Expanding the Role of the Registered Nurse in Primary Care

Overview of Enhancing the Role of the RN in Primary Care

Activity Details
  • Credit Amounts:
    • CME: 1.75
    • CNE: 1.75
    • Other: 1.75
  • Cost: Free
  • Release: Mar 18, 2021
  • Expires: Mar 17, 2024
  • Estimated Time to Complete:
    1 Hour(s)  45 Minutes
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Mary  Blankson Mary Blankson, DNP, APRN, FNP-C
Chief Nursing Officer
Community Health Center, Inc.
Middletown, Connecticut

Needs Statement

Many organizations are on the journey to implement and enhance the roles of the PC RN. This journey is filled with both barriers and facilitators. There is a lack of understanding of other roles on the care team, which contributes to a lack of understanding of the PC RN role.

Successful implementation of the PC RN role requires good collaboration between clinical practice partners who are on this journey and academic institutions who are slowly changing their training to meet the needs of front line primary care institutions hiring new graduate nurses into this role—but how are partnerships forged?


Target Audience

Physicians, Health Administrators, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners and Public Health Professionals


Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to: 

  1. Identify the characteristics of the expanded role of the registered nurse (RN) in primary care.
  2. State strategies for expanding the RN role in primary care.


In support of improving patient care, University of Kentucky HealthCare CECentral is jointly 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 enduring material is designated for a maximum of 1.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ACGME Competencies

  • Interpersonal and communication skills
  • Professionalism
  • Systems-based practice

The University of Kentucky, College of Nursing is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC).

This educational activity is offered for a maximum of 1.75 ANCC contact hours.

The Kentucky Board of Nursing (KBN) approves The University of Kentucky, College of Nursing (UKCON) as a provider as well. ANCC and KBN approval of a continuing nursing education provider does not constitute endorsement of program content nor commercial sponsors. The University of Kentucky does not approve commercial products. This educational activity is offered for a maximum of 2.1 KBN contact hours.

Provider #: 3-0008-12-21-0207. In order to receive credit, participants complete this CNE activity and submit a credit application and evaluation form online. Certificates may be printed once the evaluation is completed.

UK Healthcare CECentral certifies this activity for 1.75 hours of participation.

Faculty Disclosure

No speakers, authors or planners  have any relevant financial relationships to disclose. 

The material presented in this course represents information obtained from the scientific literature as well as the clinical experiences of the speakers. In some cases, the presentations might include discussion of investigational agents and/or off-label indications for various agents used in clinical practice. Speakers will inform the audience when they are discussing investigational and/or off-label uses.

Content review confirmed that the content was developed in a fair, balanced manner free from commercial bias. Disclosure of a relationship is not intended to suggest or condone commercial bias in any presentation, but it is made to provide participants with information that might be of potential importance to their evaluation of a presentation.


In collaboration with UK College of Nursing Continuing Education Office.