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The Basic Science of Viruses (Free)

Regular Price: $0.00
Online Course & CNE Credit Expiration: 07/08/2025
.50 Contact Hours
Presented by Ana

This course provides you with a refresher on your understanding of virology and how virus infection control practices vary.

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Course Details


This course examines how viruses look and how viruses affect the cells they infect. This includes a review of your foundational knowledge of virology as a nurse. You will learn how to apply this knowledge to infection control practices.

Healthcare workers of all professionals may also benefit from this course.

Why is this course important to you?

Knowing how viruses work will help you to understand the infection control actions that work to keep them from spreading.

Key Learning Outcomes

  • Identify the three (3) basic parts of a virus
  • Describe how infection control practices may be different for envelope and non-envelope viruses

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Use of these or any other course(s)/material(s) does not imply eligibility for certification or successful performance on any certification exam, nor is it a requirement to qualify for individual certification.

American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) does not endorse any products or services.

Accreditation Statements

The American Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.


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