Kentucky: Implicit (Unconscious) Bias

This course meets the requirement for coursework and training in implicit bias for KY licensees. ATrain Education is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education through the Kentucky Board of Registered Nursing (#6-0023).

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Kentucky: Implicit (Unconscious) Bias—Course Summary

Effective January 13, 2022, All RNs, LPNs, and APRNs who hold an active nursing license on July 1, 2022 must complete 1.5 contact hours in implicit bias by July 1, 2023. The learning activity must address (1) the impact of historical racism and other forms of discrimination on the provision of healthcare; (2) methods of evaluating the presence and extent of implicit bias; and (3) measures that may be taken to reduce implicit bias.

This is a one-time requirement. Nurses who graduate from a Kentucky program of nursing after August of 2023 will have met this requirement and will not need to repeat it.

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Criteria for Successful Completion

Study the course material, achieve a score of 80% or higher on the post test (the post test can be repeated if a learner scores less than 80%), complete the course evaluation, and pay where required. No partial credit will be awarded.

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Conflict of Interest / Commercial Support Disclosure

The planners and authors of this learning activity have declared no conflicts of interest, vested interest, or financial relationship that may influence the content of this activity. All information is provided fairly and without bias.

ATrain Education, Inc. received no outside financial or commercial support in the preparation, presentation, or implementation of this learning activity and has no affiliation with any company whose products or services are mentioned in this activity.

Target Audience

Who is this for?

This course is for all RNs, LPNs, and APRNs who hold an active nursing license as of July 1, 2022. See also the Course Summary on this page.

Learning Objectives

When you finish this course you will be able to:

  1. Define implicit and explicit bias.
  2. Relate 5 ways in which the historical impact of structural racism has contributed to implicit bias in healthcare services.
  3. Describe 3 ways in which other forms of historical discrimination have impacted access to healthcare in the United States.
  4. Describe 3 tests used to evaluate the presence of implicit bias in healthcare.
  5. Discuss 4 ways to reduce implicit bias in healthcare.
  6. Relate 3 policies designed to remedy the impact of implicit bias in healthcare.
Course summary
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  • 1.50 Contact hours
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Lauren Robertson, BA, MPT

Accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education through the Kentucky Board of Registered Nursing (#6-0023).

Available Credit

  • 1.50 Contact hours


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