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- Accreditation - Western Multi-State Division is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC).
- Approval - Courses approved for contact hours will include the above statement, total contact hours and number of "pharmacology" contact hours awarded for completion of a program. Programs are valid for two years. Expiration dates are indicated within the course description for each individual video.
- Assessments - Learner assessment is accomplished through small quizzes embedded within the videos. Correctly answering all questions allows the video to advance (don’t worry, multiple attempts are allowed and correct answers are explained.
- Certificate - Participant receives a Certificate of Completion by email after submitting a program evaluation at the end of video lecture. A copy will also be available in their personal dashboard for download at anytime.
Streaming videos - Videos have been optimized to play on a variety of platforms (Windows , Mac, Android, Kindle, iPad) and browsers (Chrome, IE, Firefox, Safari, IOS). Click here to view a compatibility chart. We highly recommend using a wired or wifi connection for viewing High Definition videos. A mobile phone (with wifi) can be used to view the site and videos, however, due to the interactive nature of these courses, we recommend using a larger, more navigable screen.
Time Limits - All video courses have either a “time“ or “number of views” limit. Please see individual courses for specifics.
Contact Hours - At this time, continuing education contact hours are available only for nurses and nurse practitioners. Total contact hours and specific “pharmacology” hours are listed. In time, if demand arises, application for accreditation for other medical disciplines will be made.
Allergic Rhinits: Etiology, Pathophysiology & Pharmacotherapy
The purpose of this activity is to enable the learner to review and update their knowledge on the etiology, pathophysiology and pharmacotherapy of allergic rhinitis.
This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Arizona Nurses’ Association, an accredited approver by American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
Non-Credit Option - In addition to courses for continuing education contact hours, each video will also be available as a non-credit option for information only. These videos will have no assessment questions or program evaluation, however, links to suggested readings and a course handout will be available.
ATTENTION Nurse Educators! - This site can also serve as a portal for students at academic institutions that have licensed some or all of the content for use in teaching pharmacology to classes. If you are a nurse educator and are interested in using any of these programs for your students, please contact us.
Alan P. Agins holds a Masters in Pharmacology and Toxicology and a Ph. D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the University of Rhode Island. He has held faculty appointments at Brown University Medical School, Northeastern University School of Pharmacy and University of Virginia School of Nursing.
During his tenure at Brown, Dr. Agins was the recipient of the "Dean’s Teaching Excellence Award" for five consecutive years.
Additionally, he has taught undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate pharmacology courses at a number of nursing schools around the country including Penn State University, University of Arizona, Virginia Commonwealth University, Idaho State University and several others.
Over the past 21 years, Dr. Agins has lectured nationally on all topics in pharmacology to more than 85,000 advanced practice clinicians as an invited presenter for various local, state, regional and national organizations as well as for private continuing education companies.
Across the board, he has received outstanding evaluations and praise (from both attendees and organizers) for his ability to excite and invigorate his audiences about his subject matter, for his skill in using metaphor and analogy to simplify difficult pharmacological concepts, and for his talent for making his presentations audience-relevant, entertaining, and above all, memorable.
In addition to his national lectures, Dr. Agins has authored three pharmacology-related books, co-authored textbook chapters and has served as primary reviewer for various journals, CE monographs, textbooks and newsletters. Currently, Dr. Agins also presents a number of continuing education live-webinars monthly to pharmacists, nationally and internationally, through RxSchool (AMN Healthcare).