As demand for nurses increases, nursing professionals already working in the field are in competition to make sure their knowledge and skills are up-to-date. Continuing education in nursing can be a great way to ensure that your skills are honed to perfection, and can help advance your career.
And for many nurses, continuing education (CE) is mandatory because most states require nursing professionals to receive continuing education credits before they can renew their nursing license. Not only does continuing education help you stay up-to-date on the latest developments in healthcare, it can also open doors to new subjects in which you may want to focus.
Several colleges and universities offer continuing education programs, including the popular ADN to BSN degree program, and many courses are offered online.