Contact Hours for Nurses

Contact Hours for Nursing Continuing Education

All states that require Nursing Continuing Education accept courses from this website (www.ANCCceus.com).

These continuing nursing education courses are approved by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC) for nurses seeking continuing education contact hours in all states that require continuing education to maintain your nursing license.  All states that require Nursing Continuing Education accept courses which have been approved by another state board of nursing.  Our courses have been approved by the North Carolina State Board of Nursing (one of ANCC’s official approvers) so if your state requires continuing education contact hours (CEs) you can take your contact hours from this website www.ANCCceus.com.

    Access all of ANCCceus courses for one low price! 
    One month for you to complete any of our ANCC approved continuing education courses for the low price of $29! Click for list of included courses.
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    Price: $29.00
    Access all of ANCCceus courses for one low price! 
    Six months for you to complete any of our ANCC approved continuing education courses for the low price of $49! Click for list of included courses.
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    Price: $49.00
    Access all of ANCCceus courses for one low price! 
    Nine months for you to complete any of our ANCC approved continuing education courses for the low price of $69! Click for included courses.
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    Price: $69.00
    How to More Effectively Manage Health Care Facilities (4 Contact Hours; $19)
    Management skills are useful to every nurse no matter what assignment the nurse accepts. Most nurses work within a health care organization that is managed by others who may be doing a skillful job of managing or may be inept. It is important for each nurse to be able to assess the management skills of those who are managing one’s work place environment. Increasingly, nurses, especially nurses with advanced training are in settings that require that they themselves have management skills. This course is a good introduction to the basic concepts and skills of managing in the health care setting.

    What you will learn:

    ·That the manager's role in the health care organization requires at least eight tasks: forecasting, planning, organizing, staffing,directing , comparing and controlling quality, innovating  and marketing.

    ·How to identify and forecast facility needs.

    ·An understanding of the role planning plays and the steps required in planning.

    ·How organizations function as systems.

    ·The roles of policy making in the facility.

    ·How decision making is a complex process.

    ·That there are several types of leadership styles.

    ·How power and authority are used in a health care facility.

    ·Communication skills in dealing with facility personnel.

    ·The roles organizational norms and values play in facility life.

    ·How to develop a quality control program for a facility.

    ·That innovating is a major requirement in today's environment.

    ·The steps in marketing a health care facility.



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      Price: $19.00
      Improving Human Resources: Understanding Personnel and the Organization of the Nursing Facility and its Staff (3.75 Contact Hours; $18)
      This course contains useful information for all working nurses who manage others, or who wish to understand the human resources rules and regulations that daily affect their own career. Every working nurse functions within the human resources management framework of the organization for whom they work. Self-employed nurses need equally to understand how human resources functions and understand the many laws that control personnel actions.

      What you will learn:
      • The learner will be able to identify the scope of responsibilities of each of these functional health care facility areas: 
      • • The Administrator's Office 
      • • Medical and Allied Health Functions 
      • • Patterns of Physician Care 
      • • Dental Care 
      • • Foot and Eye Care 
      • • Pharmacy services 
      • • Physical Therapy/Occupational Therapy/ Speech Therapy 
      • • Laboratory and other diagnostic services 
      • • Nursing Services 
      • • The Business Office 
      • • Medical Records 
      • • Admissions 
      • • Dietary 
      • • Social Services 
      • • Activities and Recreation 
      • • Housekeeping / Laundry/ Maintenance
      • How the personnel function evolved and what tools are available to the human resources administrator.

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      Price: $18.00
      NURS 1-634 Learning to Understand Your Health Care Organizations Finances (3.5 Contact Hours; $15)
      Every organization must successfully manage its finances to survive. For the nurse who moves into any level of management position in the health care setting it is useful to have some understanding of the financial framework within which one’s daily decision must be made.
      Every nurse is affected by the financial condition of the employer. To acquire enough understanding of finances to understand the strength and weakness of one’s employer is useful survival knowledge for the non-management nurse as well as nurses in managerial position who make decisions that affect the financial well being of the employer.

      What You Will Learn 
      3.1 The Administrator's Role as Financial Manager 
      3.2 Generally Accepted Accounting Principles - the GAAPs 
      3.3 Two Approaches to Accounting: Cash Accounting and Accrual Accounting 
      3.4 The Two Main Steps in the Accounting Process: Recording Transactions and Preparing Financial Statements 
      3.5 Putting Financial Statements to Work: Working Capital, Ratio Analysis and Vertical Analysis 
      3.6 Additional Accounting Procedures that Help the Administrator Maintain Control Over the Facility 
      3.7 The Concept of Depreciation 
      3.8 Using "costs" in Managerial Decisions 
      3.8.1 Two Types of Costs: Variable and Fixed 
      3.9 Budgets and Budgeting 
      3.9.1 Two Methods of Budget Preparation 
      3.9.2 Five Steps in the Budgeting Process 3.10 Finance 
      3.10.1 Sources of Law 
      3.10.2 The Court Systems 
      3.10.3 Legal Terminology 
      3.10.4 Risks Assumed by the Operation of a Long Term Care Facility 
      3.10.5 Business-Related Concepts and Terms 
      3.10.6 Insurance Terms 
      3.10.7 Terms Associated with Advanced Directives, Wills and Estates 

      • How the administrator fits into the financial aspect of nursing facility operation.


