Free Nursing CEU Resources

Free nursing ceu's can be used for the required continuing education hours, or ceu's 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 offer links to some of the free continuing education hours we have found.

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 recently changed the requirements for your nursing ceu's. 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.

**NEW UPDATES** is currently offering 1 free contact hour on Pertussis. This offer expires on March 13, 2014. currently has 1 course entitled Lupus: Deciphering the Clues. This course provides 2 free contact hours and expires on January 1, 2014.

Free CEU offerings!

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

Extended!! 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, 2014.

Apria healthcare (Nourish) is offering nursing ceu's related to central lines. These contact hours are webinar based courses. Three are currently available and each are 1 contact hour.

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.

Visit CEUfast for 1 free contact hour on child abuse.

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.

Watch for any nursing magazines you receive in the mail. Several free mailings may include free ceu's!

This page was last updated on November 2, 2013.

Disclaimer: Free nursing ceu offers cannot be guaranteed by nurses neighborhood. Offers are reviewed at the time of posting but may be discontinued by the providers at any time.

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