the first thing you need to do is pull up your state nursing law on licensure, endorsement and ceus. unless something has changed since i left your state and i used to be licensed in your state, they never had a formal ceu requirement to renew an rn license. they may have changed since i left missouri in 1997. kansas does have a ceu requirement. you can link into the missouri or kansas state board websites from allnurses by clicking on "links" above and then on "boards of nursing". look for links on how to obtain a nursing license and how to transfer a license from another state. the official term for transferring a license from another state is "endorsement" or "reciprocity".
you should also give them information on the nurse licensure compact (https://www.ncsbn.org/nlc.htm
) which affects endorsement of a nursing license among certain states that participate in the compact.
since i now live in a state that requires 30 hours of ceus every 2 years to renew my rn license i must perform 30 hours of ceus. i generally do it by home study courses and there are a lot of home study ceu courses where this can be done. there are also many colleges and private companies that provide nursing ceu seminars. you have to pay for all of these. some of the online websites that offer ceus are:
all the nursing journals have articles each month where you can get ceus as well by reading an article and submitting the post test along with a check for about $10 or so. you might want to point that out. most hospital nursing education departments also offer ceu credits for many of the inservices they provide to the nurses. some also have self-learning packets that the nurses can complete for ceus. you should also point out that in most places that i worked as an rn, we were required to fullfill some sort of ceu requirement as part of our job goal each year. this requirement wasn't usually as much as what the state board required, but it was addressed in our yearly written evaluations. this is something you might want to bring out in your presentation. obtaining ceus after graduation will be a career-long endeavor.
visuals you can use would be to print out the specific part of your state law that covers licensure and endorsement as a handout. print out an actual application for licensure as a handout. take a copy of rn
or nursing 2007
and show the class a continuing education article in one of the issues. if you have time, write to one of the home study companies and have them send you one of their brochures of the ceus studies courses they offer that you can pass around for the class to see. most nurses get on the mailing lists of these companies once they get licensed--these companies buy their mailing lists from the state boards of nursing.