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You've heard the saying that we never stop learning. This is especially true for nurses. 

The healthcare field is constantly changing and progressing, with new theories on diseases, technological advances, patient care trends, new and revised protocols, medical breakthroughs and research findings. Added to that are the vast amounts of information affecting how nurses practice and provide patient care.

In order to provide the best patient care you must invest in educational opportunities that give you up to date knowledge and skills. Although education takes time, learning new information is beneficial to you, your employers and patients. Continuing nursing education gives you an opportunity to brush up on knowledge you may not have used recently or to gain a more technical background in your specialty. Continuing education is a viable means of improving your professional competence with the outcome of improved health care and job opportunities.
Technology, techniques, standards and medications change so frequently, that it is essential for your career and your patient's safety that you proactively pursue continuing education and training opportunities. While most employers and state licensing boards require nurses to complete a certain number of continuing education courses a year, obtaining additional professional training and education has other benefits. It can be an ideal way to find out whether you have an interest in or aptitude for a different nursing specialty; it is a great way to network with other professionals who share your interests; it expands your career options by strengthening your skills.

WILSON SHEPARD EDUCATION ASSOCIATES has been approved by the Florida Board of Nursing, Georgia Board of Nursing, and District of Columbia Board of Nursing .

CE Provider #: 50-17938

WILSON SHEPARD EDUCATION ASSOCIATES is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by The Alabama State Nurses Association, an accredited approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.”
CE Provider # 5-166

Trusted by over 1 million nurses across America, Wilson Shepard Education Associates is the most effective way to complete your continuing education requirements, and get tools you need to thrive.

These online courses are user friendly and convenient. Our courses are available 24x7 and are delivered through our secure servers.


  • No pre-registration or account required
  • Read and print the entire course at no charge
  • Take the test absolutely risk-free
  • Pass the test and complete an evaluation
  • Register your course completion and pay
  • Get your certificate instantly online and by email
  • Track your certificates with a free personal account
  • Many of our courses have NO POST TEST requirement

Approved Online Nurses Continuing Education Programs

"Compassion Fatigue - A Journey Toward Self-Care" Approval code 20-500217

This continuing education program addresses risk factors for and the manifestations of compassion fatigue

1.5 contact hours                                                

"Allostasis: When Stress Tips Over." The purpose of this paper is to introduce stress, allostasis and allostatic load, which are relatively new concepts proposed to explain physiological responses to stress
1.5 contact hours
Change...who me? One of the many roles is to assist patients with their understanding of changing behaviors and to help them understand how this is necessary for health improvement.          
1.0 contact hour 
Diabetes Care Today" This takes a look at the Benefits of Diabetes Self-Management Education
1.0 contact hour

"Medical Errors for Nurses: Misunderstandings can do harm" No post test

The IOM Committee of Quality of Healthcare in America defines the Medical Error as a harm caused to the patient as a result of the failure of a planned action to be completed as intended or the use of a wrong plan to achieve an aim.

2.0 contact hours
"H. pylori Program...when your tummy is sick, I can cure that ulcer!"  This continuing education program addresses the presentation and prevalence of H pylori, importance of detecting through recommended screenings, examining signs and symptoms that may relate, and understanding the recommended treatment regimens to eradicate H. pylori.
1.0 contact hour

"Updates in Primary Nursing Care"

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15.0 contact hours
"What is Health Literacy?" This paper attempts to promote renewed attention to the role of health education and communication in health promotion and disease prevention
1.0 contact hour
Health Belief Model see if you can help your "risky" patients The Health Belief Model has been applied to problems of predicting, explaining, and influencing behavior. 
1.0 contact hour

Dysphagia - Management of Patients with Swallowing Difficulties

Dysphagia, or difficulty swallowing, is a serious and life-threatening medical condition and is associated with increased mortality and morbidities such as malnutrition, dehydration, and pulmonary complications such as aspiration pneumonia. 

1.0 contact hour
"Implementing Care of Patients Diagnosed with NAFLD- Non-Alcoholic Liver Disease: Discussion of the Trans-theoretical Model of Change"  Approval Code 20-537249
1.0 contact hour
Obesity - Why am I Fat? Obesity and obesity-related conditions have grown to be one of the most significant issues impacting Americans health in recent years.
1.0 contact hour
The Bull Runners of Pamplona, Spain - A Discussion of the Health Belief Model The Health Belief Model has been applied to problems of predicting, explaining, and influencing behavior.1.0 contact hour
Motivation - what we can learn from the children refugees - A Discussion of Maslow's Hierarch Needs Therory. Motivation is a complex phenomenon. 
Motivation has to do with energizing and directing our efforts toward a meaningful goal. 
1.0 contact hour
MRSA - Making a difference. Review of policies and procedures to prevent spread of MRSA1.0 contact hour