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      Price: $15.00
      Learning Health Care History, Medicare, Medicaid, Work Place Safety, Fire Safety, the Labor Laws, Americans with Disabilities Act (4 Contact Hours; $14)
      The health care industry is constantly evolving. In this course some origins of the health care industry are examined and a background in the laws that affect the daily life of health care facilities are explained. Knowledge of the evolution of health care and the current laws assists the nurse to better understand current trends and requirements that must be met by staff and management day to day in the process of care giving.

      What You Will Learn
      • 4.1 Origins Overview and Current Profile of the Nursing Home Industry
      • 4.1.1 Origins: Long Term Care - A 400-Year Tradition
      • 4.1.2 Overview / Context of the Nursing Home Industry
      • 4.2 The Social Security Act: Medicare and Medicaid
      • 4.2.1 The Social Security Act:
      • 4.2.2 Title 19: Medicaid
      • 4.3 Older Americans Act of 1965
      • 4.4 Labor and Management: Laws and Regulations
      • 4.5 Work-Place Safety: The Occupational Safety and Health Act (1970)
      • 4.6 Fire Safety: The Life Safety Code
      • 4.7 Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 Accessibility Guidelines for Facilities
      In this course you will learn how the following shape the context in which the nursing facility functions.
      • • Genesis of the current nursing home industry
      • • The Social Security Act
      • • Overview of the nursing home industry itself
      • • Overview of the long term care continuum:
      • • Home and community based options
      • • The Older Americans Act
      • • Home Health Agencies
      • • Roles of Medicare and Medicaid
      • • Hospice care
      • • Adult day care
      • • Adult foster care and respite care
      • • Senior housing
      • • Continuing Care Retirement Communities
      • • Hospitals

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      Price: $14.00
      LTCE NURS 1-654 The Aging Process: What, Why? Building your Geriatric Resident Care Skills  (6 Continuing Education (Contact) Hours; $19)
      Nurses in most health care settings are increasingly encountering the geriatric patient. Hospitals are adding geriatric care floors. As the American population ages the ages of patients presenting themselves for care increases. Knowledge about the aging process and its effects is useful knowledge for the practicing nurse.


      What You Will Learn 
      5.1 The Aging Process 
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      Price: $19.00
      Federal Requirements: Resident Rights, Behavior, and Quality of Life, Resident Assessment (6 Contact Hours; $22)
      Nurses working in long term care must know the Federal Requirements and Guidelines to Surveyors in order to provide appropriate care to their patients. The federal government’s Center for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) have sent 40+ year developing guidance on appropriate care planning and quality of nursing care measures. This course explores the insights provided by CMS for nurses’ guidance in patient care giving.

      What you will learn:
      This is one of three courses which cover the Federal Requirements and Guidelines to Surveyors. The first course LTCE 1-700 covers Ftags 150 to F334. The second course, LTCE 1-706 covers Ftags 309-334 and the third course covers the final Ftags 353-522.

      In this course you will read the federal requirements and guidelines regarding Resident Rights, Behavior, Quality of Life and Resident Assessment. Click the link below for a complete listing of all of the topics covered. 

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      Price: $22.00
      Federal Requirements: Resident Assessment and Quality of Care (13 Contact Hours; $39)
      Nurses working in long term care must know the Federal Requirements and Guidelines to Surveyors in order to provide appropriate care to their patients. The federal government’s Center for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) have sent 40+ year developing guidance on appropriate care planning and quality of nursing care measures. This course explores the insights provided by CMS for nurses’ guidance in patient care giving.

      The contents of this course are relevant to all nurses who are interested in learning the federal governments’ regulations on resident rights, resident behavior, quality of patient life and how to assess patient care needs.

      What you will learn:
      Each learner will identify the 20 dimensions of quality of care on which nursing facilities are surveyed. 
      Each learner will identify the conditions for using naso-gastric tubes. 
      Each learner will identify the acceptable parameters of nutritional status for each resident. 
      Each learner will identify medication rates that are acceptable and unacceptable.



