FREE CE Courses

Earn up to 10 free CE hours!

Each of the home study courses below award 2 CE hours. Courses are completed fully online and require no in-person attendance. After completing each course, your CE certificate(s) will be emailed to you within 1-2 business days. CE hours are approved by the California Board of Nursing for RN license renewal. CE hours are valid for two years. If you are interested in more CE courses for your RN license renewal, please contact us at info@nursesed.net

FREE Contact Hours

Maintaining a Fine Balance with Blood Gas Interpretation

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Define the component of blood gases, the pH, CO2, HCO3 and base excess
  • Describe the significance of ↑CO2
  • Describe the significance of ↓CO2
  • Describe the significance of abnormal HCO3
  • Determine if the blood gas is compensated or decompensated
  • Determine if an abnormal blood gas is metabolic or respiratory
  • Define base excess
FREE Contact Hours RN Course Drug Calculations

Drug Calculations

Many drugs require some type of calculation prior to administration. The drug calculations range in complexity from requiring a simple conversion to a more complex calculation for drugs administered by mcg/kg/min.

You will learn:

  • Conversions
  • Algebra
  • Calculating a drug order
FREE Contact Hours RN Course Auscultation of Breath Sounds

Auscultation of Lung Sounds

Upon the completion of this course, the learner will be able to:

  • Describe rales, rhonchim and wheezes.
  • Describe the origin of abnormal breath sounds.
  • Identify and describe continuous breath sounds.
  • Identify and describe discountinous breath sounds, and their type.
  • Identify breath sounds by location
  • Describe the origin and causes of abnormal breath sounds such as stridor, polymorphic and monomorphic wheezes, inspiratory crackles, and late inspiratory crackles.
FREE Contact Hours RN Course The Skinny on Diabetes

The Skinny on Diabetes

Upon the completion of this course, the learner will be able to:

  • Describe the difference between of Type 1 Diabetes, Types 2 Diabetes and Diabetes Insipidus
  • The role of the pancrease in blood sugar management
  • The role of beta cells in blood sugar maintenance
  • Cause and symptoms for Type 1 Diabetes
  • The cause and symptoms for Type 2 Diabetes
  • Diabetic ketoacidosis DKA – warning signs, and symptoms, and mechanism of action.
  • Hyperglycemic Hyperosmolar Nonketotic Syndrome
    (HNNS)