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Continuing Education

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.

CE Needs

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.

Offering Announcements

Upcoming Summit: Changing Healthcare Landscape: Implications for Community, School, Business, and Providers

Friday, Nov. 14
7:45 a.m.-2:45 p.m.

Fountains Conference Center
Four Points Sheraton
319 Fountains Pkwy.
Fairview Heights, IL 62208

The SIUE School of Nursing is collaborating with Get Up & Go!, a program of the St. Clair County Health Department, and many other partners to sponsor the 6th Annual Health Policy Summit.

This year's keynote speakers and respondent panels will focus on the Affordable Care Act. There are important provisions in this landmark legislation which effect communities, schools, businesses, as well as health care institutions. Attendees may be surprised to hear about these far-reaching effects. Afternoon breakout sessions will address specific policies, environmental design, and local examples of progress towards improving health of St. Clair County.

Please visit the Get Up & Go! website to register. Space is limited, so don’t miss this important opportunity.

The registration fee is $35 plus $10 for nursing contact hours; $25 for students ($10 extra if you wish to receive CE credits).

For more information, view the brochure.


Mandatory Continuing Education for RNs & LPNs: The 2007 Illinois Nurse Practice Act

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.

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