The Pros and Cons of Getting Nursing CEUs

nursing CEUFor registered nurses or licensed practical nurses, fulfilling nursing continuing education credits or units (CEU) is a requirement for the profession—it is necessary for relicensing. In certain states we are required to fulfill a certain number of CEUs every two years.

Completing CEUs sounds like a wonderful idea. However, some members of the nursing profession disagreeAfter all, competence has been demonstrated by the proof of licensure and associated renewal. Mandating further credit hours seems redundant.

To fully examine the debate on “Should Continuing Education be Mandatory?”, consider the following arguments:




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