The Importance of Continuing Education for Nurses
Continuing education is crucial to the nursing profession for not only your safety but the safety of your patients. It is your duty to take part in continuing education units so that you can remain aware and keep up to date with medical advancements and new research.
Here at Conexus Medstaff, we advocate for the professional development of nurses, that's why every Conexus nurse will have free access to unlimited accredited continuing education courses with our partner, MyFreeCE. For every CEU you complete you will be issued with a certificate.
Throughout your career as a registered nurse in the U.S, it is vital that you take part in continuing education for a number of reasons:
1. Maintain your state nurse licensure.
You will be expected to complete a certain number of hours of continuing education annually in order to keep your state nurse licensure active.
Continuing education units are a requirement of nursing registration and re-registration in the U.S. Each state has different requirements. See here for the CEU requirements by state to understand your responsibilities under the state where you are licensed to practice.
2. Develop professionally.
Continuing education allows you to grow as a registered nurse and learn new skills. Over time you will be able to use the skills you have learned to become a leader in your area and a reliable source for your colleagues and patients.
3. Improve the safety of yourself & your patients.
Whether it’s dealing with violence in the workplace or hand hygiene. Continuing education allows you to become aware of policies and procedures that keep you and your patients safe.
4. Stay up to date.
The nursing profession is continually evolving, continuing education allows you to stay up to date on patient care, healthcare trends, medical advances, and treatments.
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