Some CE providers are claiming accreditation but they aren't when you go to confirm it. One example is www.medceu.com
. I use to be registered with them. It was pretty convenient ...you pay a flat fee like $35 and you could do unlimited for a year. You read some material that was decent and did a post test and print a certificate. Later I and some other nurses noted that we were double billed one year and later found out that they were not certified through the ANCC or any ANCC approved certifier. They have a warning about them on the ANCC approved provider/certifier list. For some reason they are still in business. I talked with the ANCC and they said they had filed complaints with numerous regulatory agencies. I guess technically you could use them for contact hours from non accredited sources but I won't because of the double billing, false advertising and the fact that they send you email ads constantly ( I had to finally cancel an old address). They never answer emails and have no phone number.
Back in 2001 I wrote the ANCC about this company. This is what I got from them:
10-05-2001, 12:01 AM #1 (permalink)
Quite tired RN
I got this from the ANA :
Date: Wed, 03 Oct 2001 09:06:02 -0400
From: Barbara Feild <Bfeild@ana.org
Subject: medceu -Reply
To________edited my addy out_______
P***, Medceu is not an accredited CE provider with ANCC. They erroneously
claim to be approved through one of our approvers, the Alabama Nurses
Association. I also know that they claim to be approved through the
California board of nursing, but are not. I have had many
inquiries/complaints about Medceu. I have been told that both the AL
Nurses Association and the Florida board of nursing are pursuing
Medceu on criminal charges.
Aren't you glad you asked?
Sr. Accreditation Specialist
800-284-2378, ext 7263
There is the 800 number: Please don't take anyone's word for it. It's your money and your time. Find out from the official source, your SBON and/or the ANCC ANCC Accreditation of Continuing Nursing Education Providers
Last edit by P_RN on Dec 23, '06