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        Price: $39.00
        Federal Requirements: Nursing Services, Dietary, Physicians, Dental, Pharmacy, Physical Environment, Administration (9.75 Contact Hours; $34)
        Nurses working in long term care must know the Federal Requirements and Guidelines to Surveyors in order to provide appropriate care to their patients. The federal government’s Center for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) have sent 40+ year developing guidance on appropriate care planning and quality of nursing care measures. This course explores the insights provided by CMS for nurses’ guidance in patient care giving.

        What you will learn:
        In this course, LTCE 1-710 you will learn the content and how surveyors are instructed to interpret the Ftags governing Nursing Services, Dietary, Physicians, Dental, Pharmacy, Physical Environment and Administration.


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        Price: $34.00
        NURS 1-720 Infection Control: Development of an Infection Control Program (5.75 Contact Hours; $18)
        Management skills are useful to every nurse no matter what assignment the nurse accepts. Most nurses work within a health care organization that is managed by others who may be doing a skillful job of managing or may be inept. It is important for each nurse to be able to assess the management skills of those who are managing one’s work place environment. Increasingly, nurses, especially nurses with advanced training are in settings that require that they themselves have management skills. This course is a good introduction to the basic concepts and skills of managing in the health care setting.

        What you will learn:
        • How to identify the major causes of infection in the long term care facility including
        • urinary tract infections, 
        • respiratory tract infections, 
        • skin and soft-tissue infections, 
        • infestations, and 
        • other infections such as gastroenteritis. 

        • All the essential elements for an infection control program are presented including 
        • outbreak control,
        • isolation and 
        • precautions for the major infectious agents.

        • Aspects of 
        • isolation and 
        • precautions for Bloodborne pathogens, 
        • hand hygiene, 
        • resident and employee health and antibiotic stewardship (avoiding overuse of antibiotics) are covered.

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        Price: $18.00
        Infection Control: Guidelines: Managing Influenza and Norovirus Gastroenteritis Outbreaks (3 Contact Hours; $13)
        Nurses in most health care settings, hospitals, nursing homes, physician practices, etc., encounter influenza and need to be aware of how to manage the spread of influenza. 

        Nurses in all institutional settings that serve meals will have an interest in better understanding norovirus gastroenteritis.

        This course updates the nurse participant on prevention strategies for seasonal influenza in health care settings and guidelines for prevention and control of norovirus gastroenteritis outbreaks in health care setting.


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        Price: $13.00
        Infection Control: Use of Masks, Cough Etiquette, Hand Hygiene, and Antibiotic Use (3.25 Contact Hours; $13)
        Nurses in most health care settings, hospitals, nursing homes, physician practices, etc., are increasingly being exposed to such infectious agents as CRE-Bacteria and MRSA and need to be aware of how to manage the spread of these infectious agents.

        This course covers four topics of importance to nurses practicing in multiple health care settings:
        • Controlling flu
        • Controlling coughs
        • Hand hygiene
        • Overuse of antibiotics


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          Price: $13.00
          Infection Control: Guidelines for Preventing the Transmission of Mycobacterium Tuberculosis in Health Care Settings (8 Contact Hours; $32)
          This course is appropriate for nurses in most health care settings, hospitals, nursing homes and ambulatory care settings such as physician practices, in which they are susceptible to being exposed to TB.
          There is little likelihood that TB will be eradicated. Nurses in all institutional settings have an interest in better understanding this infection, especially since drug resistant TB is beginning to appear around the world.

          The learning objectives for this course are:
          • Each learner will identify which persons are at highest risk for exposure and infection with M. Tuberculosis.
          • Each learner will identify the characteristics of a patient with TB disease.
          • Each learner will identify the fundamentals of TB infection control: (1) administrative controls, (2) environmental controls and (3) respiratory protection controls.
          • Each learner will list the nine steps that must be taken to establish a TB infection control program.


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          Price: $32.00
          Federal Survey Procedures for Long-Term Care Facilities (2.75 Contact Hours; $12)
          Nurses in the long term care setting need to understand the survey procedures and requirements for the facilities in which they work. Knowledge of what the federal surveyors will be looking for when they annually survey the facility will enable the nurse to participate in the survey process in a way that enhances the quality of care given in the facility.

          What you will learn:
          Each learner will name the differences among the two types of standard surveys, the Extended Survey, an abbreviated Standard Survey and a Partial Extended Survey.

          Each student will identify the nine tasks of the Quality Indicators Survey (QIS) standard survey.

          Each learner will identify the analysis of scope and severity used by surveyors in making final judgments about the facility’s survey.


