Some free continuing education courses for nurses include The Healthcare Reform Act, Coaching Skills for Lasting Change and Transforming Practice: Taking the Leap to APRN. All of these are available on Nurse.com and are free courtesy of OnCourse Learning in collaboration with universities and other educational insitutions.
In The Healthcare Reform Act, which is a collaborative offering with Capella University, nurses learn more about health care reform so that they become informed participants of its implementation. The goal of the education program is to help nurses understand the basic elements of the law, what the law means for nursing and the nursing opportunities related to the law.
In collaboration with the Beverage Institute for Health & Wellness, Coaching Skills for Lasting Change is a webinar designed to help nurses reduce their patients' stress while increasing their motivation and compliance to implement healthier behaviors. The webinar teaches leading coaching skills, tools and strategies to help nurses meaningfully connect with patients.
Transforming Practice: Taking the Leap to APRN is a webinar offered in collaboration with Herzing University. Its goal is to help nurses understand the benefits of advanced nursing degrees and how to create personal courses of action to consider and move forward. The webinar also teaches nurses the differences between online and traditional educational programs.