Nursing CE

CE Resources for Nurses
  • ANA Continuing Professional Development features personalized, ANCC accredited online certificates instantly upon completion DEEPLY DISCOUNTED OR FREE CE For ANA Members.
  • CE Connection from Nursing Center. You can search CE collection, browse CEs by Specialty Certification, by clinical topics, and more published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
  • Continuing Nursing Education (CNE): Sources for Continuing Nursing Education is a research guide to CNE from the University of Washington; HealthLinks sources provide information on CNE through databases and Online Sources of CNE provides a list of websites offering online CNE.
  • e-leaRN from the New York State Nurses Association includes national approval and many other state's mandatory CE courses.
  • Klimes Institute offers online continuing education for nurses, counselors, nurse administrators, etc. The emphasis is on short courses that promote ethics and population health promotion/disease prevention.
  • Medscape CME  is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education, the ANCC to provide continuing nursing education, and the ACPE to provide continuing pharmacy education. Free registration is required.
  • National Center of Continuing Education provides CE courses for nurses and allied health care professionals.
  • is a directory of online Continuing Education (CE) courses for RNs, LVNs, LPNs, Nurse Practitioners, critical care nurses, EMTs, paramedics, and other individuals working to provide health care. Always check the provider's website for accreditation, terms, and conditions of service.
  • Oncology Nursing Society offers a range of in-depth, self-paced courses for nurses at all levels and practice settings. Members can earn FREE CEs by participating in on-demand activities.
  • Meniscus Educational Institute contains CE programs for nurses, pharmacists, and physicians. A wide variety of programs (online, electronic, and print) are available at no charge to participants, thanks to unrestricted educational grants from various sources.
There are other ways to get CEU without attending conferences
  • CINAHL: Search the database on topics of interest, use one of the Specific Interest categories, and then limit your search result to CEU.
  • Journal Web sites: Many journal Web sites offer CE articles for free and charge is only for taking the test. Here is a list of journals that offer free CE articles.
  • Licensed library resources often include CEU for nurses - check with your librarian or library website.
  • Employers, especially hospitals, may offer onsite workshops with CEU credits
  • Grand rounds often offer continuing education credit - CME for medical, and CEU for nursing grand rounds