Can CEUs carry over?

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    Hi, I currently live in a state where CEUs are not required to maintain a license. I am still acquiring them, regardless of this fact. We are military, so I was wondering if we move will the CEUs be transferrable to my new state? Does it have to be in the compact in order to transfer? Thanks in advance!
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    My state accepts continuing education credits that are accepted by other states. I think most stare boards of nursing also do as well.
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    If you get a license in another state and end up as you mentioned needing to satisfy a ceu deal there, you would have to check their rules as far as how many, and what period of time they need to be completed in from the date of your active licensure to say the time you need to renew that license. I double checked with my state for instance also if Medscape was acceptable (yes) as I can do them as well as Medpage for free.
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    Each state is different. And, CEUs can expire, so older ones might not count. I got lots of them from other states and they applied where I live.
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    take a peek here:
    http://www.medscape.org/public/nursecestaterequirements

    the only one it specifies that allows carry over is NJ
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    I do not understand how a state can hold you responsible for CNE if you have been working in a state for which it is not required. I would think the clock would start from the time you are licensed in the state requiring CNE.

    In Texas the CNE's must be renewed every 2 years and must reflect your area of practice. When I moved here from a non-compact state I was not required to have recent CNE until 2 years later. That was 15 years ago, and things change with time of course
    Last edit by classicdame on May 13, '11 : Reason: grammar
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    Quote from classicdame
    I do not understand how a state can hold you responsible for CNE if you have been working in a state for which it is not required. I would think the clock would start from the time you are licensed in the state requiring CNE.

    It does Classic, from the initial date of licensure for that state the clock starts ticking. Ususally what you did before that clock started does not count. Also Medscapes state by state info was incorrect for my state. To be sure shoot off an email to your BON.


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