Continuing Education for Nurses
Intiva Health offers hundreds of free CEU courses approved by ANCC and accredited by ACCME & AANP. Many of these free courses are also AMA PRA Category 1™. On top of that, Intiva Health partners with the American Heart Association, National Osteoporosis Foundation, Perinatal Resources, and other clinical thought leaders to offer board preparation, state-required courses, and MOCs—80% of which are free.
Why do nurses need CEU?
Your education doesn’t end when you graduate nursing school. It continues throughout your career, in the form of yearly CEU courses. If you’re like many, you’ve probably wondered: Why are these courses required?
Here are three reasons why nurses need to complete CEU courses.
1. The law requires it
Each state has different continuing education requirements. You can find your state’s CEU requirements here.
Failure to complete continuing education requirements may result in the inability to renew your medical license. You may even be charged fines and penalties or not be allowed to pursue a Maintenance of Certification (MOC) with your American Board of Medical Specialty (ABMS).
Some facilities may also have their own CEU requirements, so be sure to check.
2. You’ll be better at your job
Nursing CEU courses can improve your knowledge of best practices in the healthcare industry.
By staying up-to-date on your medical knowledge, you’ll become a better employee at the hospital or facility you work at. This will naturally result in becoming a better nurse to your patients, which has the potential to help people or even save a life.
There really are no downsides.
3. Your job prospects will increase
Increasing your knowledge by taking CEU courses will make you a stronger job candidate.
As stated before, certain facilities have specific CEU requirements. By taking these courses, you increase your odds of getting hired there. You can also land a better, higher-paying job the more education you obtain and even be able to negotiate higher salaries in your current role.
The more you know, the more your experience is worth. Use that to your advantage.
These are just a few of the many reasons nurses need CEU courses. To learn firsthand all the ways you’ll benefit, browse our catalog of paid and free CEU courses to get started.