Continuing Education (CE) Courses

CE Courses Designed for Nurses

Our nursing CE courses offer a wide range of subjects to help nurses fulfill their continuing education requirements, sharpen skills and advance their careers. Our convenient and affordable e-learning courses provided unlimited 24-hour access with credit ranges between one to six contact hours.

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Course topics feature content on managing patient outcomes, standards of practice, compassionate care and strengthening relationships with colleagues. Each CE course costs between $15 and $30. NCSBN Members, Associate Members and Exam User Members can access the courses free of charge.

Assessment of Critical Thinking

How do I get my nursing students to think critically? Learn to design course plans and formulate test questions that evaluate higher level thinking. 

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Course Dates: Self-paced
Cost: $90 | Free for Members
CEs: 15.6

Assessment of Critical Thinking

How do I get my nursing students to think critically? Learn to design course plans and formulate test questions that evaluate higher level thinking. 

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Course Dates: Self-paced
Cost: $90 | Free for Members
CEs: 15.6

COVID-19 Series

The COVID-19 series offers online short courses for students, new nurses, nurses returning to practice and nurses currently in the field who are looking for nursing-specific information regarding the coronavirus pandemic around the world.

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Course Dates: Self-paced
Cost: Free
CEs: 0-1

Disciplinary Actions: What every Nurse Should Know

Protect your nursing license by learning how to minimize the risk of disciplinary action. 

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Course Dates: Self-paced
Cost: $30 | Free for Members
CEs: 4.8

Documentation: A Critical Aspect of Client Care

Learn how to clearly and accurately document nursing care.

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Course Dates: Self-paced
Cost: $30
CEs: 5.4

End-of-Life Care & Pain Management

Improve pain management and provide compassionate end-of-life care.

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Course Dates: Self-paced
Cost: $30
CEs: 3

Ethics of Nursing Practice

Balance your values with your patient’s rights and need for self-determination.

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Course Dates: Self-paced
Cost: $30 | Free for Members
CEs: 4.8

Medication Errors: Causes & Prevention

Understand the causes of medication administration errors so you can detect and prevent them from happening.

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Course Dates: Self-paced
Cost: $30 | Free for Members
CEs: 4

Nurse Manager Guidelines for Substance Use Disorder

Learn management skills to proactively prevent, detect and intervene when you suspect a nurse is suffering from substance use disorder.

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Course Dates: Self-paced
Cost: Free
CEs: 3

Nurse Practice Act Courses

Learn about the state laws that govern nursing licensure and practice so as to ensure the safety, health and welfare of the public.

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Course Dates: Self-paced
Cost: $15
CEs: 2-2.1

Patient Privacy

Know how to protect your patient’s privacy rights and share information appropriately with health care providers.

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Course Dates: Self-paced
Cost: $30
CEs: 5.4

Professional Accountability & Legal Liability

Explore the legal liability of your decisions as a nurse.

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Course Dates: Self-paced
Cost: $30
CEs: 4.6

Professional Boundaries in Nursing

Set appropriate boundaries to protect you and your client from “crossing the line.”

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Course Dates: Self-paced
Cost: $30
CEs: 3

Righting a Wrong

Understand how to move past mistakes, sorrow and shame and become the nurse that you and your profession expect you to be.

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Course Dates: Self-paced
Cost: $30
CEs: 3

Sharpening Critical Thinking Skills

Think on your feet in today’s highly complex health care environment.

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Course Dates: Self-paced
Cost: $30
CEs: 3.6

Test Development & Item Writing

How do the NCLEX developers write items? Add a new skill set for equipping students now, or to become a NCLEX item writer in the future.

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Course Dates: Self-paced
Cost: $90
CEs: 17.5

Transition to Practice Courses

A comprehensive five-course series for new graduate nurses. Each of the courses encourages reflection and enhances critical thinking skills. The TTP series also includes a course for preceptors that integrates with the five core courses.

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Course Dates: Self-paced
Cost: $30-$150
CEs: 2-4

Understanding Substance Use Disorder in Nursing

Learn why nurses are at risk, examine warning signs and explore options for treatment and recovery.

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Course Dates: Self-paced
Cost: Free
CEs: 4

Understanding the NCLEX - A Guide for Nursing Educators

How can I help my students to pass the NCLEX? Engage the history, format, testing method and process of the NCLEX examination in order to empower students for this pinnacle event.

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Course Dates: Self-paced
Cost: $30 | Free for Members
CEs: 3