When you become a nurse, you never stop learning. In addition to the valuable lessons you will learn on the job, you may also be required to take a specified number of continuing education credits to be able to renew your license. Read on to learn more about nursing continuing education.
Facts About Nursing Continuing Education
Nurses must renew their licenses every two years. In some states, nurses must complete continuing education credits before they are allowed to renew their license. There are currently twenty one states that require nurses to complete continuing education.
The number of continuing education credits required will vary from state to state. Some states may require as little as ten education credits while other may require as many as forty. The type of continuing education that is taken is usually up to the nurse.
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