Earning Free Nursing CEU’s

Earning free nursing CEU’s, or Continuing Education credits is something that RNs, LPNs, LVNs,¬† critical care nurses, nurse practitioners, EMTs, paramedics, and other health care providers should be interested in. As a nurse, furthering your education is important to maintaining your licensing, staying up-to-date on procedures, protocols, and equipment, and furthering your career.

While each state has different requirements for how many hours of continuing education (CE’s or CEU’s) you must complete, all nurses have to participate in continuing nursing education classes in order to keep their licenses up to date by.

If you belong to an LNC organization, you can receive the CEUs from your national organization. If you are certified as LNC, you can receive the CE at a very reduced fee - some free as well. You can also attend either LNC convention (AALNC or NACLNC) to receive CEUs that way.

Medscape (http://www.medscape.com) that offers free nursing CEU’s on a huge range of specialties such as cardiac care, infectious disease, critical care, and dozens of others.

Many of these courses, particularly the free online courses  incorporate highly interactive seminars and assessment sessions. At the end of any course, the end user can take an assessment test and get his performance evaluated instantly. All these can be done at any time that is convenient to the end user.

As a nurse, meeting your licensing requirements is paramount, and earning free nursing CEU’s is one way for you to keep yourself informed and updated about important topics in nursing¬† at your convenience, while insuring your requirements and obligations are met.

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