Nursing: Telehealth's Impact on Nursing Practice

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About this Webinar Course

This webinar course has been previously recorded.

Telehealth has become an integral part in transforming healthcare and addressing challenges in the health care system. To provide accessible, quality patient care, nurses must adopt and use innovative technologies to meet these goals.  This course will introduce the various types of telehealth modalities and review a history of telehealth and their applications in nursing practice. The course will discuss scope of practice issues that impact care provided by telehealth, including those that have emerged and evolved related to COVID-19. The course concludes with the current and future implications of telehealth on nursing practice.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of this webinar course, the learner will able to:

  • Describe the evolution of telehealth modalities and their application in nursing practice.
  • Identify clinical use telehealth in multiple healthcare environments.
  • Understand practice issues that impact the provision of care via telehealth.
  • Explain the role of the registered nurse in provided care via telehealth.

About the Presenter:
Joan Taylor, DNP, APRN, FNP-C 

Dr. Taylor is an experienced Nurse Practitioner with 26 years of nursing experience in a variety of nursing areas including nursing education and clinical practice. Dr. Taylor is a doctoral prepared nurse with a BSN, an MSN, a Family Nurse Practitioner Certification and a Doctorate of Nursing Practice. She is an adjunct faculty member for Purdue University Global School of Nursing. She currently teaches in the MSN and DNP programs while also working as a certified family nurse practitioner in clinical practice that includes clinical telemedicine. She has collaborated in policy development and implementation of telemedicine and recently completed a conference presentation on telehealth entitled Telehealth: Are you ready? Born and raised in a rural area Joan has the unique perspective of the barriers and needs that rural populations face and how innovative technology can be an effective tool in improving the quality of rural healthcare.

Content Reviewer:
Michelle Doran, MS, RN

Michelle Doran, MS, RN, is a Professional Development Manager at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, MA, and the Lead Nurse Planner and Director of Nursing for Elite Healthcare. Ms. Doran’s clinical and leadership experience spans primary, acute and rehabilitation care, school nursing, and the health plan industry. Her career has been heavily rooted in community health and working with vulnerable populations in urban and rural communities. Ms. Doran received her Bachelor’s in Nursing from The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing where she was in the AmeriCorps program, and her Master’s in Nursing Leadership from Regis College. She is currently pursuing her Doctorate in Nursing Practice at The George Washington University School of Nursing.

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