do any RN's use Medscape for CME's?

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    Decided to ask this in a new thread- have played with the computer-'sorta broke'.....
    I looked at Medscape for CME's/CEU's, but didn't find any for just RN's.
    Does anyone use them? I belive it has to say 'RN', not for 'Primary care providers'.
    If you do use Medscape and are an RN, please let me know. I would prefer a free site, as I am not working.
    Thank you.
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    Indiana doesn't require CEU's, but my employer does so I have used medscape for them. They seem to be more geared to physicians.
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    Rn.com has a great deal on CE's, all you can take for a year for $31.95 and most states approve them.

    I'm not an RN, I'm an LPN but Ohio requires CE's and I've taken most of mine through them.
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    I get some of my ceu's from medscape. Most are a bit more geared towards MDs and they often are only for a quarter of a ceu but on the plus side i can whip quite a few out in just a few hours. If you're broke and need them, then use Medscape. Also have gotten a few bigger CEUs from the MMWR on the cdc website - which are also free. Click this link: http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/cme/conted.html
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    I have been using Medscape for years and have nothing but good things to say.Search the site and you can find CEUs and articles for RNs. Although the medical ones are easier to find and do.
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    I've used it off and on over the years. Many of their courses are approved for medical and nursing credit. This is the specific site to retrieve courses that are approved for nurses (through ANCC):

    http://cme.medscape.com/nurses

    You can also sign up for email alerts about new articles/reviews that are specific to your specialty.
    Last edit by sjt9721 on Jan 6, '10 : Reason: additional info
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    firefighterrn- thanks for the cdc site- but I was unable to access the CEU site. Do you know if it is still good? I clicked the link to 'register and take test', but kept coming up with 'error 451'. I think the cdc site would be most interesting! Thanks
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    I've actually got a Medscape CME (CNE, too) activity up in another window right now! CE isn't required in my state but I like to do it for fun when I'm bored in the middle of the night (beats infomercials!). I do need 20 hrs/yr for work, but I fulfill that requirement with school coursework anyway.

    I enjoy doing the case presentation ones. Look for "CE" to the right of the activity title. Those usually are approved for nursing CE (you can check on the intro page of the activity). Like has been stated, they tend to be designed more for doctors, PAs, NPs, etc. but they're free, interesting, and convenient.

    Link to case presentation page: http://cme.medscape.com/index/list_3253_0
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    perpetual student- I have found that medscape seems to be more foe ARN/Doc's also. I don't think we can use these for our RN license. I think it has to say 'AACN" where your cme's that you have finished are listed. It seems difficult to find catagories such as HIPPA, HIV, pharmacology.
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    perpetual student- I have found that medscape seems to be more foe ARN/Doc's also. I don't think we can use these for our RN license. I think it has to say 'AACN" where your cme's that you have finished are listed. It seems difficult to find catagories such as HIPPA, HIV, pharmacology.
    We absolutely can use a lot of them. Look for the ones that are ANCC approved, such as all of the ones on the link to the nurses' page that SJT9721 posted above.

    Personally, I'd rather slit my wrists than do any more HIPAA training.

    ETA: Here's an example of an activity that offers credit for nurses: http://cme.medscape.com/viewarticle/714155 note how on the right part of the page it says "Nurses - 0.50 ANCC Contact Hour(s) (0 contact hours are in the area of pharmacology)."


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