Implicit Bias Training for Healthcare

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Course Description

This course is intended to teach healthcare workers increase their knowledge of the impact of implicit bias on the provision of and outcomes of healthcare.  Students will have the opportunity to evaluate and reflect upon their own implicit biases and will learn strategies for reducing the impact of implicit bias on the provision of healthcare. By the completion of the course, the learner will demonstrate knowledge of implicit biases and the impact on the provision of healthcare by passing a post-test with a score ≥ 80%. This course satisfies requirements for Michigan.

Intended Audience

This course is appropriate for:

  • Registered Nurses
  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurses
  • Midwives
  • Licensed Practical Nurses
  • Physicians
  • Physician Assistants
  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Clinical Counselors
  • Dentists
  • Other Dental Health Professionals
  • Pharmacists & Pharmacy Technicians
  • Occupational and Physical Therapists
  • Speech Language Pathologists
  • Optometrists
  • Other allied health

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this activity, healthcare providers will be able to:

  • Describe how implicit biases impact healthcare outcomes
  • Describe the impacts of historical racism and other implicit biases on the provision of healthcare
  • Describe methods for implicit bias identification
  • Name 3 implicit biases that are not uncommon in healthcare
  • Name 3 strategies that can be used to mitigate the effects of implicit bias

At the completion of this activity, assistants, aids, support staff, and pharmacy technicians will be able to:

  • Define implicit bias
  • Describe how implicit biases impact patient care
  • Explain ways to reduce the effects of implicit bias
Credit/Contact Hours
  • Megan Arbour, PhD, RN, CNM, CNE
    Associate Professor, Frontier Nursing University
  • English
Release Date
February 1, 2023
Expiration Date
February 1, 2026
Instructional Methods
  • Assessment Review with Rationale
  • Slides Presentation
  • Ungraded Self Assessment-Lesson Recall
  • Video Clips
  • Autograded and Quiz Retakes Allowed
  • Daily CE Broker Reporting for Registered Boards
  • Graded Final Quiz
  • Passing 80%+
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