Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
May 18, 2022
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Continuing education units (CEUs) help nurses stay up-to-date on the latest medical practices, techniques, and discussions. It may be helpful to think of them as a post-graduation report card, where the goal is to provide a comprehensive record of the educational accomplishments. These training opportunities provide education beyond what was required to obtain the original license, certification, or degree.
The Online Continuing Education for Healthcare Professionals maintains the AAACEUs site that details each state’s requirements.
Several organizations have listings that provide nurses easy access to a variety of free CEU courses that cover a broad range of topics:
Nurse.com– offers free continuing education for nurses across a wide variety of clinical and professional development topics, designed to help nurses meet state CEU contact hour requirements
NurseCEU.com– offers an online nursing CEU directory for continuing education needs
Intiva Health – offers hundreds of premium (cost associated) and free nursing CEUs on any device, accessed simply by state, accreditation, and specialty
https://www.freecme.com – browse hundreds of free and accredited CME/CE activities across more than 30 specialties