22nd 2022 - APPLY HERE

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 24.5% of Women 65 years of age and older are dealing with some form of osteoporosis and in a 2017 National Health Statistics Report, research stated that the percentage of a 10-year hip fracture is 2-7% higher in women.

In the second section of our Pharmacology Update in Women's Health Online Course series (see first here), registered nurses and nurse practitioners will learn the required skills needed to provide the best care for women who have been diagnosed with osteoporosis. Nurses will learn about the etiology and risk factors for osteoporosis in women and the assessment and diagnostic procedures that are associated with the condition. Nurses will also learn how to identify women in need of screening and treatment and what pharmacologic treatments are available for women in need. Lastly, nurses will learn the fundamental skills needed to be able to provide education and decision-making support for women with, or at risk for osteoporosis.

Why take the course?

  • Nurses are an important source of health information for women
  • Women have a higher chance of sustaining osteoporosis-related injury and knowing the proper way to treat these injuries for women is becoming more important.
  • The information and skills obtained from this program will help nurses to assess, educate, and help women with decision making


This course is for registered nurses and nurse practitioners

Details and structure

The materials are contained within the presentation. Full references & resources provide a way to obtain further readings. There is no textbook associated with the offering.

Cost: $25 

Duration: 2 hours 

Contract hours: 3 (1 hour in pharmacology)

University of Massachusetts, Graduate School of Nursing is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Association Massachusetts, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Once enrolled in a course the Graduate School of Nursing does not offer refunds

Learn more about the Tan Chingfen Graduate School of Nursing