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Overview of Neurocognitive Disorders

1.5 credits

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Course Description:

In the Overview of Neurocognitive Disorders course, we will explore the wonder of the human brain and relate cognitive functions to the corresponding region of the brain. We will consider and delve into both minor and major cognitive disorders and then focus in on the most common causes of the major neurocognitive disorders. This course is the first in a series of courses on the identification, understanding, and treatment of neurocognitive disorders and dementing illnesses.


Carolyn K Clevenger, RN, DNP, AGPCNP-BC, GNP-BC, FAANP earned a BSN from West Virginia University, MSN (Gerontology NP) and Post-Graduate Certificates (Education and Adult-Gerontology Primary Care NP) from Emory University, and Doctor of Nursing Practice from Medical College of Georgia. She also completed a Special Fellowship in Advanced Geriatrics at the Birmingham/Atlanta VA Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center (GRECC).

Dr. Clevenger is the Associate Dean for Clinical and Community Partnerships at Emory University’s Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing. Additionally, she is the Clinical Director and a practice nurse practitioner at the Emory Integrated Memory Care Clinic. The IMCC is a nurse-led primary care practice for people living with dementia. This new model of care has been recognized as a Level 3 Patient-Centered Medical Home by the National Committee on Quality Assurance. The clinic boasts the extraordinarily high patient experience scores and has nearly eliminated avoidable hospitalizations for people living with dementia.

Contact Hours:

Emory Nursing Professional Development Center (ENPDC) is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.  Attendees to this CNE activity will be awarded 1.5 Continuing Nursing Education contact hours from ENPDC.

Participants in this course will also earn a digital badge that can be used on their social media channels.

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