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A Guide to Amish Society: Continuing Education for Nurses

12.34 credits

$200 Enroll

Full course description

The Amish are a small, religious-based and rural-located sect whose origins harken back to the early years of the Protestant Reformation in Europe, but whose contemporary cultural practices and social organization were established over their nearly 300-year presence in North America. The Amish prefer to live a more religious lifestyle, based on their interpretation of the Bible (especially the New Testament), that says to some degree they must be separate from the more “secular” or “worldly” society surrounding them. In this course, we will take a sociological perspective to understand what drives and maintains Amish society. In this course, we will examine the origins and logic behind the cultural practices and preferred religious lifestyle of Amish society with special attention paid to medical and wellness practices. This course may be of special interest to health care workers serving in rural communities or even trauma centers located in nearby city centers.

The required course text, "The Amish: A Concise Introduction" by Steven M Nolt, should be purchased separately (~$20).

Nurses enrolled in the course have the opportunity to receive 12.34 contact hours from The Ohio State University College of Nursing. Nurse Contact hours are awarded after watching the recordings, completing readings, passing all quizzes with >80% and completion of the course evaluation.

None of the planners for this activity have relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose with ineligible companies. This program does not have potential for conflict of interest due to the topics covered.

The Ohio State University College of Nursing is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

There are NO refunds issued for this course. 

If you have questions about the course, contact Kylienne Shaul at 


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