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FREE Nursing Continuing Education: Online Resources 

Please note this page is meant to be a resource for you and we make every effort to keep it up-to-date. Please check the validity of all Continuing Education Courses to ensure that they meet your specific, individual needs of your learning plan.

If you have additional resources for FREE Nursing Continuing Education, please share them. Contact Elise Gay at or 252.744.1925

Explanation of Continuing Education Credits

North Carolina Area Health Education Centers:

North Carolina Board of Nursing

Continuing Education Resources Main Page

FREE Board Sponsored Bulletin Offerings (approximately 8 offerings worth approximately 0.75-2 CHs each). Click HERE for more information.

FREE Webcast Offering:Understanding the Scope of Practice and Role of the LPN - there is no fee for this webcast. Preparation and viewing time is approximately 1 hour.

FREE Online Booklet Offering (worth 0.75 CHs) : Instruction Booklet – Just Culture in Nursing Regulation (.75 CHs) - Read booklet and complete evaluation tools.

Medscape Nurses

Sign up for a free account

  • Complete free continuing medical education and professional development courses
  • Earn FREE CME Credits with their app - free download for for multiple devices

Nursing Center

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Click HERE to sign up for a FREE Account on CDC Train and search for many FREE courses! Classes that have a registration fee are denoted with "$" symbol.

UNC School of Nursing Continuing Education Programs

Login required

North Carolina Nurses Association

Must be a dues paying member

American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nursing

Cost of approx. $130 per year