Find Your Board CEU Requirements & Accreditations:
Return to Course List

Hypertension: An Overview

Author: Dana Bartlett, BSN, MSN, MA, CSPI
(Click author's name for bio)

CE: 3 hours Pharmacology: 0.5 hour
Rated 4.7 out of 5.0 based on 9144 reviews

Course Summary

Primary hypertension, sometimes called essential hypertension, is far more common than secondary hypertension. There are many distinct and separate causes of secondary hypertension, which requires a more thorough discussion than would be possible in a short study. Primary hypertension is primarily discussed, as well as the topics of hypertensive emergencies, isolated diastolic hypertension, and isolated systolic hypertension is briefly highlighted.

Course Format


Course Syllabus

  • Introduction
  • Etiology Of Hypertension
  • Risk Factors And Pathogenesis Of Primary Hypertension
  • Screening And Initial Evaluation Of Hypertensive Patients
  • Complications Of Hypertension
  • Isolated Diastolic And Isolated Systolic Hypertension
  • Treatment Of Primary Hypertension
  • Nursing Considerations
  • Summary


Most of our courses will satisfy your CEU requirements. However, you can double check by using the search option at the top of this page.
You can download all the required materials above where it says "Preview the material"
No prerequisites are required for this course.
Yes. Once you read the material and complete the evaluation you can print your certificate right away from your "My Account" page.

How it Works


1. Confirm Your


2. Read the


4. Print Your