Updated January 2023
Wild Iris Medical Education offers free nursing CEUs approved by the ANCC and more than 80 online continuing education courses for other healthcare professionals. The California-based company is celebrating its 25th year in business. All continuing nursing education (CNE) courses offered by Wild Iris Medical Education, including its free online nursing CEU courses, are accepted by all nursing boards nationwide, including Ohio, Massachusetts, Texas, and more U.S. states.
Frequently Asked Questions about How to Get Free Nursing CEU
1. What is free nursing CEU?
Nursing CEU, nursing CE, nursing CNE, and nursing continuing education all mean the same thing. Most states require all nursing professionals (RN, LPN, LVN, APRN) to complete a certain amount of continuing education during the license renewal cycle in order to be eligible to renew their nursing license with their state’s board of nursing. Some states have also mandated that licensed professionals complete courses on specific topics.
Each nursing CEU course is awarded a specific number of contact hours. Wild Iris Medical Education offers over 80 different courses, including two free ones.
2. Who can earn free nursing CEUs?
Wild Iris Medical Education offers two free nursing CEU courses. Simply read the course, pass the test, register, and get your certificate of completion online. It’s simple, fast, easy!
3. Why do nurses need CEUs?
Most states require that nurses (RN, LPN, APRN) take a certain number of continuing education courses during their license renewal cycle. CEUs should be evidence-based and provide the nurses with the latest medical information on a variety of topics (e.g., pain management, wound care, cultural competency) to provide best patient care and ensure best outcomes.
4. What does “ANCC” stand for?
ANCC is the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Wild Iris Medical Education has been approved as a provider for continuing nursing education. As an ANCC approved provider, Wild Iris’s nursing CEU courses are all accepted by all U.S. boards of nursing.
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If you hold a nursing license in Florida, Georgia, New Mexico, South Carolina, West Virginia, or Washington, DC, this free course, and all other nursing CEU courses, will be automatically reported to CE Broker within 24 hours.
Whether you are new to Wild Iris Medical Education or have been a loyal customer, take advantage of these special free nursing CEU offers.
Ann Johnson, Wild Iris’s President and Founder, says: “Being the pioneer in online nursing CEU, Wild Iris is proud to have continually provided evidence-based and high-quality courses for nursing, including free CEUs for nurses.”
Nursing CEU bundles are available as well for customers who wish to prepay for a set of courses at a discounted price. Course bundles make it even easier for busy nursing and other healthcare professionals to meet their licensing and continuing education requirements.
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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