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Enhancing Rural Nursing Practice through Distance Learning

The AgriSafe™ Network, a non-profit national membership organization, represents health and safety professionals who strive to reduce health disparities among the agricultural community.

"These learning sessions have been so valuable and will greatly influence my practice in rural primary care. Thank you so much! I wish all rural nurses could have access to this training" - Jean Matthews, MSN East Carolina University of Nursing, Greenville, NC

Distance Learning Program

The Nurse Scholar program is an online learning experience taught by expert health & safety educators. The course will help nurses increase their competence in prevention, identification, and assessment of diseases and conditions commonly experienced by people working in agriculture. It consists of a series of webinars provided by experts in the field of agricultural safety and health. Students can view the webinars at their convenience. Participants will be required to complete all of the training, pass a comprehensive exam, and complete evaluations in order to receive a certificate and 20 hours of continuing nursing education (CNE). To find out more about the topics included in the course, click here.

Continuing Nursing Education will be provided by our partners at the University of Louisiana Lafayette.

Course Logistics


Classes are available through an OnDemand web-based format. Learn at a pace that is convenient for you!


The learner outcomes include:

  • Increased knowledge level on topic areas
  • an improved ability to identify and prevent symptoms of agricultural related illnesses
  • an ability to identify approved personal protective equipment relative to exposures
  • the ability to access clinical and educational resources
Nurse Scholar Program hours statement, accreditation Statement

"This has been an extremely fun program to work through.Very well thought out, very pertinent topics and great speakers!"
- Shari Kuther, RN St Mary’s Hospital, Cottonwood, ID

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Consider sponsoring a rural nurse(s) from your business communities to become an AgriSafe Nurse Scholar.


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Website: AgriSafe Learning: Nurse Scholar Program

Phone: 866-312-3002

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  • Integration of Ag Health into Practice
  • Special Populations (youth, older adult, veterans, immigrant and migrant workers)
  • Zoonotic Diseases
  • Hearing Conservation
  • Chemical / Pesticide Exposures
  • Women’s Health
  • Respiratory Health
  • Ergonomics
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Skin Disorders
  • Behavioral Health
  • Emerging and Regional Issues

Eighteen hours of training are presented in distance learning format utilizing lecture and power point, interactive question and answers sessions and opportunity for group discussion.

Continuing nursing education hours (CNE) are provided by Northeast Iowa Community College (IBON approved provider #7).

This On-Demand program is also available for those interested in agricultural topics and not requiring continuing nursing education.

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