How do nurses find programs that offer free continuing education units?


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Nurses can locate free nursing continuing education classes on Nurse.com and NurseCEU.com. Both websites present several courses in areas ranging from home care to brain injury to health care legal policies. Many of these classes are available online, and the listings show the number of contact hours accompanying each course.

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Nurses can locate continuing education classes on Nurse.com by going to the website's homepage, clicking on the Education tab near the top of the page, and then clicking on the View Free CE Courses tab on the right side of the page. As of 2015, free courses available on the website include Transformational Leadership for Staff Nurses, Low Health Literacy/Discharge Education, For Nurses New to Home Care, the Health Care Reform Act and Coaching Skills for Lasting Change. Most of the courses equal one contact hour each.

Nurses can find classes on NurseCEU.com by clicking on the Courses tab at the top-right side of the page and then clicking on the FREE CEUs - Nurses link in the list. As of 2015, free courses include Aerodigestive and Respiratory Changes Post Tracheostomy: A Comprehensive Review, ATSDR Pediatric Environmental Health Online Toolkit, ATSDR Case Study in Environmental Medicine: Environmental Triggers of Asthma and Disease Management Brief: The Nature of Chronic Disease.

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