Educational Modules Focused on Vulnerable Populations

Binghamton University’s Decker College of Nursing and Health Sciences has created a series of seven educational modules to help health professionals advance their knowledge of vulnerable populations and the factors that impact access to healthcare.

Who can register

The Educational Modules Focused on Vulnerable Populations programming is open to undergraduate and graduate nursing students, registered nurses, master of public health students, healthcare professionals and interested members of the community.

The program is limited to 250 registrants.


There is no charge for the educational modules as the program is funded by the Barbara H. Chaffee, MD, MPH Educational Fund at the Community Foundation for South Central New York

About the modules

The educational modules are available via Brightspace and offer a self-paced, independent, topic-specific learning experience. Each module will take 2–3 hours to complete.

Topics are:

  1. Overview of vulnerable populations and social determinants of health
  2. Routine HIV testing
  3. HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis
  4. HIV antiretroviral therapy
  5. Hepatitis C
  6. Trauma informed care
  7. Sexually transmitted infections

Modules will:

  • Feature health education, services and advocacy
  • Include learning outcomes
  • Include a lecture component as well as readings from articles, websites and/or video links
  • Offer questions for additional consideration
  • Provide reference material for further study

Continuing education 

Upon the successful completion of each module, participants will be offered the option to earn 12 credit hours of Nursing Continuing Professional Development continuing education. See below for details and learning outcomes.

  • Nursing Continuing Professional Development (NCPD)

    Binghamton University Decker College of Nursing and Health Sciences is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Northeast Multistate Division Education Unit, an accredited approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. 

    Participation in this module will qualify for 12.0 credit hours of NCPD/continuing education. 

    Requirements for successful completion of this activity include completion of the following for all modules:

    • Assigned readings
    • Online lecture content 
    • Post quiz scoring a minimum of 80%
    • Attestation of completion
    • Completion of evaluation 


    • No individuals in a position to control content for this activity have any relevant financial relationship to declare.
    • There is no commercial support for this activity. 

    Expiration: 10/22/2023

  • Learning Outcomes

    At the conclusion of the educational activity learners will:

    • Identify two factors that are associated health disparities for vulnerable populations.
    • Self-report increased knowledge regarding a trauma informed care approach.
    • Self-report increased knowledge regarding sexually transmitted infections.
    • Self-report increased knowledge about prevention, screening, and treatment of Hepatitis C.
    • Self-report increased knowledge regarding the importance of routine HIV testing.
    • Self-report increased knowledge regarding the use of Pre-exposure HIV prophylaxis.
    • Self-report increased knowledge regarding the use of antiretroviral HIV treatment past, present and future.
    • Demonstrate knowledge of vulnerable populations by achieving a minimum post-test score of 80%.


The program is open to the first 250 registrants.

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