New License and CE hours

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    I wasn't sure where to put this question, so I put it where I knew the most people would be able to have an input so if I am in the spot, I apologize.


    I live in Pennsylvania and I recently got my license in August 2012. It expires in Oct 2013 so not a full two years, am I still responsible for the full 30 CE hours? I'm not really sure how to submit and and so on. My school wasn't very clear about it.

    If any nurses from PA have an input, I'd greatly appreciate it.

    - Britt

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    Get Medscape on your phone. I do little CEU units when I have time, and over the course of a year or so they will really add up. Also, many classes you take will offer CEU's. For example, TNCC or ENPC are 15 CEU's each. Not sure if ACLS offers ceu's.



    Quote from justchill
    I wasn't sure where to put this question, so I put it where I knew the most people would be able to have an input so if I am in the spot, I apologize.


    I live in Pennsylvania and I recently got my license in August 2012. It expires in Oct 2013 so not a full two years, am I still responsible for the full 30 CE hours? I'm not really sure how to submit and and so on. My school wasn't very clear about it.

    If any nurses from PA have an input, I'd greatly appreciate it.

    - Britt
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    NO. Thankfully the lady at orientation to my job explained this to us. First licence renewal is the end oct or april that is closest to 1 year out without being less then a year. I was licenced nov so april 2014 I renew. That renewal requires no ceu s. After that renewal is 2 years....and in that 2 years you need 30. So for me april 2016.

    AND one thing that stinks is it is only ceu from may1 2014-april 30 2016 (for me) that count. Just starting new job so many trainings and certifications woud give you ceu and they dont count now. I think they f igure you are fresh out of school and have to learn so much first year there is no chance for stagnation. Afterwards is when the have to force you to work at staying up to date on things
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    So until Nov 1 2013 your ceu s do not matter. After nov 1 keep a folder with proof of your ceus in case you get audited....aparently it does happen. Like nov 1 13- oct 31 15.....need 30. I think when you renew you just say you have them and if they audit you you better have proof.

    Acls does give ceu ONLY for initial certification not renewal....forget how many...got them....but dont matter for me

    But they are easy to get. I probably already have 15-20 with the trainings ive done starting my job and taking acls prior to landing a job. Many online training are available. Make a Medscape account if you dont already. I know many of the nurses that work nights if the night is slow and pts are actually sleeping will spend some of the dead time of night on medscspe working on ceu. One thing medscape is good for. Many times in services are offered that you go and listen to and get a couple.
    Last edit by PghRN30 on Feb 8, '13


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