Implicit Bias Education for Kentucky Healthcare Professionals

Studies show that implicit bias around demographics such as race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, and socioeconomic status causes inequalities in treatment by healthcare professionals. This course will identify how implicit bias affects the perception and treatment decisions of healthcare professionals, how this affects patient health outcomes, and provide solutions for overcoming implicit bias on both personal and systematic levels.​

This online CE course fulfills the requirements set by the Kentucky Board of Nursing that registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, and advanced practice registered nurses who obtain licensure by examination, endorsement, or reinstatement after July 1, 2022, shall satisfy the continuing competency requirement of completing a minimum of 1.50 contact hours in implicit bias that addresses:

1. The impact of historical racism and other forms of invidious 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.

Course written in collaboration by Kaitlin Rosetta and Capra Garrison, RN, CEO


Upon completion of this course, the participant will be able to:

  1. Define implicit bias.
  2. List 2 examples of how implicit bias affects healthcare providers and patients.
  3. State 2 strategies for reducing implicit bias.
  4. Explain 2 methods for evaluating the presence and extent of implicit bias in the workplace. 


Chapter 1: What is Implicit Bias?

  • Why Implicit Bias Exists

Chapter 2: Implications of Implicit Bias in Healthcare

  • Vulnerable Groups
  • Race and Ethnicity
  • Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation
  • Age
  • Disabilities, Mental Illness, and Addiction
  • Socioeconomic Status

Chapter 3: Methods of Evaluating the Presence and Extent of Implicit Bias

  • Assessment Standards Institute (ASI)
  • The Implicit Association Test (IAT)

Chapter 3: How to Reduce Implicit Bias

  • Become Aware of Your Implicit Biases
  • Educate and Immerse Yourself in Other Cultures
  • Improve Communications and Standards
  • Learn the Lingo
  • Engage in Meditation and Mindfulness

Chapter 4: References

Price: $18.00

Contact Hours: 1.5

Course Author

Kaitlin Rosetta

Kaitlin is a graduate of the University of North Texas and has a bachelor's degree in Risk, Insurance and Financial Services. She was a member of the National Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi and graduated Cum Laude.

Read Full Bio

Course Accreditation

See our Accreditation Statements page to view our accreditation information.

Ready to begin?

Go to the student dashboard.

Not sure what courses you need?

Browse our course catalog!