The School of Nursing offers a range of continuing education offerings to meet the needs of registered nurses who seek to expand their professional nursing knowledge.
The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Nursing (OH-348, 6/1/2016) is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Ohio Nurses Association (OBN-001-91) which is an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
ANA-Illinois has designated ONA as the official approver of CNE Providers and activities for Illinois.
The SIUE School of Nursing may be able to provide a program to meet your organization's need. Please contact by email Dr. Karen Kelly or by phone at (618) 650-3908 if your organization has a CE need or if you would like to suggest a topic for a continuing education offering.
September 24, 2014
N.O. Nelson Building, 600 Troy Road, Edwardsville, Ill.
General information: The registration fee includes all handouts and refreshments. On-site check-in/registration will begin at 5:30 p.m. Free parking is available adjacent to the building.
5:30-6 p.m. On-site registration
5:30-6:20 p.m. Networking and refreshments (a variety of appetizers will be served, catered by Bella Milano)
6:20 p.m. Opening remarks: Karen Kelly: Overview of political action and nursing: Why?
6:30 p.m. Speaker: Debbie Broadfield: Legislative outcomes of 2014; legislative plans for 2015
7:30 p.m. Speaker: Susan Swart: Illinois Healthcare Action Coalition focus on nursing’s future in Illinois
7:40 p.m. Speaker: Donna Meyer: RWJF/AARP Campaign for Nursing
7:45 p.m. Introduction of members of the Illinois General Assembly, networking with legislators and professional colleagues (the program may be interrupted to introduce legislators who cannot stay until the end of the educational program)
9 p.m. Adjournment
Goal for Legislative Night 2014: Examine current and upcoming legislative issues in the Illinois General Assembly related to nursing and health care
Continuing Education: 1.5 contact hours will be awarded through SIUE School of Nursing
For additional program information, contact Dr. Karen Kelly at 618/650-3908 or email@example.com.
Registration fees: includes refreshments
• $12 for undergraduate, prelicensure students: students must provide proof of current enrollment at on-site registration unless they have been registered through their nursing program/instructor
• $25 for RNs and other attendees
• Program brochure with registration form
• For additional registration information or to register a group, contact Sheila Emerick, firstname.lastname@example.org, 618-468-4402
The 2007 Illinois Nurse Practice Act mandates 20 hours of continuing education (CE) for RNs and LPNs in order for license renewal. This mandate will begin with RN license renewal in 2012 and in 2013 for LPNs.
The requirements for RNs and LPNs are similar to those that have been in place for advanced practice nurses (APNs) in Illinois for several years, although precepting is not part of the CE plan for RNs and LPNs. (See Section 1305.100 Continuing Education: Title 68: Professions And Occupations Chapter VII: Department Of Financial And Professional Regulation for more information.)
Visit the Illinois Division of Professional Regulation, Professional Nursing Professions Licensed by DPR page to read about the new Illinois Nurse Practice Act. You can also find the current CE requirements for APNs on this web page (as noted above). Continue to review this webpage for information about the new rules for implementing the NPA. See the rules.
The Illinois Center for Nursing also has information about continuing education for nurses.
Be a wise consumer of continuing education and be sure the programs for which you enroll are accredited by one of the organizations noted in the rules. Programs that are accredited/approved through the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation adhere to national standards for continuing education.