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Free Nursing CEU Resources

These free nursing CEU's can be used for the required continuing education hours that are required to remain current in your nursing knowledge and maintain your nursing license. Free hours are available from a variety of sources.

These CEU hours are needed to maintain your nursing license, and the number needed will depend on the state you are licensed in. If you are unsure on the requirements for your state you may find the website for your state board here. As the requirements do vary by state, please check that the hours offered are from a source approved by your state board.

In most cases it is not difficult to find the required hours that are needed.  We are providing this list of free nursing CEU courses to assist you in obtaining the credits you need or to further your professional knowledge base.

Certain college classes can also count toward your required hours. According to the Texas Board of Nurse Examiners one academic credit hour is equal to 15 contact hours. Nursing classes toward a higher degree qualify but prerequisites such as biology and math do not. Prior to counting your nursing classes toward your contact hours please confirm with your state board as this will vary by state. This information can be found on the boards website.

The Texas Board of Nurses changed the requirements for your nursing ceu's a few years ago. The board now requires that your nursing ceu's are more focused towards your area of practice. Nurses-neighborhood will review other boards for similar trends. Please check with your state board of nursing for any changes in requirements.

Send us an email if you have any CEU resources or topics you would like to see added.

Update 1/2/15

New CEU site- Free CME. I came across this site while working on my own CEU's today. They provide several free courses for nurses.  I have not looked at it too much yet but wanted to share.  Leave us a comment if you have a chance to check it out.

New ** Hot Topics:

2 contact hours on Ebola from CEUfast. has a 3 contact hour course Ebola: What Nurses Must Know or a 1 hour course Ebola Virus Disease: Preparation and Prevention. (note: the information for this shorter course is included in the 3 hour course) is currently offering 1 free contact hour on MDRO's (Mulitdrug-Resistant Organisms). This free offer is good through March 31, 2015. 

Free CEU offerings! 

Watch for any nursing magazines or flyers you receive in the mail.

Several free mailings may include free CEU's! 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
offers a variety of free nursing ceus.

The United States Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Minority Health offers free nursing continuing education hours through a Cultural competency course. This online course provides 9.0 free contact hours and expires June 30, 2015.

Nourish (an Apria company) offers some free webinar based courses.  There are only 2 webinars left for 2014.  Clinical monitoring for patients receiving TPN is on 11/19/14 and Refeeding syndrome: The silent killer is on 12/17/14.  Both days offer webinars at 12 and 4 PM EST. Register on their site.

The Back to Sleep campaign by the National Institute of Child Health and Development is offering 1.1 nursing credit hours free on Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.

The Texas Health Steps program offers several courses in relation to children.

RNCeus is offering 3 free contact hours on bladder management after a spinal cord injury.

The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America offers 7 free ceu's on Asthma Management and Education. offers a variety of free courses. Visit their site for the most recent offers. currently has 2 free ceu courses valid until April 30, 2015:

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This page was last updated on January 2, 2015. 

Disclaimer: This page is for informational purposes only.   Free nursing ceu offers cannot be guaranteed by nurses neighborhood. Offers  may be discontinued by the providers at any time.  Please verify offers for current price prior to purchase.


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