What to Know About Continuing Education for Nurses

Continuing education (CE) is an important part of the nursing profession because it helps nurses maintain, expand, and update their knowledge, skills, and competencies. It is also necessary to meet state licensure requirements, as many states require nurses to participate in a certain number of CE hours each year to renew their licenses.

There are several different ways for nurses to complete their continuing education credits, including:

  1. Online courses and webinars
  2. Conferences and workshops
  3. In-person classes and seminars
  4. Journal articles and self-study programs
  5. College and university courses

Also, many professional organizations, such as the American Nurses Association (ANA) and the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN), provide resources and opportunities for nurses to complete continuing education requirements.

Nurses can meet continuing education (CE) requirements by taking courses and workshops offered by professional organizations, universities, and other continuing education providers. These courses can be taken in person or online, with live or go-at-your-own-pace options. Nurses can also earn continuing education credit by participating in certain work-related activities, such as presenting at conferences or publishing articles in professional journals. Also, some states accept continuing education from online providers. It’s always recommended to check with the state board of nursing for any specific requirements.

While continuing education is essential to help nurses keep up to date with the latest health care information and provide the best care to patients, it’s also an excellent opportunity to explore a particular area of interest.


One place to do this is through courses offered by the American Nurses Association. The Association has a wide variety of courses in different, easy-to-use learning formats to meet license or certification renewal needs and career advancement.

Topics covered in the courses include areas such as work environment, organizational excellence, clinical certification review, and leadership.

Some examples of the courses include An Overview of Arrhythmogenic Cardiomyopathy, The Concept of Infection Control, Moral Resilience, Cancer Immunotherapy Update, and Innovation in Health Care: The Role of Creativity, Design, and Innovation in Nursing.

As you’re looking to continue your nursing education, consider reaching out to Arbor Associates. Whether you’re looking for your first job or a new challenge in your nursing career, we can help you find just what you are looking for. Get in touch with us today!