Free CE Courses for Nurses

Our high-quality, evidence-based nursing CE courses will help you increase your industry expertise and maintain your professional license.

Proud to offer free CE courses for nurses

Western Schools is pleased to offer nurses the opportunity to earn Free CE and experience the high quality of our ANNC accredited and peer-reviewed courses.

Pain and Addiction: Biology, Psychology, and Management

Pain and Addiction: Biology, Psychology, and Management - N1807 (2 contact hours)

The current crisis with opioid addiction has made it imperative that all healthcare providers have the knowledge and expertise to monitor patients for signs and symptoms of addiction, and be able deal effectively with addiction. This course provides nurses with a clear understanding of the mechanisms behind pain and addiction and how, without careful monitoring and timely intervention, pain treatment can lead to addiction. After completing this course, nurses will recognize the factors that intertwine pain management with addiction and be able to apply this knowledge to their relevant practice settings.

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Pediatric Immunizations, 2nd Edition

Pediatric Immunizations, 2nd Edition - N1793 (2 contact hours)

]Nurses at all levels of practice require a working knowledge of pediatric immunizations. Registered nurses and advanced practice registered nurses employed in a variety of clinical settings, such as home health, general and specialized clinics, pediatrics, adolescent clinics, school health clinics, family practice programs, public health, and emergency departments, have frequent opportunities to both educate parents and immunize children and adolescents. This course provides information essential to registered nurses and advanced practice registered nurses who immunize patients or care for any child or adolescent who is a candidate for immunization.

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Humor in Psychiatric Settings

Humor in Psychiatric Settings, 3rd Edition - N2207 (3 contact hours)

Although humor may be inappropriate with some patients who have psychiatric issues, with others it might be effective, appropriate, and helpful toward recovery. In exploring the use of humor in psychiatric settings, this course discusses the effects of pathology on humor and reflects on the use of humor, including ways to use humor for diagnosis and treatment. Appropriate and inappropriate responses and appropriate and inappropriate types of humor are discussed. Evidence on which to base practice recommendations for the use of humor in a psychiatric setting is reviewed.

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Skin Cancer, 2nd Edition

Skin Cancer 2nd Edition - N1847 (3 contact hours)

The purpose of this course is to provide nurses with an overview of the prevalence and management of skin cancer. This course will enable nurses to better understand skin cancer and the nursing care needs of patients and their families. Topics discussed include an overview of the epidemiology of skin cancer, modifiable and non-modifiable risk factors, risk assessment, prevention strategies, strengths and limitations of detection strategies, diagnosis, staging, and standard treatment modalities, including surgery, chemotherapy, and immunotherapy. A case study at the end of the course will help to illustrate the content.

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Legal Implications for Nursing Practice

Legal Implications for Nursing Practice, 2nd Edition - N1775 (3 contact hours)

The purpose of this course is to increase nurses' (including certified case manager nurses) awareness of potential legal issues and how to use best practices to prevent them. As nurses become more aware of situations that may present legal concerns, they can behave proactively to avoid unanticipated legal entanglements. This course is targeted to all nurses, because legal concerns are present in every healthcare setting.

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ANCC Accrediation

Western Schools is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.