CNE 131

Telehealth Nurse Presenter

Course Description:

This is an online continuing education course to teach essential knowledge about the role of the telehealth nurse presenter. It includes information about current telemedicine and telehealth practice, as well as future directions. Key information about telehealth equipment, preparing and conducting a telehealth visit, and continuity of care following a telehealth visit are addressed. Note: While a distinction is made in the course between telemedicine and telehealth, in fact, nursing uses these terms interchangeably.

Target Audience:

Registered nurses interested in effectively providing care as a telehealth nurse presenter.


JA LogoIn support of improving patient care, the University of Minnesota, Interprofessional Continuing Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

This course has been awarded 19.75 ANCC contact hours.

Other Health Professionals: It is the responsibility of each participant to determine if the program meets the criteria for relicensure or recertification for their discipline. Each participant will receive an Evidence of Participation document. Please check with your accrediting organization for complete requirements.

Successful Completion of Course

Participants must have completed the following:

  • Accessed and completed the content found in each module.
  • Passed each module quiz with at least 80%.
  • Completed each module evaluation.
  • Completed the final Telehealth Nurse Presenter Activity.
  • Completed the course evaluation.


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Course Registration: $594

Cancellation Policy: A course registration may be canceled by emailing the School of Nursing Office of Continuing Professional Development at No refunds will be granted once the Moodle course page has been accessed.

Course Information

About the instructor

About the instructor

Bonnie L. Westra, PhD, RN, FAAN, FACMI
Associate Professor
Director, Center for Nursing Informatics

Educational Background:

  • BS, 1975, College of St. Theresa, Winona (Nursing)
  • MS, 1979, University of Colorado, Denver (Community Health Nursing)
  • PhD, 1991, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (Gerontology, Chronic Illness)

Teaching Interests:

  • Informatics

Research Interests:

  • Informatics; terminology; knowledge discovery in databases; quality improvement; systems analysis; home care; hospice; public health

Learning Objectives & Syllabus

Learning Objectives & Syllabus

At the completion of the course, the learner will be able to:

  • Describe the benefits of telemedicine and telehealth to obtain specialty consultations.
  • Explain the role of the telehealth nurse presenter in preparing, conducting, and providing follow up care for telehealth visits.
  • Demonstrate knowledge for safe use of telehealth equipment.
  • Relate health policy, quality improvement, and ethical and legal principles to telehealth nursing practice.
Course Syllabus

Course modules

Course modules

This course will cover the following areas:

  • What is Telehealth?
  • Goals of Telehealth Nursing
  • Steps to Implementation
  • Use of Telemedicine Equipment and Peripherals
  • The Telemedicine Consult
  • Coordination of Care for a Telemedicine Consult
  • Promoting Quality in Telemedicine
  • Legal and Ethical Issues
  • Future of Telehealth