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    i totally didn’t pay attn in class when they discussed these but i know it’ll be necessary to renew my license next year… therefore, i was wondering where to get them & what’s the most affordable?

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    In Illinois, you need 20 CEU’s to renew.


    how many needed in the state of california?


    This is why God made google:

    CE Renewal Requirements – How many hours of continuing education (CE) must I have to renew my license?

    Licensees must complete 30 contact hours of Continuing Education every two years in order to renew their license with an active status.

    The 30 hour CE requirement does not apply to the first license renewal following the initial issuance of a license. However, if the license has been delinquent for more than one complete renewal cycle (i.e., more than 24 months) then CE is required.

    Licensees are required by law to retain the original copies of their CE Certificates for a period of 4 years and if audited, they must furnish the Board copies of all relevant documents.

    The following courses are acceptable for continuing education:

    Courses which are prerequisite to or part of a registered nursing program. Such courses include but are not limited to the following:

    Anatomy & Physiology
    Art Therapy
    Basic Interviewing Skills & Patient Education
    Basic Mathematics, including algebra, geometry & statistics
    Cultural Anthropology
    English – analysis and composition
    Foreign Languages
    Government/Legislative Process/Health Care Policy
    Health Care Administration
    Health Care Marketing
    Human Genetics
    Human Sexuality
    Medical Terminology
    Music Therapy
    Normal Growth & Development
    Nursing Sciences, including psychiatric nursing
    Physical Education
    Religious Studies
    Speech – public speaking
    Supervision & Leadership

    Continuing education courses approved by nursing licensing agencies of this or of other states, or nursing organizations of this or other states, or courses considered comparable by the Board (related to the scope of practice of the licensee.) Such courses include but are not limited to the following:

    Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) & Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)
    Behavior Management
    Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (One Time Only)
    Chemical Dependency/Substance Abuse
    Course work for a Teaching Credential
    Crisis Intervention
    Death & Dying
    Eating Disorders
    Infection Control
    Mental Disorders
    Management of Assaultive Behavior (MAB)
    Sexual Addiction
    Sign Language
    Therapeutic Massage

    The following courses are NOT acceptable for continuing education:

    Advanced Mathematics – Includes: Calculus & Trigonometry
    English – Literature

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