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          Price: $12.00
          Overview of the MDS 3.0 RAI Chapters 1, 2, and Chapter 3 Sections A,B,C (10.25 Contact Hours; $39.50)
          All nurses in the field of geriatric nursing who wish to understand the federal requirements in the area of care planning and quality of care issues. The MDS is the framework required for giving care in the geriatric setting. This is a course in geriatric nursing. The federal government’s Minimum Data Set has become the primary driver of both quality of care and reimbursements for the long term care industry. The nurse doing the MDS forms for each facility has become a key staff person.
          The learner will identify the three basic components of the Resident Assessment Instrument: The Minimum Data Set (MDS) Version 3.0, the Care Area Assessment (CAA) process and the RAI utilization guidelines.

          What you will learn:
          The purpose of this course is to offer clear guidance about how to use the Resident AssessmentInstrument (RAI) correctly and effectively to help provide appropriate care. Providing care toresidents with post-hospital and long-term care needs is complex and challenging work. Clinicalcompetence, observational, interviewing and critical thinking skills, and assessment expertisefrom all disciplines are required to develop individualized care plans. The RAI helps nursinghome staff gather definitive information on a resident’s strengths and needs, which must beaddressed in an individualized care plan. It also assists staff with evaluating goal achievementand revising care plans accordingly by enabling the nursing home to track changes in theresident’s status. As the process of problem identification is integrated with sound clinicalinterventions, the care plan becomes each resident’s unique path toward achieving ormaintaining his or her highest practical level of well-being.


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          Learning the Item-by-Item MDS Guide:Chapter 3 sections d through k (8 Contact Hours; $32.50)
          All nurses in the field of geriatric nursing who wish to understand the federal requirements in the area of care planning and quality of care issues. The MDS is the framework required for giving care in the geriatric setting.
          This is a course in geriatric nursing. The federal government’s Minimum Data Set has become the primary driver of both quality of care and reimbursements for the long term care industry. The nurse doing the MDS forms for each facility has become a key staff person.
          In addition, all nurses in geriatrics need to be familiar with the contents of the MDS 3.0 for this is the single most important tool available to nurses for understanding the care quality requirements of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid.

          What you will learn:
          Each learner will be able to identify the elements of MDS 3.0 Section D: mood
          Each learner will be able to identify the elements of MDS 3.0 Section E: behavior
          Each learner will be able to identify the elements of MDS 3.0 Section F: preferences for Customary routine and activities.
          Each learner will be able to identify the elements of MDS 3.0 Section G: functional status
          Each learner will be able to identify the elements of MDS 3.0 Section H: bladder and bowel
          Each learner will be able to identify the elements of MDS 3.0 Section I: Active diagnoses
          Each learner will be able to identify the elements of MDS 3.0 Section J: health conditions
          Each learner will be able to identify the elements of MDS 3.0 Section K: swallowing/nutritional status.

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          Doing the Resident Assessment Protocols MDS 3.0 Chapter 3 Sections L through Z CHAPTERS 4, 5 and 6 (13 Contact Hours; $37)
          This is a course in geriatric nursing. The federal government’s Minimum Data Set has become the primary driver of both quality of care and reimbursements for the long term care industry. The nurse doing the MDS forms for each facility has become a key staff person.
          In addition, all nurses in geriatrics need to be familiar with the contents of the MDS 3.0 for this is the single most important tool available to nurses for understanding the care quality requirements of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid.

          What you will learn
          The learner will identify the MDS elements Medications, Special Treatments, Restraints, Assessment and assessment administration.
          The learner will identify the Care Area Assessment Process and Care Planning
          The learner will recognize correct submission for an MDS form
          The learner will list the parts of the payment system that is used to reimburse the nursing facility for care given.


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          Price: $37.00
          Healthy Aging: Concepts for the Administrator, the Facility Nursing Staff, and the Residents (11.25 Continuing Education Hours; $35)

          Dr. Weil’s book, Healthy Aging: A Lifelong Guide to Your Well-Being is a major compilation of current information on research and thinking about well-being of persons as we age. This is, in essence, an outstanding book on gerontology, an examination of many aspects of healthy aging.

          This reading contains valuable information for:
          Your own personal successful aging in the high pressure environment in which we live
          Good information about ways to care for your staff’s health via helping them benefit from healthy aging habits
          Some really good suggestions for examining the extent to which your residents are experiencing a healthy aging life style in your facility
          To complete this course you will need access to a copy of Dr. Weil’s book (not included, purchase information included in the course information and disclosures below).

          What you will learn:
          The learner will identify the changes faced in aging identified by Dr. Weil.
          The learner will identify the four visions of immortality described by Dr. Weil.
          The learner will identify the search for anti-aging behaviors in the several cultures discussed by Dr. Weil.
          The learner will identify the differences between the more traditional practitioners of medicine and those in the anti-aging field.
          The learner will identify the different approaches to aging by molecular biologists and biogerontologists.
          The learner will identify the reasons behind why we age.
          The learner will identify the ways to health aging proposed by Dr. Weil.
          The learner will identify elements of the anti-inflammatory diet.

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          Price: $35.00
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