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  1. Fidyk, Lisa MSN, MS, RN
  2. Ventura, Kate MSN, RN, ACNS-BC
  3. Green, Katie MSN, RN, ACNS-BC, ACNP-BC


This article describes the development of a training course for nurses that focused on teach-back as a key strategy for patient education. It describes evaluative methods used to collect feedback and determine effectiveness of education based on nurses' perception and self-assessment of their patient educational skills and improvements made for future courses. Professional Development Specialists can use the concepts in this article to create similar programs to improve the quality of patient education.