Music in Health and Healing


About the Course
The purpose of this course is to discuss how music therapy could be a beneficial tool to add to your non-pharmacological intervention toolkit.

Listen, Learn, and Earn CE Hours with this podcast course. Available on AppleSpotify, and other podcast apps.

Learning Outcomes 
Upon completion of this course, the learner should be able to: 

  • Describe how music is used in western healthcare to promote physical and psychological healing
  • Explain how music is used in different neurological conditions to improve health
  • Summarize how music is used in mental health conditions

About the Presenter

Margaret-Ann Carno, PhD, MBA, MJ, PNP-AC/PC, ATSF, FAAN, has over 25 years of experience in pediatric nursing. She has worked at the bedside in acute and critical care pediatrics and as a primary care PNP. She is nationally certified both as a primary care and acute care PNP and maintains her RN and NP license in New York State. Dr. Carno has taught both clinical and didactic content in pediatric nursing and is a frequent guest lecturer related to pediatric issues at undergraduate and graduate levels. She has reviewed pediatrics and medical surgical nursing texts and has authored two textbooks. She also has a Master's in Business Administration and a Master's in Jurisprudence, which she uses to teach ethics and public policy for undergraduate and graduate classes. Dr. Carno has a Ph.D. in nursing and is a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing. Besides her nursing career, Dr. Carno is a musician, has played musical instruments and studied musical theory for a large portion of her life. Currently, she plays piano, alto and tenor saxophone, drums, percussion and is learning the guitar and bass guitar. She is also currently in a rock band.

About the Content Reviewer
Candace Pierce DNP, RN, CNE, COI, is a nurse leader committed to ensuring nurses are well prepared and offered abundant opportunities and resources to enhance their skills acquisition and confidence at the bedside. With 15 years in nursing, she has worked at the bedside, in management, and in nursing education. She has demonstrated expertise and scholarship in innovation and design thinking in healthcare and education and collaborative efforts within and outside of healthcare. Scholarship endeavors include funded grants, publications, and presentations. As a leader, Dr. Pierce strives to empower others to create and deploy ideas and embrace their professional roles as leaders, change agents, and problem solvers. As the Lead Nurse Planner for Colibri Healthcare, she engages with nurse planners and subject matter experts to assist in developing high-quality, evidence-based continuing education for nurses and other healthcare professionals 

How to Receive Credit  

  • Listen to the entire podcast, which requires a 1-hour commitment of time. 
  • At the end of the course, answer the Yes/No Affirmation question to indicate that you have completed the educational activity. 
  • Specific to Florida: A mandatory Final Examination with a passing score of 70% or higher is required. Exam questions link content to the course Learning Objectives as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention. 
  • Provide required personal and payment information. 
  • Complete the mandatory course evaluation. 
  • Print your Certificate of Completion.
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