Antibiotic Stewardship Continuing Education Program for Nurses

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Jefferson OCPD is transitioning to a new learning management system (LMS). On Monday, July 11, 2022, we will make the switch to a new LMS that offers greater ease of use and many self-service options. Due to this change, registration and completion of this course on this site must be done by Wednesday, July 6, 2022/5:00 pm EST.

Current Enrollees must complete the evaluation by Wednesday, July 6, 2022/5:00 pm EST.

The course will again be available by Friday, July 15, 2022 at the following web address:

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Antibiotic resistance (ABR) is considered to be a silent pandemic poised to reverse a century of medical progress, rendering antibiotics ineffective in treating even the most common infectious diseases. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention more than 2.8 million antibiotic-resistant infections occur in the U.S. each year, and more than 35,000 people die as a result. Globally, it is estimated that 700,000 people die from drug-resistant infections yearly. Unless major actions are taken this number is projected to rise to 10 million yearly by 2050 at an economic impact of 100 trillion dollars per year.

Dedicated prevention and infection control efforts in the U.S. reduced deaths from anti-biotic-resistant infections by 18% overall and by nearly 30% in hospitals. However, the number of people facing antibiotic resistance is still too high. More action is needed to fully protect people. Improving the way antibiotics are prescribed and used or “antibiotic stewardship,” is critical to effectively treat infections, protect patients from harms caused by unnecessary antibiotic use, and combat antibiotic resistance.

Aiming to combat the threat of antibiotic resistance to patient safety and public health, the Jefferson College of Nursing developed this educational offering on antibiotic stewardship specifically for nurses. The course will help nurses participate and lead antibiotic stewardship nursing practices and deliver effective and consistent messages to patients and the public about antibiotic use and antibiotic resistance. 

Successful Completion

  • Four online asynchronous sequential self-paced learning modules to be complete within six weeks of registration. 
  • Complete the online evaluation. 

Target Audience

This course is designed specifically for nurses.

Learning Objectives

After completing this online course, learners will be able to:

  1. Discuss antibiotic resistance and the impact on patients, populations and society.
  2. Describe core elements of antibiotic stewardship programs.
  3. Examine key nursing antibiotic stewardship practices.
  4. Discuss fundamental microbiology, selected bacterial infections and antibiotic use.
  5. Identify improvement methods and tools that can be used to implement nursing antibiotic stewardship practices.
Additional information
Jefferson Content Development By: 
Jefferson College of Nursing
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital (TJUH)
Methodist Hospital
Content Areas: 
Infectious Diseases
Patient Safety
Course Format: 
Online Activity
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 6.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 6.50 Attendance
  • 6.42 CNE
  • 1.25 CNE Pharmacotherapy
Course opens: 
Course expires: 

Commercial/In-Kind Support

This educational activity received no commercial or in-kind support.


Activity Contacts

Mary Lou Manning, PhD, CRNP, CIC, FAPIC, FAAN
Academic Program Director/Professor 
901 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Monika Pogorzelska-Maziarz, PhD, MPH, CIC, FAPIC
Administrative Program Director/Associate Professor
130 South 9th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107


Thomas Jefferson University endorses the Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education and the policies that supplement the Standards.

All planners, faculty, and others in control of educational content are required to disclose any relevant financial relationships with ACCME defined ineligible companies within the past 24 months. Any conflicts of interests have been mitigated prior to this educational activity.

Such disclosures will be available prior to the start of the activity. ​Jefferson conflict of interest mitigation process may result in changes to the program agenda.

Exception: According to the Standards, it is not required to identify, mitigate, or disclose relevant financial relationships for any of the following activities:

  1. Accredited education that is non-clinical, such as leadership or communication skills training.
  2. Accredited education where the learner group is in control of content, such as a spontaneous case conversation among peers.
  3. Accredited self-directed education where the learner controls their educational goals and reports on changes that resulted, such as learning from teaching, remediation, or a personal development plan.

Planning Committee

None of the planners have any conflict of interest to declare.

  • Mary Lou Manning PhD, CRNP, CIC, FAAN-Activity Director
  • Catherine Harris, PhD, MBA, AGACNP, ANP, FNP-BC-Content Reviewer
  • Eleanor Fitzpatrick RN, DNP, AG-CNS, ACNP, CCRN, CCCTM-Content Reviewer
  • Monika Pogorzelska-Maziarz PhD, MPH, CIC, FAPIC
  • Cindy M. Hou DO, MA, MBA, FACOI, FACP
  • Nikuny Vyas, PharmD, BCPS
  • Eileen Carter, PhD, RN
  • Elizabeth Monsees, PhD, MBA, RN, CIC, FAPIC
  • Marianne Kraemer RN MPA, Ed.M, CENP, CCRN-K

Course Faculty

None of the course authors have any conflict of interest to declare.

  • Mary Lou Manning, PhD, CRNP, CIC, FAPIC, FAAN
  • Eileen Carter, PhD, RN
  • Cindy Hou, DO, MBA, FACOI, FACP, FIDSA
  • Elizabeth Monsees, PhD, MBA, RN, CIC, FAPIC 
  • Nikunj Vyas, PharmD, BCPS


This activity does not contain information of commercial products/devices that are unlabeled for use or investigational uses of products not yet approved.


The views expressed in this activity are those of the faculty. It should not be inferred or assumed that they are expressing the views of any manufacturer of pharmaceuticals or devices or Thomas Jefferson University.

It should be noted that the recommendations made herein with regard to the use of therapeutic agents, varying disease states, and assessments of risk, are based upon a combination of clinical trials, current guidelines, and the clinical practice experience of the participating presenters. The drug selection and dosage information presented in this activity are believed to be accurate. However, participants are urged to consult all available data on products and procedures before using them in clinical practice.


In support of improving patient care, Thomas Jefferson University 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.


Credit Designation

Nurses: This activity awards 6.42 nursing contact hours.

Other Healthcare Professionals: This educational activity is designated for 6.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Participants should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other Credit

Module 3: Infectious Diseases and Principles of Antibiotic Therapy qualifies for 1.25 nursing pharmacology credit.

Expiration Date

Issue Date: May 17, 2021
Expiration Date: May 16, 2024

Available Credit

  • 6.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 6.50 Attendance
  • 6.42 CNE
  • 1.25 CNE Pharmacotherapy


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Healthcare Provider$100
Jefferson Health - Faculty & Staff*$60

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