2019 Nursing CEU Requirements
Once you decide to become a nurse, whether it’s a license practical nurse (LPN), a registered nurse (RN) or an advanced nurse practitioner (NP), you have to be prepared for a lifelong learning process. Earning your associate's, bachelor's, or advanced degree is an accomplishment but you have to be prepared to continue learning and practicing your skills so you that can pass the required certification exams. Once you become licensed by the state, you will have to maintain your license with continuing education courses.
We've talked about the importance of continuing education for nurses before but now that we're in a new year, it's a good time to refresh your memory and get prepared to meet your nursing CE requirements for 2019.
To continue working as a nurse, you must complete your CE requirements during the renewal period immediately before your license expiration date. Most commonly, your license will have to be renewed every 2 years or before your birthdate unless your state or your employer specifically requires you to complete mandated requirements yearly. The easiest way to keep track of these renewal deadlines or state requirements is to visit NursingCE.com because you will have access to your state BON’s current continuing education requirements. For example, according to the Florida Administrative Code 59A-3, in 2019 Florida nurses in the ICU that care for stroke patients and nurses in neuroscience units will have to obtain at least 8 hours of continuing education credits that is related to their specialty.
Once you review the regulatory updates to your state's BON license renewal requirements, you will be able to start taking the ANCC accredited courses on NursingCE.com. We also offer a variety of free nursing ces so you can start earning the hours you need to renew your license without wondering if you like the course material. Once you have completed all of the courses that you need and earned your completion certificates, you can move on to the next step of submitting your hours to the BON so you can renew your license. For certain states, we are able to submit your hours for you through CEBroker or PALS so feel free to reach out to us to find out if we can help with that.
It’s to your own advantage to fulfill your obligations to renew your license as soon as your BON allows it – don’t be that nurse who waits for the last minute and then has to rush to meet the deadline.