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Nursing Reference Resources

Continuing Education Websites

CE Medicus
This database from Merck includes over 6000 free online CME and CE courses for healthcare professionals. Search for courses by profession and keyword, or browse the selections. Free site registration required.

Find that CE: The CE Search Engine for Healthcare Professionals
Use Advanced Search to find courses by limiting to nursing programs, then limit by specialty/area of interest, live or online, and free or for-fee courses.

FREE sites:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

Free activities from the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) are offered for CNE, CEU, and CME-AMA credit. Topic coverage includes case studies in environmental medicine, newborn screening for cystic fibrosis, and diagnosis and management of foodborne illnesses.

Infection Control Resource
Each issue of this quarterly newsletter contains one free CE activity based on an article in the newsletter. Follow the links to online issues and then scroll down to download the issue in PDF format. A CE logo will direct you to information about the issue’s free CE activity.

Lippincott's Nursing Center -
Believe it or not - They have enhanced and expanded AJN ONLINE

Medscape Nurses CE Center
Continuing education activities for nurses include live and free online courses that are continuously updated. Scroll down or click on the Professional Education and CME Circle links to review CE offerings. Site requires free registration.

The Meniscus Educational Institute
CE offerings accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center include online, live, print, electronic, and audio activities.  Topics are focused on infectious disease, neurology, pulmonology, oncology, and women's health.

Professional Education Offerings from the Kentucky Regional Poison Center
Continuing education courses for nurses, pharmacists, and physicians are offered free online, covering such topics as green tobacco sickness, snake envenomation, and organophosphate toxicity. Free registration required to receive credit.

PsoriasisTX: CME/CE Programs
This portal offers free access to accredited CE programs for dermatology nurses. Educational activities are updated regularly and provide online certification via symposia, Biologic Bulletin newsletters, slide presentations, monographs, and case studies. Registration required to obtain CME/CE credit.

FOR-FEE Sites: Continuing Education
Over 60 hours of CE credit for oncology nurses can be searched by subject/topic, disease, and reading level. Costs are usually $10.00 per credit hour.  Free sponsored courses are also offered.
A membership-based web site offering CE contact hours for license or credential renewal. The annual $29.95 fee includes access to over 150 courses approved by the American Nurses Credentialing Center , testing, re-testing (if necessary), completion certificates, and all course materials.

National Center of Continuing Education, Inc.
Over 65 courses for Nurses and Allied Health Care Professionals are offered online and by mail.  Click on the Courses tab to view course descriptions and to place orders.  Topics include HIV/AIDS, domestic violence, nursing leadership, and pediatric trauma.

Nurses Learning Network
More than 175 online courses cover a wide variety of topics and specialties ranging from bioterrorism to critical care to management to substance abuse. Three or four new courses are added each month.

Nursing Center : CE Connection
This site offers continuing education for nurses via online activities from journals and multimedia courses. CE offerings are browseable by clinical topics, specialty certification, and journal.  (The former CE site from Springhouse Corporation has been merged with this site.

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