Nursing Continuing Education Courses: Safety Keeper Career Training Institute is an approved Florida CE Broker CEUs provider. Upon completion, courses are submitted to CE Broker normally within 24 hours.
The purpose of nursing continuing education is to update nursing skills. Generally Continuing Education or CEU's are courses or related classes given to allied health providers, such as HHAs, CNA's, LPN's, RN’s and care givers in order to review, maintain, and/or advance medical knowledge and nursing skills necessary for providing professional services in a Health Care System.
BENEFITS: Nursing continuing education has benefits in addition to allowing nurses to renew licenses and certifications. Continuing education gives nurses a chance to take a refresher course in a specific area and learn new specialties and technologies. It also allows nurses to pursue additional degrees which can lead to pay raises and job promotions.
Every 2 years, in-service hours shall include: BloodBorne Pathogens, Infection Control; Domestic Violence; Documentation & Legal Aspects for CNAs; Resident Rights;Communication with impaired clients; CPR skills; and Medical Error Prevention/Safety. Specific agencies may have in-service requirements in addition to these.
How many contact hours do I have to have on file and how many more do I have to earn to renew my license? The Board no longer maintains computer records of the individual nurses’ contact hours. It is the responsibility of each nurse to retain all copies of their Certificates of Attendance for a period of at least four years. You do have the option of enrolling in CE Broker.
Nursing Frequently Asked Questions
How many contact hours do I need to renew my license? I endorsed in from another state. Most initial licenses are not valid for the full 2 years. One (1) contact hour is required for each month of the licensure cycle, including two (2) hours on Prevention of Medical Errors. BloodBorne Pathogens is now a one-time, 1-hour CE requirement to be completed prior to the first renewal. Domestic Violence (DV) CE is now a 2-hour requirement every third renewal. For example, if you renew your license on July 31, 2008 and completed DV during the 2006-2008 licensure cycle, you are required to complete the Domestic Violence CE before the July 31, 2014 renewal.
How many contact hours do I need for a full biennium?
All Florida-licensed RN's and LPNs, ARNPs and CNSs are now in a 24-month renewal cycle and must complete 24 hours of appropriate continuing education during each renewal period. The 24 hours must include two (2) hours on Prevention of Medical Errors. BloodBorne Pathogens is now a one-time, 1-hour CE requirement to be completed prior to the first renewal. Domestic Violence (DV) CE is now a 2-hour requirement every third renewal. Since Domestic Violence (DV) is a 2-hour requirement, the licensee will have 26 hours of CE during the renewal period when DV is taken.
NOTICED! Specific agencies may have in-service requirements in addition to above ones
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