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COVID-19 Contact Tracing For Nursing Professionals

University of Houston via Coursera

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Please note that this course will close for new learner enrollment on June 24th, 2022. Because the interest in contact tracing is diminishing, we have decided to close the course so we can focus on creating more courses.

Covid-19 Contact Tracing For Nursing Professionals
Approval Statement:
This nursing continuing professional development activity was approved by the Texas Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Covid-19 Contact Tracing For Nursing Professionals was created for anyone who wants a certificate in Contact Tracing and especially for RN's who would like to obtain 10 CEU credits from The Texas Nurses Association.


Disclosures to Participants

Requirements for Successful Completion:
To receive contact hours for this continuing education activity, the participant must:
Complete a pretest
Complete 4 educational modules
Obtain a score of 80% or greater on the post test in each module. Participants may take the post tests multiple times until the 80% or greater is achieved. Complete the Participant Evaluation Form.
Once successful completion has been verified, a “Certificate of Successful Completion” will be awarded for 10 contact hours.
End Date: July 1, 2022
All CE requests must be completed by this date.
Email the completed certificate to [email protected] if you do not receive your email for CE's

The effects of the current COVID-19 pandemic have disproportionately affected certain population groups. This course provides an overview of the far-reaching impact of COVID-19 and presents contact tracing as a tool to mitigate the spread of the disease for nurses in Texas. Contact tracers are critically needed to help state and local health departments, particularly in large and diverse states such as Texas.

Acknowledgments: The course instructors would like to thank Aishwarya Juttu and Gabriela Acosta for their help in the launch of this course.


  • Overview of COVID-19
    • COVID-19 is highly infectious caused by SARS-CoV-2 and can be spread by people with little or no symptoms. In this module we will cover the epidemiology and transmission of COVID-19 as well as offer more information about vaccines, vaccine development and treatment.
  • Public Health in the Era of COVID-19
    • Diagnosing and investigating health problems and hazards in the community is an essential public health function and contact tracing is an invaluable part of this strategy. This module will explore effective communication skills, building rapport, and demonstrating cultural sensitivity and empathy in contact tracing.
  • Contact Tracing 101
    • The process of contact tracing consists of four interrelated steps: reporting, investigation, identification, and follow-up. This module will describe the skills required to conduct COVID-19 contact investigation and elaborate on the systematic approach to conducting such an investigation.
  • Ethical Issues and Special Populations
    • As a contact tracer, you will likely interview with individuals with diverse backgrounds. This module explores the impact of COVID-19 in special populations such as people of color, low-income, and the elderly to help you develop trust within the communities where the contact tracing is being conducted

Taught by

Tracy McManaman-Bridges, Bettina Beech and Lechauncy Woodard


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4.7 rating at Coursera based on 146 ratings

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  • Sunday Charles Dickens
    It a nice course for nurses like me

    Because nurses are the front line health workers,who require knowledge about contact tracing of COVID19_

    Am rating it to 99% useful when its free for nurses to do in coursera programs

    It help nurses be with advanced skills of preventing herself and clients ,managing patients on telemedicine, and critical I'll patients as well

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