Nursing: CE Credits (free)

Seven (7) Free Continuing Education Units

Nursing Experts: Translating the Evidence - Public Health Path

Public Health Course 
Developed with a primary audience of public health nurses but will be of interest to everyone interested in learning more about evidence based practice.

  • Seven (7) Free Continuing Education Units are available for nurses.  

  • Course is anticipated to take 7 hours

  • Lessons can be completed at your own pace.

  • Each lesson consists of one or more video lectures and activities

For more information & to take the course: 

CINAHL Continuing Education

Earn CME, CPD, MOC & CEU with CINAHL Complete

CINAHL CE modules are interactive educational modules that allow nurses, social work, and allied health professionals to satisfy CE requirements online. They contain the latest topics on patient care and drug administration. Each CE module consists of course material, an interactive review, and a competency test with a certificate of completion


How do I access or view the CINAHL Education Modules?

You may access the CE modules through the CINAHL homepage checking off the CE Module box and clicking on the search box. Located in the middle of the page, will need to scroll down. 

How do I obtain contact hours or CEUs from the CINAHL continuing education modules?

You must select a module, and take and pass the CE Module exam.
Note: It is highly recommended that you review the Course Materials and Interactive Review portions of the module before taking the exam. When you indicate you are ready to take the exam you will be given two opportunities to pass the examination within a 72 hour test window.

When do I receive my certificate after I successfully complete a continuing education unit module (CEU)?

You receive the certificate right away. Upon successful completion of the module, you are immediately able to download your PDF certificate.


Accredited with distinction by:

  •  American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Accreditation Program
  • International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET)
  • California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP No. 0073.
  • Commission for Case Manager Certification (CCMC)

UpToDate Continuing Education

Earning CME/CE/CPD Credit with UpToDate


Tracking Credits

Subscribers with an individual subscription to UpToDate,can earn CME/CE/CPD credit – at no additional cost – each time a clinical question is researched.
Watch a demo on easy tracking and free redemption of CME/CE/CPD credits through UpToDate.


UpToDate is accredited and recognized as a continuing education resource by: 

American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP)

  • For each hour of participation with the program, NPs can claim 1.0 contact hour. UpToDate automatically tracks the time you spend using the service.

American Midwifery Certification Board (AMCB)

  • The Certificate Maintenance Program of the American Midwifery Certification Board (AMCB) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ and AANP NP contact hours, both of which UpToDate offers, to satisfy the 20 contact hours requirement. AMCB Certificants will be required to enter credit amount/upload credit certificate earned from use of UpToDate into the user portal on the AMCB website in order to fulfill their continuing education requirement.

National Board of Certification and Recertification of Nurse Anesthetists (NBCRNA)

  • UpToDate can be a valuable source of Class B credit under the Non-Prior Approved and/or Non-Assessed CE category of the Professional Certification Program (CPC). To determine if your engagement is compliant with claiming Class B credit, you should review the information detailed in the NBCRNA's Class B Requirements table. One hour of engagement in activities that qualify for this category is compatible with earning 1 Class B credit.

Pediatric Nursing Certification Board (PNCB)

  • recertification program accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ and AANP NP contact hours, both of which UpToDate offers, to count toward the annual requirement of 15 contact hours. PNCB certificants must enter each individual CME/CE activity as a separate entry on the application/tracker.