RN: Patient Education

Course information:

This course will explain and teach learners about patient education using the teach back method. Information about assessing the patient’s learning needs and what type of learners they are will be presented.

This course has been approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing and the California Board of Vocational Nursing for 1 Contact Hour.


  • Identify patient educational needs
  • Modify patient educational teaching, creating a unique plan for each patient based on his or her needs
  • Confirm knowledge of successful patient teaching

Course Instructor:

Maryrose Espil, RN, MSN has more than 25 years experience in the health care field. She started training as a nursing assistant as a teen and has worked as a CNA, Certified Home Health Aide, Licensed Vocational Nurse and Registered Nurse in various health care settings. She received her Master’s Degree in Nursing Education from Excelsior College in 2012. She enjoys teaching and developing curriculum while working as a registered nurse in direct patient care. There are no relevant financial relationships with any product manufacturer or service provider mentioned.