Make Rheum

The Rheumatology Nurses Society (RNS), a society for registered nurses (RNs) and advanced practice providers (APPs)—which includes nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs) and other healthcare professionals—invites you to a complimentary virtual Live Webinar, Rheum for You: Exploring Rheumatology as a Practice Specialty.

Complimentary Event

Join us for this online educational
event at no charge.

Accredited Education

Earn up to 1.5 continuing nursing contact hours (0.5 pharmacotherapeutic contact hours).

Prizes & Giveaways

You like prizes, we like giving them away! Win. Win.

Register for this complimentary online webinar

Webinar Faculty

Rheum for You

Exploring Rheumatology as a Practice Specialty

One of the priorities for RNS is focusing on solutions to current and future workforce issues in rheumatology. As you may know, there is a shortage of practicing rheumatologists in the United States that is expected to worsen in the coming years. One proposed solution has been to develop ways to attract other types of providers into rheumatology. The RNS would like to introduce you to the opportunities available for you the provider, as well as the patient. A career in rheumatology allows you the chance to exercise problem-solving strategies and tactics learned in school, all while working closely with your patients and their families to advance their physical improvements and overall mental health.

This educational initiative will focus on the following objectives:
  • Analyze the current and impending shortage of rheumatology providers
  • Identify methods that have been proposed to increase the number of advanced practice providers entering the specialty of rheumatology
  • Review the role that advanced practice providers have in prescribing biologic therapy for patients with rheumatic disease
  • Assess the overarching value that advanced practice providers bring to the field of rheumatology diseases
ANCC Accredited Provider with Distinction

Participants have the potential for receiving a maximum of 1.5 continuing nursing contact hours (0.5 pharmacotherapeutic contact hours).

The Rheumatology Nurses Society is accredited with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (Provider No. P0500).

Accredited Education
This activity has been supported by unrestricted educational grants from AbbVie, Celgene, Lilly, and Pfizer.

Prizes & Giveaways

We will be giving away great prizes during each event. Make sure to join us for your chance to win an Apple Watch, an Uber Eats gift card, a one year membership to the RNS and free registration the the RNS Pacific Coast Rheumatology Forum (PCRF).

Referral Contest

We encourage you to refer a friend or colleague for your chance to win an iPad Pro!

In order for the entry to count, your referral must (a) include your first and last name in the referral field on their registration form, and (b) attend the broadcast they signed up for. Spread the word and increase your chance to win!

Webinar Dates & Locations

NOTE: despite location listings, all webinars will be virtual events.

December 3, 2020

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

December 3, 2020  |  9:00 AM (CST)

Corpus Christi, Texas

December 3, 2020  |  11:00 AM (CST)

Nashville, Tennessee

December 3, 2020  |  1:00 PM (CST)

Santa Fe, New Mexico

December 3, 2020  |  4:00 PM (MST)

Salt Lake City, Utah

December 3, 2020  |  6:00 PM (MST)

December 4, 2020

Sedona, Arizona

December 4, 2020  |  8:00 AM (MST)

Denver, Colorado

December 4, 2020  |  10:00 AM (MST)

Portland, Oregon

December 4, 2020  |  12:00 PM (PST)

Reno, Nevada

December 4, 2020  |  2:00 PM (PST)

Seattle, Washington

December 4, 2020  |  6:00 PM (PST)

December 17, 2020

Detroit, Michigan

December 17, 2020  |  9:00 AM (EST)

Cleveland, Ohio

December 17, 2020  |  11:00 AM (EST)

Washington, D.C.

December 17, 2020  |  1:00 PM (EST)

Atlanta, Georgia

December 17, 2020  |  6:00 PM (EST)

Louisville, Kentucky

December 17, 2020  |  8:00 PM (EST)

December 18, 2020

Indianapolis, Indiana

December 18, 2020  |  9:00 AM (EST)

Portland, Maine

December 18, 2020  |  11:00 AM (EST)

Birmingham, Alabama

December 18, 2020  |  1:00 PM (EST)

Miami, Florida

December 18, 2020  |  6:00 PM (EST)

New York, New York

December 18, 2020  |  8:00 PM (EST)

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