Pharmacology / Disease Management / Professionalism

Institute for Nurse Practitioner Excellence


This program is designated for 1.2 contact hour of NP CE credit by the Institute for Nurse Practitioner Excellence, an AANP Approved Provider(130325).  The course is designed to help learners recognize the prevalence of problems stemming from medication adherence and the range of strategies that should be considered for practice. Faculty-Dr. Mary Jo Goolsby. Valid through 8/31/2018Refer questions to



This program was planned in accordance with AANP CE Standards and Policies and AANP Commercial Support Standards.


•Define and differentiate between terms of medication adherence, compliance, and persistence
Describe the prevalence of medication nonadherence and it influence on patient health
•Discuss the complexity of issues/factors related to medication adherence/non-adherence, with emphasis on chronic disease orientation
•Identify strategies related to each category of factors associated with non-adherence
•Plan to implement patient- and practice-tailored strategies to optimize adherence for chronically ill patients