Free Nursing Continuing Education Programs - 100+ contact hours

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As our gift to the nursing community, Allnurses has compiled a list of cutting edge FREE continuing education programs found on the web. Each course listed is free and most have been approved by American Nurses Credentialing Corp (ANCC) or ANCC affiliate.

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    Free Nursing Continuing Education Programs - 100+ contact hours

    Free Nursing Continuing Education -updated 4/30/14

    1 contact hour (ce) = 0.1 ceu


    CDC:

    Workplace Violence Prevention for Nurses (Web-based) 2.6 ce; Expires 8/12/15


    Nutrition:
    Abbott nutrition: has 41 pediatric/obstetrical/nicu and 20 adult therapeutic nutrition and healthcare courses (Total 61 contact hours available)

    Selected topics include:

    Diabetes:

    Heart Disease Cardiovascular Health:


    Organ Donation:


    P
    ain Management:
    Reproductive Health:
    Respiratory:

    Vaccinations:


    American Nurses Association: Free CE for Members

    Thirty free 1-2 hr ce courses available to ana members; $ for non-members
    choices include:
    The Institute for Johns Hopkins Nursing: continuing education home


    Each eliterature review is a quick, easy read, delivered to participants through email, as web-based activities, or as podcasts.

    Gannett Education free ce - 40 courses available, 1 ce each

    AMA
    Synthetic legal intoxicating drugs: the 'incense' and 'bath salt' phenomenon
    1ce ama



    Medscape/Medscape Nursing -free registration required

    Talking With Patients About the Affordable Care Act: Preventive Services for the Family

    EHRs and HIPAA: Steps for Maintaining the Privacy and Security of Patient Information

    The Nurse View: Nursing Support for Patients With Metastatic Breast Cancer

    Best Practices for Tracking and Maintaining Effective TAVR Clinical Programs

    First-Time Guidelines Address Stroke Risk, Prevention in Women

    Fractures in Children: Identifying Abuse

    New Guidelines Advise Longer Labor Time to Avoid Cesareans

    Surrogate Decision Making in Hospitalized Elderly Patients

    Does Double Mastectomy Cut Deaths From Hereditary Breast Cancer?

    Last edit by NRSKarenRN on Jun 29, '14 : Reason: Updated links
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    Please contact the Admin Team via Help Desk link if you know of a professional organization offering free nursing contact hours/ CEU's for review and possible inclusion on this list.

    NRSKarenRN


    States Requiring Continuing Education:
    Please check your state Board of Nursing for requirements as some require specific courses to meet licensure. Link to Boards of Nursing
    found bottom of every Allnurses web page.


    ALABAMA
    24 hours/two years

    ALASKA
    30 hours/two years

    ARKANSAS
    15 hours/two years

    CALIFORNIA
    30 hours/two years

    DELAWARE
    RN: 30 hours/two years
    LPN: 24 hours/two years

    DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
    RN: 24 hours/two years
    LPN: None required

    FLORIDA
    24 hours/two years

    ILLINOIS
    20 hours/two years

    IOWA
    36 hours/three-year license
    24 hours/license issued less than three years

    KANSAS
    30 hours/two years

    KENTUCKY
    14 hours/year

    LOUISIANA
    Full time RN: Five hours/year
    Part-time RN: 10 hours/year
    Inactive RN: 15 hours/yr

    MASSACHUSETTS
    15 hours/two years

    MICHIGAN
    25 hours/two years


    MINNESOTA
    RN: 24 hours/two years
    LPN: 12 hours/two years

    NEBRASKA
    20 hours/two years

    NEVADA
    30 hours/two years

    NEW HAMPSHIRE
    30 hours/two years

    NEW JERSEY
    30 hours/two years

    NEW MEXICO
    30 hours/two years

    NEW YORK

    Five hours/four years

    NORTH CAROLINA

    30 hours (or 15 hours + other nursing activities)/two years

    NORTH DAKOTA
    12 hours/two years

    OHIO

    24 hours/two years

    PENNSYLVANIA

    30 hours/two years

    PUERTO RICO

    36 hours/three years

    RHODE ISLAND

    10 hours/two years

    SOUTH CAROLINA

    30 hours/two years

    TEXAS

    20 hours/two years

    UTAH

    30 hours (or 15 hours and 200 licensed practice hours)/two years

    WEST VIRGINIA

    RN: 12 hours/two years
    LPN: 24 hours/two years

    WYOMING
    20 hours/two years (or other nursing activities)
    Last edit by NRSKarenRN on Mar 8, '14 : Reason: added info
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    Please provide feedback regarding these courses in this thread:

    Discuss Free Nursing Education Programs - 100+ contact hours
    Last edit by NRSKarenRN on May 16, '12
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    Why did I never see this before?


    >bump<
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    Texas requires 20 hours every two years. There are a lot of free CE courses on txhealthsteps.org. Most relate to pedi, but there are some really good topics. The National Association of School Nurses (NASN) also offers many free courses to its members.


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