This session will include basic concepts relate to transgender nursing care, transgender terminologies, concepts and medical and surgical treatments.


1.     Criteria for successful completion: Watch the recording in its entirety and mark lessons as complete. A certificate will be provided and available for download after the final part of the online course is marked as complete.

2.    There are no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies for those with the ability to control the content of this activity.

3.     Montana Nurses Association is accredited with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

4.     This activity is available for contact hours through 12/31/2023.

Contact hours awarded upon successful completion: 1, including 0.5 Rx contact hour

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Denise S. Rivera received her Doctorate in Education from Wilmington University, her master’s in nursing from Wesley College and her primary nursing diploma from Beebe School of Nursing. A strong advocate for inquiry-based education and active participatory learning, she involves student in research and evidence-based practice in a variety of community and small group settings. Her professional interest focuses on transgender nursing, the use of virtual and live actor simulation in prelicensure nursing education and promoting a culture of curiosity in nursing education. Dr. Rivera is widely published and has spoken extensively regarding her research on transgender health and is a recognized advocate for transgender equality and healthcare equity. She is currently seeking national certification in transgender nursing through The World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH).