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Continuing Nursing Education (CNE)

Sources for continuing nursing education

Online Sources of CNE

Below are listed websites offering on-line CNE. Every CNE provider has its own procedure for issuing CNE credits, please enquire with the course organizer if you have specific questions.

Sites offering free or low cost online CNE. Most sites are commercial and require personal registration:

  • HEAL-WA - CNE and CME offered online through Dynamed and Nursing Reference Center for members. Credits available: AMA, AAFP, accredited by the ANCC. 
  • MedPage Today - CNE and CME offered online for breaking medical news. Credits available: various, accredited by the ACCME. 
  • MedScape CME Today - CNE and CME  offered online on a variety of topics in multiple formats. Credits available: various, accredited by the ACCME/ANCC.
  • Nurse.com - A large variety of online CNE topics offered in multiple formats by Gannett Education. Both free and fee-based offerings available. Credits available: accredited by the ANCC.
  • PRIME - CNE and CME offered online from a variety of sources in a variety of topics in multiple formats. Also show a listing of live offerings. Credits available: various, AMA, accredited by the ACCME/ANCC.

Sites offering fee based programs for online CNE:

  • Contemporary Forums - CNE offered online with an associated fee. Also show a listing of live offerings. Credits available: accredited by ANCC and ACCME. 
  • Lippincott’s Nursing Center.com - CNE offered online from a variety of journal sources on a variety of topics in multiple formats. Courses have an associated fee. Credits available: accredited by the ANCC. 
  • Nursing CEU.com (Wild Iris Medical Education, Inc.) - Online courses with listings by subject and by title. Price and contact hours listed with each course. Credits available: accredited by ANCC.
  • PESI HealthCareCNE offered online, on CD and in-person on a variety of topics. Credits available: accredited by the ANCC. 

Sites offering journal and newsletter articles for online CNE:

  • Lippincott’s Nursing Center.com - CNE offered from "articles from over 50 trusted nursing journals, including AJN and Nursing2010." Credits may have an associated fee. Credits available: accredited by ANCC. 
  • Nurse Advise-ERR - CNE offered semi-annually "... covering the previous six issues of the Nurse Advise-ERR newsletter. To obtain the credit, nurses must read the prior issues and answer questions posted on our website."   

   

For more information about ANCC accreditation: American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Accreditation. Every CNE provider has its own procedure for issuing CNE credits, please enquire with the course organizer if you have specific questions. Please be aware that websites and links are subject to change without notice; feel free to let us know about broken links.

Online Sources of Specialty CNE

Sites offering CNE for Oncology 

  • Institute for Medical Education & Research - Online CNE for oncology nurses listed by topic. Fee information available following registration. Scroll down the listing of on-demand programs to get to CNE. Credits available: accredited by IMER and ANCC.

  • Oncology Nursing Society - Online courses and listings of in-person conferences offering CNE for oncology nurses. Credits available: accredited by ANCC.

UW Nurse Recommended

Thank you to UW nurses who have recommended the following sites for Continuing Nursing Education: 

  • Oncology Nursing Society - Online courses and listings of in-person conferences offering CNE for oncology nurses. Credits available: accredited by ANCC.

  • Nurse.com - A large variety of online CNE topics offered in multiple formats by Gannett Education. Both free and fee-based offerings available. Credits available: accredited by the ANCC.

  • Nursing CEU.com - Online courses with listings by subject and by title. Price and contact hours listed with each course. Credits available: accredited by ANCC.

  • PESI HealthCare - CNE offered online, on CD and in-person on a variety of topics. Credits available: accredited by the ANCC.
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