What does your state require you to do?

  1. What requirements do you have in your state regarding ceu's or continuing ed? How is it set up and how does it work? Is it beneficial?
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  2. 5 Comments

  3. by   Tim-GNP
    My state is a joke... there are NO ceu requirements for RN's or LPN's. CRNP's who wish prescriptive privilege [a new development in CRNP law] will have to obtain 16 CEU's in pharmacology biannually.

    This is really upsetting in relation to the 48 hours of CEU's I need to maintain my NHA license. The state is basically telling us, I need to keep current with how to keep books, but screw my nursing skills- why keep those current????

    This is a reason I favor ANCC certification, every 5 years I need [in addition to a practice requirement] 75 CEU's. PLUS other requirements [which could include an additional 75 hours of CEU's]. It's a way of making nurses accountable for keeping up their knowledge base.
  4. by   carolk
    Originally posted by Tim-GNP:
    My state is a joke... there are NO ceu requirements for RN's or LPN's. CRNP's who wish prescriptive privilege [a new development in CRNP law] will have to obtain 16 CEU's in pharmacology biannually.

    This is really upsetting in relation to the 48 hours of CEU's I need to maintain my NHA license. The state is basically telling us, I need to keep current with how to keep books, but screw my nursing skills- why keep those current????

    This is a reason I favor ANCC certification, every 5 years I need [in addition to a practice requirement] 75 CEU's. PLUS other requirements [which could include an additional 75 hours of CEU's]. It's a way of making nurses accountable for keeping up their knowledge base.
    In Florida for an RN we need 24 credit hours every four years. In NY and SC none are required. It is good in that it makes you look at what is happening and stay on top of issues.
  5. by   Tim-GNP
    Actually in New York, we must have a class in HIV and one in identification of child abuse [I maintain my New York licenses as well]. You could get out of the child abuse one if you prove that you have nothing to do with places where children would be found [which is easy for me].
  6. by   timonrn
    Minnesota requires 24 ceu's every two years for RN's, while to keep my EMT up I need 48 every 2 years--go figure-
  7. by   Tim-GNP
    Actually, I know a fun little site to get CHEAP CEU's. It also gives a map of the U.S., and if you click on your state, it tells you how many CEU's are required in each state. I get my HIV course for New York from this place. It is approved by several boards as well:
    http://nursingeducation.com/cerequirements.htm


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