Curious to know how many CEU's...

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    ...you normally have? I have at least 118.9 that I can account for in the past 12 months, but honestly have no idea how many are normal!
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    I dont' keep really close track of how many, but I have to get a lot for certifications so I do more than the number required for relicensure.

    Among many people I know that do not have any certifications, their normal is the minimum number to keep their license current.
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    118 sounds excessive. Do all of them meet criteria for continuing NURSING education? Texas requires 20 hours every two years, but the courses have to meet specific criteria for nurses. We cannot claim CPR or any course that is "basic" education (what we should have learned in nursing school). Lots of other criteria built into the Nurse Practice Act. I had >100 only when in school, as BSN,MSN courses count as CNE. By the way, the term "CEU" is outdated, although many still use it. A Unit was 10 contact hours, but that was too confusing so we now refer to the credits as "contact hours".
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    I would rather have a nurse that goes the extra mile to learn more about her job and caring for patients than have the nurse that moans and groans and barely completes the required CEs for licensure.

    If she wants to get lots of CE and be well rounded and up on the latest in healthcare - more power to her!
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    CEU's/Contact hours... whatever you want to call them. Technically they're contact hours. There's about a 60/40 split between clinical and "other" hours. The majority of them are from the ENA (Emergency Nurse's Association), and I didn't think that ACLS, and PALS counted for continuing education.

    Either way, I'm relatively sure that my state doesn't require a certain amount of CEU's/contact hours for maintaining current licensure... I don't think they asked last time I renewed, and I didn't tell. Guess I will have to look that up.
    Last edit by TriageQueen on Aug 11, '08 : Reason: oops :)
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    I live in Georgia and the state does not require contact hours for renewal, which I have issues with, but hey I have issues with alot of things they do. I am required to have at least 12 a year for my job. I have more than I can count, I probably have over 100 hours also over the last two years.

    Why wouldn't ACLS, PALS, etc count for con ed? You get contact hours for it? Is that something that is state specific?
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    I live in Indiana and we do not have to get CEU's so i have no idea how many I actually get form classes, certs, and such?? I have never kept track!!
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    Quote from TriageQueen
    CEU's/Contact hours... whatever you want to call them. Technically they're contact hours. There's about a 60/40 split between clinical and "other" hours. The majority of them are from the ENA (Emergency Nurse's Association), and I didn't think that ACLS, and PALS counted for continuing education.

    Either way, I'm relatively sure that my state doesn't require a certain amount of CEU's/contact hours for maintaining current licensure... I don't think they asked last time I renewed, and I didn't tell. Guess I will have to look that up.

    I didn't think the ENA had that many credit hours available! I'll have to take a look.

    I usually get 30 - 40/year.....Florida requires 28 now (I think. They keep increasing it). But I need 100 in 4 years for my CEN, so I always have extra. I'm not sure about "all" states, but I know of many that require a minimum number for recertification. And although you don't have to tell them how many you have, they have the option to audit you and THEN you have to prove it.


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