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Free Nursing Continuing Education Programs - 100+ contact hours

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NRSKarenRN has 40 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Vents, Telemetry, Home Care, Home infusion.

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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.

Free Nursing Continuing Education Programs - 100+ contact hours
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CDC

Health Literacy for Public Health Professionals

NIOSH Training for Nurses on Shift Work and Long Work Hours: Part 1 +2

Diabetes

The Institute for Johns Hopkins Nursing (1 CE each)

Volume 1, Issue 1: Strategies for Intensifying Therapy for Glycemic Control

Volume 1, Issue 2: Intensifying Therapy for Glycemic Control- PODCAST

Volume 1, Issue 3: CVD Risk Factors in Patients with T2D

Volume 1, Issue 4: CVD Risk Factors in Patients With T2D- PODCAST

Volume 1, Issue 5: Strategies and Devices for Improving Self-Monitoring

Volume 1, Issue 6: Strategies and Devices for Improving Self-Monitoring- PODCAST

Volume 1, Issue 7: Role of GLP-1 Receptor Agonists in the Treatment Continuum of Type 2 Diabetes

Volume 1, Issue 8: Role of GLP-1 Receptor Agonists in the Treatment Continuum of Type 2 Diabetes-PODCAST

Volume 1, Issue 9: Management of Overweight/Obese Patients with T2DM.

Volume 1, Issue 10: Management of Overweight/Obese Patients with T2DM.

National Diabetes Education Initiative

The road to health toolkit

New: Environmental Health

Environmental Health: An Integrative Approach

Nutrition

Abbott nutrition: has over 100 therapeutic nutrition and healthcare courses, can search for Neonatal, Pediatric, Adult, Geriatric topics. Most are 1.0 CE, few have more credits.

Selected topics include

Emerging Research on the Role of Specific Nutrients on Cognitive and Visual Development

Improving Patient Outcomes: Considerations in the New Healthcare Landscape

Your Collaborative Role in Reducing Readmissions

Emerging role of lutein across the life span: part 1 - focus on the infant (self-study program)

Emerging role of lutein across the life span: part 2 - focus throughout life

Glycemic control: strategies for managing the hospitalized patient

Nursing currents: a model for improving pressure ulcer and nutritional outcomes in the adult inpatient population

Updates on Head and Neck Cancer Patient Care: Conquering Clinical and Nutrition Obstacles

Updates on Lung Cancer Patient Care: Conquering Clinical and Nutrition Obstacles

Reproductive Health

CDC: reproductive health - each 1.2 contact hours

Self-study std module - vaginitis

Self-study std module - hsv

Self-study std module - hpv

Self-study std module - pid

Self-study std module - gonorrhea

Respiratory

TB 101 for health care workers

Vaccinations

Vaccine Update for Healthcare Providers

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.

Ahead of the Curve: The Diagnostic & Therapeutic Challenge

eNeonatal Review

eCystic Fibrosis Review

eViral Hepatitis Review

eDiabetes Review

Gannett Education free ce

Document It Right: Would Your Charting Stand Up to Scrutiny

Hydration Myths and Realities

Transitons of Care

Onocologic Breast Reconstruction Today

1 contact hour (CE) = 0.1 CEU

40 year(s) of experience in Home Care, Vents, Telemetry, Home infusion. Homecare Guru & Nursing Advocate. Loving Hubby + 2 adult sons. Needlepoint addict --watch out for needle sticks.

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NRSKarenRN has 40 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Vents, Telemetry, Home Care, Home infusion.

5 Followers; 10 Articles; 14,925 Posts; 165,533 Profile Views

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)

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MrChicagoRN has 30 years experience as a RN and specializes in Leadership, Psych, HomeCare, Amb. Care.

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Why did I never see this before?

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iggywench has 9 years experience as a ADN, RN and specializes in Pediatrics, school nursing.

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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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Not Your Nurse has 3 years experience and specializes in Emergency.

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Thank you!

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Tampa121 has 35 years experience and specializes in ICU/CCU, Home Health, Case Management.

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Thank you, Karen, this list is great. I will be taking some of these courses and pass along to my peers.

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NRSKarenRN has 40 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Vents, Telemetry, Home Care, Home infusion.

5 Followers; 10 Articles; 14,925 Posts; 165,533 Profile Views

Hi:

I've reviewed and updated free CE articles list -removed expired courses, added new ones and updated links. Please PM me for any link issues.

Note: Links updated 3/8/15. Several courses listed to expire 3/31/15 but may be updated to next yr.

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strawberryluv is a BSN, RN and specializes in LTC, Med-surg.

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Thanks for this! I will use them.

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Thank you, Karen! I have been refreshing my license every two years and then stopped doing so due the fact that I haven't been working as a nurse. Now I am thinking of renewing my Illinois license. These free CE classes are fine and good, tank you very much, but do they provide the legit certificates of completion, so I could submit mine here in Illinois after getting my required 20 hours?

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jennifer_gail has 3 years experience and specializes in Home Health, Hospice, LTC.

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Medlineuniversity.org has quite a few as well, and all are free.

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