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
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.
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.
Apria healthcare (Nourish) is offering nursing ceu's related to central lines and tube feedings. These contact hours are webinar based courses.
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.
Nurse.com offers a variety of free courses. Visit their site for the most recent offers.
This page was last updated on September 10, 2014.