Wild Iris Medical Education celebrates its 25th Anniversary!

Wild Iris Medical Education: Celebrating 25 Years of Quality Continuing Education

by Anja Grimes

Wild Iris Medical Education, a leading provider of continuing education for nurses and other healthcare professionals, is celebrating 25 years in business this year. Since its inception in 1998, the company has been dedicated to providing high-quality, evidence-based online education to healthcare professionals.

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Cofounded by Ann Johnson, a registered nurse, Wild Iris Medical Education began as a small venture with a big mission: to provide nurses with the continuing education they needed to stay current in their practice and provide the best possible care to their patients. Over the years, the company has grown and evolved, expanding its offerings to include a wide range of courses and programs designed to meet the needs of healthcare professionals in a variety of fields, including nursing CEUs, PACE pre-approved case management CE, occupational therapy CEU, state-mandated courses, and more. 

Innovation and Adaptation

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Today, Wild Iris Medical Education is recognized as an ANCC-accredited leader in the nursing CEU industry, with a reputation for excellence and innovation. The company offers more than 100 online courses, covering a wide range of topics, from state-mandated courses and patient safety to pharmacology and mental health. All courses are developed by experienced healthcare professionals and designed to be engaging, informative, and easy to navigate.

Janis MacDonald, Chief Executive Officer

CEO Janis MacDonald:

”As a nurse or healthcare provider, you know how important it is to stay up to date on nursing CEUs, continuing education, and training. That’s why we’re thrilled to share the news that Wild Iris Medical Education is celebrating our 25th year in business!”

One of the key strengths of Wild Iris Medical Education is its commitment to staying current with the latest developments in healthcare. The company’s team of subject matter experts follows trends and emerging issues to develop new courses and update existing courses to reflect the latest information and best practices. This ensures that healthcare professionals who take Wild Iris Medical Education courses are always learning the most up-to-date information and techniques—and are able to provide the highest quality care to their patients.

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Another important aspect of Wild Iris Medical Education’s success is its commitment to customer service. The company’s team of customer support representatives are always available to answer questions, provide assistance, and ensure that customers have the best possible experience when taking Wild Iris courses. This dedication to customer satisfaction has helped the company build a loyal customer base, with many healthcare professionals returning to Wild Iris year after year to fulfill their continuing education requirements.

Future of Wild Iris Medical Education

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As Wild Iris Medical Education celebrates its 25th year in business, it is clear that the company has made a significant impact on the healthcare industry. By providing high-quality, evidence-based education to healthcare professionals across the country, Wild Iris has helped to improve patient outcomes and elevate the standards of care in a variety of settings. Looking ahead to the next 25 years, it is clear that Wild Iris Medical Education will continue to play an important role in shaping the future of nursing and healthcare continuing education and training, and will remain a trusted partner for healthcare professionals across the country.

Top 10 Frequently Asked Questions about Nursing Continuing Education (CEU)

  1. What are nursing CEUs? 
    Nursing CEUs (Continuing Education Units) are units of credit used to measure the amount of continuing education a nurse has completed: 1 CEU = 10 contact hours, 60 minutes = 1 contact hour.

  2. Why are nursing CEUs important?
    Nursing CEU courses are important because they help nurses maintain their licensure and keep up to date with the latest developments in their field. In some states, continuing education is required for license renewal. 

  3. How many nursing CEUs do I need?
    The number of nursing continuing education required varies by state and licensing board. It is important to check with your state board of nursing to determine the specific requirements for your license.

  4. What types of activities count as nursing CEUs?
    Activities that count as nursing CEUs include attending conferences, completing online courses with Wild Iris Medical Education, participating in webinars, and completing self-study programs.

  5. How do I find nursing CEU courses?
    There are many sources for nursing CEU courses, including professional organizations, online continuing education providers, and colleges and universities. Wild Iris Medical Education offers some free nursing CEUs.

  6. How much do nursing CEU courses cost?
    The cost of nursing CEU courses varies depending on the provider and the type of course. Wild Iris Medical Education offers some free nursing CEUs.

  7. How do I track my nursing CEUs?
    It is important to keep track of the nursing CEUs you have completed in order to ensure you meet your licensing requirements. Many nursing organizations offer tracking tools to help you keep track of your CEUs. Wild Iris Medical Education reports to CE Broker for various states.

  8. How often do I need to complete nursing CEUs?
    The frequency of nursing CEU requirements varies by state and licensing board. Some states require CEUs to be completed every year, while others require them every two years or longer.

  9. What happens if I don’t complete my nursing CEUs?
    Failing to complete your nursing CEUs can result in your license being placed on inactive status or being revoked altogether. It is important to stay up to date with your CEUs to maintain your licensure.

  10. Can I complete nursing CEUs online?
    Yes, you can complete your nursing CEUs online through Wild Iris Medical Education. Online CE allows nurses to complete their continuing education requirements on their own schedule and at their own pace. Wild Iris offers more than 80 ANCC-accredited courses, all accepted by nursing boards nationwide.

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About Wild Iris Medical Education:

Wild Iris Medical Education, Inc., is a privately held, woman-owned company providing online healthcare continuing education. In 1998, we began offering online ANCC-accredited nursing continuing education courses and since then have expanded to provide CEUs for occupational therapists, physical therapists, paramedics, EMTs, and other healthcare professionals.

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