Healthy NP, Healthy Pt: The Power of Modeling a Healthy Lifestyle

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Learn about the effects of stress, causes of burnout, define extreme self-care, and the benefits of being a healthy role model for your patients and yourself. Explore how healthy habits/lifestyle can improve quality of care, pt. care outcomes/safety, clinician/pt quality of life. Learn strategies for prevention of burn-out. Explore how to stop unhealthy habits, how to start new healthy habits including strategies such as habit stacking.

Credits: 1.00 contact hours; 0.0 are pharmacology


After taking part in this educational activity, participants should be better able to:

 Discuss effects of stress (incl. telomeres), causes of burnout, define “extreme self-care” & benefits of being a healthy role model/ healthy patient.
 Explain how healthy habits/lifestyle can improve competency, quality of care, patient safety, patient behaviors/outcomes, clinician/Pt quality of life.
 Describe strategies for life-long prevention of stress effects, burnout (for you/ your patients).
 Discuss how to break unhealthy habits, start healthy habits including habit stacking (for you/ your patients)


NP, National Speaker

Senior Faculty with APEA

Dr. Mimi Secor is a Nurse Practitioner, National Speaker/ Educator, and Senior Faculty with Advanced Practice Education Associates in Lafayette, Louisiana. Her current passion is helping NPs become Healthy and Fit! Related to this new passion, she is a #1 International Best Selling author of a new book, Debut a New You: Transforming Your Life at Any Age.

She has worked for 43 years as a Family Nurse Practitioner specializing in Women's Health and more recently, Health/Fitness.  In 2015, Ms. Secor earned her Doctorate in Nursing Practice (DNP) degree from Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions in Provo, Utah where she received the Student Service Award for her contributions to the NP profession.

Ms. Secor is a guest lecturer at NP programs in New England and around the country.  She has also published extensively, including the 4th edition of her 2018 co-authored textbook, Advanced Health Assessment of Women; Skills and Procedures, and the 2nd edition of her 2018 co-authored textbook, Fast Facts About the Gynecologic Exam for Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants and Midwives.

She has years of media experience including as a national radio host on ReachMD.  She has also been a guest on Good Morning America, interviewed by the Wall Street Journal, Boston Globe and many others. Mimi has received several awards, including in 2018 being selected by her peers as one of the Top 10 NPs in the US, the 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Massachusetts Coalition of Nurse Practitioners (MCNP), and the 2015 Student Service Award from Rocky Mountain University for her contributions to the NP profession. In addition to being a fellow in the AANP, in 2018 she was inducted as a fellow in the prestigious America Academy of Nursing. 


Obtain Your Credits

To earn credits for this activity, navigate to the Content(s) tab and complete all course components in the following order: 1) watch the course presentation ; 2) complete the course evaluation; 3) pass the post-test with a score of 2/3 (66.7%) or higher. You may retake the post-test until a passing score is achieved, at which point you will be able to view/print a copy of your certificate of completion. This online certificate will also be saved within your profile 'My Dashboard' -> 'Transcript/Certificates Earned'  for future access.

Designation Statement

NPACE designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.00 contact hours, of which 0.00 is pharmacology credit. Participants should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Accreditation Statement

Nurse Practitioner Associates for Continuing Education (NPACE) is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC).

In addition to ANCC, NPACE is approved as a provider of continuing education in nursing by: the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP8720 and Florida CE Broker #50-1476.



Contributing faculty, Mimi Secor, DNP, FNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN have disclosed no relevant financial relationships.


All planners and contributors involved in this educational activity have disclosed no relevant financial relationships. 


The material presented in this continuing education program is being made available for educational purposes only and is not intended to represent the best or only methods, medications and/or guidelines appropriate for the medical situation discussed. Rather the material is intended to present an approach, view, statement, or opinion of the presenter(s), which may be helpful, or of interest to other practitioners and should not be used by clinicians without the evaluation of their patient’s conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities. NPACE disclaims any liability, loss, injury, or damage incurred as a consequence, directly or indirectly, of the use and application of any information given in a presentation.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This educational activity may mention the uses of products that are not approved by the FDA for the indication(s) being discussed. The presenter(s) are instructed to notify participants when they are discussing unapproved uses or investigational agents. The opinions related to unapproved uses of products are solely those of the presenter(s) and are not endorsed or recommended by NPACE. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

Commercial Support

There is no commercial support for this activity.


3 Questions  |  1 attempt  |  0/3 points to pass
3 Questions  |  1 attempt  |  0/3 points to pass Please complete this pre-test prior to watching the presentation video - Simply click the 'Take Quiz' button. This pre-test is a non-graded assessment tool we use to establish a baseline and determine a participant's pre-existing knowledge.
Presentation Video
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Course Evaluation
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3 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  2/3 points to pass
3 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  2/3 points to pass Click 'Take Quiz' to begin. Pass this 3 question post-test with a score of 2/3 (66.7%) or higher. You may retake the post-test until a passing score is achieved, at which point you will be able to view/print a copy of your certificate.
1.00 Contact Hours credit  |  Certificate available
1.00 Contact Hours credit  |  Certificate available